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How can i burn faster?

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by Fenix182, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Fenix182

    Fenix182 Guest

    hi,
    i am using a sony dl dvd-rw drive to burn my dvds after i shrink them with dvdshrink.
    after dvdshrink finishes encoding it starts to burn the dvd using nero, i am burning at 8x speed but it still takes like 1.5 to 1.7 hours to finish the whole burn.

    is this normal, or is there something i can do to fix this problem?
     
  2. bardie

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    Sounds like you are in PIO mode. You need to be in DMA mode to speed things up.
     
  3. Fenix182

    Fenix182 Guest

    how do i switch to DMA mode
     
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    Under device manager look for ide controllers and set them to DMA, and then re-boot your computer.
     
  5. Fenix182

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    it was already set as DMA when i checked it
     
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    Is this burner an internal or external unit?
     
  7. Fenix182

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    external
     
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    Are you running it through USB 2 or USB 1?
    If it is running USB 1 then you will be there till the cows come home, as the transfer rate is only around 14 Mb a sec where as USB 2 transfer rate is 480 Mb a second, a massive difference.
     
  9. Fenix182

    Fenix182 Guest

    ok well that explains it i am using a usb1 i believe. can i buy a 2.o port and install it into my comp, and if so where can i buy one?
     
  10. bardie

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    Yep I thought that was your problem.
    You can buy a 4 port USB 2 adapter from any computer shop, they don't cost much and are easy to install and that way you will have a few extra ports for something else in the future that will need this type.
    Good luck.
     

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