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Unusually Slow Burning Speeds

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by ruffdawg, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. ruffdawg

    ruffdawg Guest

    Hello, I have been backing up my DVD's for quite some time now, and just in the last few months I have noticed that my burner isn't reaching its max speeds. I have an 8x burner and I am using 4x media. I expect to see a max of 4x but for some reason it burns at .2x to .6x Can anyone tell me how to speed up this process since 2 1/2 hours is a long time to burn a DVD.

    Also, I am using Alcohol 120% to burn my .iso's made by DVD shrink. Thanks
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi there ruffdawg, welcome to aD,

    A drop is burner's speed ?

    Let's go over your DVD burner's basics, Okie, Dokie ?

    For that we'll have to turn on the TV to "The Wide Warped World of Sports," already in progress :)

    (Our advertiser's here for a few words first - )

    Remember fans, while watching our sports spectacular always check your DMA mode. When our PC gets "cranky" and "out of sorts", it could be you've slipped from your DMA mode to your PIO Mode. As we all know, it could happen to anyone, head to our site without delay and we'll return you to ScubaPete, already in progress -

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx


    First, to our sports announcer "ScubaPete" at the local ball field -

    Hi folks, nice of you to join us -
    (hey ball boy, gimme a beer, "K" ?)

    First up to bat this inning, our all star, ASPI- let's check his bio - ASPI likes to sandwich himself between the software and the burner, allowing fast and precise communication and smooth performance.

    Here's some additional information about the ASPI layer -

    http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm

    First we see if he'll join the lineup by way of Adaptec ASPI layer OR Nero ASPI.

    Sometimes ASPI is reluctant to join so we may have to "Force" him by using "Force ASPI."

    We'll find all of those links and some more information here -

    http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm

    Once he's in place, it's good to check on ASPI, here's a good tool for just that, it's called ASPI Checker -

    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...nguage=English+US&filekey=aspichk.exe&sess=no

    Taking a short break while a fan streaks the field, we're switching you to the All World Golf Tournament and ScubaPete 2 at the clubhouse -

    (hey) "High Ball," (I mean,) Hi ya'all, Stupid-Pete, I mean ScubaPete are we set ready for Firmware ?

    We'll be going out to the links (when I get anudder rink) to check our Firmware for our burner of choice -
    The Firmware, as we might remember, is our burner's tutor, keeping our DVD burner "tweeked". It makes sure our burner can "speak" to as many different mfgrs of media as fast and precise as possible - We're always looking for the most recent upgrade -

    To check on our firmware we'll need a little "tool" which we can get from here -

    http://flashman.rpc-1.com/


    At the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your Firmware's health (up-to-date wise). You can probably get a current upgrade there also -

    If you haven't gotten the proper firmware - back you go to get your upgrade - You cannot be without it -

    Time to take a break from our sports broadcast and transfer you back to ScubaPete at the bar, . . . Huuuuummmm, ScubaPete, I say, ScubaPete . . . has anyone seen ScubaPete what, . . , wha . . he's under the wha . .

    Sorry Ladies and Gentlemen, ScubaPete seems to be under the, ahhhhhh, the . .Ahhhhh, weather, yea, that's it, He's under the weather . . (Psssst, get you feet offin da ScubaPete's head, he won't be on the floor all nite . .

    Someone ship him back to A/D, alrighty ?

    Well folks, we've lost our signal but we hope your driver is all that it can be, . . . G'nite all -

    Remember when looking for a guide with a personality, shop ScubaPete -

    (PS, let me know how you make out, OK ?)

    Cheers,

    Pete
     

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