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Won't write to Ridata -R & SLOW writes to +R

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  1. LNM

    LNM Member

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    Hello,
    I am using a Memorex 16X external model 3202-3286 on a IBM laptop A20P running 2K. I can shrink and DVD Decrypter. I use a write speed of 4X. Decrypter will not write to Ridata -R 16X media giving an error message I/O error : Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format. How to correct this, Please?
    Next problem is if I use Memorex +R 4X media, the write speed is only 0.5X. This takes 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 hours to complete. How can I speed this up?

    Thank you very much.
    LNM
     
  2. laddyboy

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    Hello.

    First make sure your burner is in DMA transfer mode.

    http://webpages.charter.net/bacitup/TheGuides/checking DMA.pdf
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/260038


    Next make sure your burner's firmware is up to date:

    http://www.memorex.com/html/download_software_now.php?CID=11&PID=872
    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?category=4&manufactor=20

    If it's an older drive it may be a Lite-on 1633 underneath.


    Memorex media is almost always very poor in quality. Good media is made by Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden, and Made in Japan labeled Sony and Fuji.


    Edit: text added below.

    Does the laptop have USB2 ports or USB1 ports? A quick search did not ptovide an answer. You need USB2 ports.
     
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