When I read through the FAQs I was briefly less worried when I saw a topic that almost perfectly describes my issue- the buffer dances around wildly when burning in nero. However, I’m not completely sure that my issue is this normal. The wildy dancing write buffer is slowing the process… a lot- I set it to burn at 8x and a 4.7gb disc takes 35 minutes to complete. The way I’ve seen the FAQ’s version of this issue talked about also makes me believe that the ‘dancing buffer’ only lasts for a while, whereas my problem persists throughout the enitre burn.
My assumption (though I shall make it known now that dvd burners are not my specialty) as to what is going on is that every five seconds it suffers the classic buffer underrun, and then the fancy protection system kicks in. However, I cannot figure why I’d be getting buffer underruns in the first place. Ultra DMA enabled, the drive it’s writing from transfers at roughly 55, using MS’s ide controller drivers, latest motherboard bios, 1.w4 on the NEC (had tried 1.w5 first), media resonably well reviewed and is rated for 8x- I can’t think of too much else to check.
Abit NF7-s (rev 2 (nforce2 board))
AMD Barton 2500+
Windows 2k pro (sp4)