AO7XLA and buffer problems

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#1

Everytime I burn an audio cd, at around 25-30% complete, the buffer drops down to 9% (it does go back up). This has not happened with the 2 dvds I’ve burned. I’ve upgraded the firmware to 1.15 and that has not helped. I tried the Nvidia IDE driver and the Microsoft default IDE driver and the same thing happens on both.

I should mention this is with the newest version of Nero. Maybe a different program would help?

I guess I’ll try reinstalling windows and see if that does anything for me.

I seriously hope this drive isn’t bad.


#2

It’s probably the buffer being cleared then reloaded, why worry about it? your not saying that your burns are bad… :confused:


#3

Yeah, the burns are perfectly fine. I also should mention it doesn’t seem like Buffer Underrun protection kicks in either (unless the light doesn’t change colors on this drive).

Also, I made a data cd (from a cd-r) and it did the same thing. Though, this time I noticed that it seems the writer is actually speeding up. So maybe thats it? Anyone else having this problem?


#4

drive dma mode?


#5

Here all my drives and DMA modes.

Segate 40gig (master) - DMA Mode 5
Maxtor 160gig (slave) - DMA Mode 6
Pioneer A07XLA (master) - DMA Mode 2
Pioneer DVD-117 (slave) - DMA Mode 3

All drives are set to cable select.

The rest of my system is…

ASUS A7N8X-X
1gig Samsung DDR
Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1
ATI Radeon 9800

Its weird because my AOpen CD-RW never had this problem.


#6

Shouldn’t be using cable select.
Trying setting the jumper on your A07XLA to Master and the other as Slave.

Hope this helps


#7

Drive lights don’t change - green or nothing :rolleyes: both my drives are DMA 2 Ultra 33 but that will depend on type of IDE drives and mobo :confused: