O.k. Just got a Benq DVD DW1640 drive and I need serious HELP! With 16x Media, I am only averaging 0.7X burn speeds.
Yes… not even 1X. My prior TDK 440N consistantly outperformed what I am getting… So something is seriously wrong.
I have flashed the drive up to BSMB.
WindowsXP Service Pack 2
Abit KD7-E Motherboard
AMD Athalon 2200+
1 MB DDR333 RAM
Hard Drives are WD 120 GB 7200 8MB Cache
Seagate 160 GB 7200 8 MB Cache
Other Burner is a Lite-ON CD, I have even REMOVED it from my system, and have the BenQ as the Master drive on the 2nd IDE channel, all by its lonesome.
I have tried two different type of media. The Verbatim DVD+R 16X and the Memorex DVD+R 16X. Both consistantly in the 0.5X to 0.7X range. QSuite liked the Verbatim at 16X, and the Memorex only at 8x.
I checked Ultra DMA, Hard drives are at Ultra 4, and looks like the BenQ is coming in at Ultra 2.
I have tried with WOPC off, doesn’t seem to help.
I have been using Creative Media Creator 7.
Something is definitely off. Is this a software issue? Have I missed a setting somewhere?