I have a two year computer, built myself, with an Intel MotherBoard w/P4 2.5Ghz, 2GB RAM, 3Ware RAID controller w/2 WD3200SB’s, etc.
I just installed a NEW Sony DRU-810A (REBADGED BenQ DW1640) and wanted to get advice on the “BEST” BIOS settings. Please note I also have a BenQ 16X DVD-ROM (DVP1650). Unlike the HD’s, I am only using a 40 Conductor Cable for these devices. Would an 80 Conductor help with these ??
BIOS set to “AUTO” instead of “CD-ROM”:
LBA MODE CONTROL: ENABLED
MULTI-SECTOR TRANSFERS: DISABLED
PIO MODE: MODE 4
ULTRA DMA: MODE 2
CABLE DETECTED: 40 CONDUCTOR
I am using ROXIO EASY MEDIA CREATOR 7 BASIC DVD and haven’t made any “coasters” yet (DVD or CD) but was seriously thinking of upgrading to the version that allows me to burn my TIVO files onto DVD !!