Buffer issue

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#1

Hello. I’ve got asus drw1608p3s dvd-rw burner.
While burning media in Nero (latest version), the Used Read Buffer constantly keeps climbing up and down the bar. The lower buffer stays within the 95-98% area.
Is it normal? or should the Used Read Buffer stay in the 100% area aswell?
I have strong pc with 1gig ram, and while burning, i dont use any other program. Im still protected by warranty, therefore if there’s any clue of problem i can replace the burner.

Thank you


#2

check your drives are not running in PIO mode, including your HDD.


#3

for some unknown reason, i can’t find my drives in device manager.


#4

You are actually going to check the IDE controller(s) in device manager. That’s where to check for DMA status. Have a look at this thread .

One reason for this behaviour of the read buffer is a badly fragmented HDD. Regular defragging is essential for good burning performance.

Another is the burner being on the same IDE channel/cable as the HDD.


#5

My computer is brand new. including the HDD. eventhough, i have defragged it - just to be sure. The HDD isn’t connected on the same ide channel (the HDD is sata).
The burner is in DMA status.


#6

I’m having the same problem as you, with that asus drw-1608p3s.
I have nero 6.6.0.15, 4gb free of 10gb in C: and i want to make a backup of files in partition d:
spec:
p4 2.8ht
mother msi 875pneo
hdd maxtor 120gb ide
ddr 3200 2x256mb ocz
winXP SP2 with all the updates

i haven’t defrag the hdd for 3 1/2 years but i have it in ntfs. do i need to defrag both partitions or the winxp partition only. A defrag of 100gb will take an eternity.
which is the best nero for XP? I tried nero 7.7 but it crash nero home and its too heavy, i want one stable without bugs
have you solve this problem checkpoint?


#7

Regular defragging is essential regardless of the file system and with 3 drives at 250gb each it doesn’t really take so much time especially with defrag apps like PerfectDisk.

I don’t believe there’s any advantage in partitioning a drive like that. It adds an overhead to the system & slows it down. Others will obviously disagree.

Nero 6.6.0.18 , 6.6.1.4 or 6.6.1.6 are the best options.