Buffer keeps dropping to zero

I have a pioneer dvr 104 dvd-rw burner in a sony vaio computer. i am burning wii games, but when they are burning they are taking almost two to three hours. the buffer is constantly having to refill. i dont really know what to do about this. my brother-in-law is burning games in thirteen minutes. i want to be able to do that. please help.

Check your drive for DMA mode it sounds like it is in PIO mode.

i have no idea where to even do that at. i am using imageburn software to burn the games…dont know if that helps. i have tried looking for new firmware, but i have the most recent. i even tried changing to the newest imageburn, but that hasnt helped. i have never seen a place to change modes.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/1712829-post5.html

it says that it is already in dma, and the current transfer is ultra dma mode 5

this is what it says when it is burning the games:

I 01:50:33 Writing Sectors…
W 01:50:55 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 539072)
W 01:51:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:51:27 Writing Sectors…

so instead of writing at 4x it ends up writing at about 0.3x

You sure your looking at your burner for the ultra dma mode 5 and not your hard drive?

yeah i just double checked, but i was looking at the burner, it was under the ide controlers. all of my harddrives are under diskdrives. any other ideas

Open the secondary ide channel and post what it says for your transfer mode.

it says the same thing

post a full imgburn log

[QUOTE=pumpkineater;2268813]it says that it is already in dma, and the current transfer is ultra dma mode 5[/QUOTE]@ pumpkineater,

Apparently you are looking in the incorrect area. A Pioneer DVR-104 Optical Drive will NOT operate in the Ultra DMA Mode 5.

To prevent any confusion post a full complete ImgBurn Log File as Forum Member ~Jethro~ has previously suggested.

Regards,
bjkg

I 01:27:03 ImgBurn Version 2.4.4.0 started!
I 01:27:03 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 01:27:03 Total Physical Memory: 523,808 KB - Available: 306,228 KB
I 01:27:03 Initialising SPTI…
I 01:27:03 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 01:27:04 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD-RW!
I 01:28:01 Operation Started!
I 01:28:01 Source File: I:\wii games\Rawdump2.1\The House of the DeadOVERKILL.iso
I 01:28:01 Source File Sectors: 2,294,912 (MODE1/2048)
I 01:28:01 Source File Size: 4,699,979,776 bytes
I 01:28:01 Source File Volume Identifier: The House of the Dead:OVERKILL
I 01:28:01 Source File File System(s): None
I 01:28:01 Destination Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-104 1.40 (F:) (ATA)
I 01:28:01 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 1x, 2x)
I 01:28:01 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 01:28:01 Write Mode: DVD
I 01:28:01 Write Type: DAO
I 01:28:01 Write Speed: 4x
I 01:28:01 Link Size: Auto
I 01:28:01 Lock Volume: Yes
I 01:28:01 Test Mode: No
I 01:28:01 OPC: No
I 01:28:01 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 01:28:02 Filling Buffer… (25 MB)
I 01:28:33 Writing LeadIn…
I 01:29:14 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
I 01:29:14 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2294911)
W 01:29:36 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 22976)
W 01:30:06 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:30:07 Writing Sectors…
W 01:30:29 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 45632)
W 01:31:01 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:31:02 Writing Sectors…
W 01:31:25 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 67616)
W 01:31:56 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:31:57 Writing Sectors…
W 01:32:20 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 90336)
W 01:32:53 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:32:54 Writing Sectors…
W 01:33:18 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 113376)
W 01:33:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:33:49 Writing Sectors…
W 01:34:09 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 135200)
W 01:34:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:34:42 Writing Sectors…
W 01:35:04 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 157504)
W 01:35:37 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:35:44 Writing Sectors…
W 01:36:09 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 180672)
W 01:36:40 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:36:42 Writing Sectors…
W 01:37:04 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 203360)
W 01:37:34 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:37:35 Writing Sectors…
W 01:37:59 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 226400)
W 01:38:29 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:38:32 Writing Sectors…
W 01:38:54 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 248640)
W 01:39:25 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:39:26 Writing Sectors…
W 01:39:49 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 270848)
W 01:40:19 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:40:20 Writing Sectors…
W 01:40:46 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 294848)
W 01:41:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:41:19 Writing Sectors…
W 01:41:42 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 316832)
W 01:42:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:42:15 Writing Sectors…
W 01:42:35 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 338528)
W 01:43:05 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:43:07 Writing Sectors…
W 01:43:27 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 359456)
W 01:43:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:44:04 Writing Sectors…
W 01:44:27 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 382400)
W 01:44:58 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:44:59 Writing Sectors…
W 01:45:23 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 404960)
W 01:45:51 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:45:52 Writing Sectors…
W 01:46:15 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 427040)
W 01:46:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:46:50 Writing Sectors…
W 01:47:13 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 449088)
W 01:47:43 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:47:44 Writing Sectors…
W 01:48:09 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 472512)
W 01:48:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:48:41 Writing Sectors…
W 01:49:07 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 495712)
W 01:49:38 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:49:39 Writing Sectors…
W 01:50:02 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 517120)
W 01:50:32 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:50:33 Writing Sectors…
W 01:50:55 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 539072)
W 01:51:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:51:27 Writing Sectors…
W 01:51:49 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 561280)
W 01:52:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:52:21 Writing Sectors…
W 01:52:44 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 583680)
W 01:53:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:53:16 Writing Sectors…
W 01:53:39 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 605344)
W 01:54:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:54:11 Writing Sectors…
W 01:54:34 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 628288)
W 01:55:06 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:55:07 Writing Sectors…
W 01:55:30 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 650176)
W 01:56:01 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:56:02 Writing Sectors…
W 01:56:24 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 672704)
W 01:56:55 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:56:57 Writing Sectors…
W 01:57:19 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 694720)
W 01:57:49 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:58:03 Writing Sectors…
W 01:58:26 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 717792)
W 01:58:56 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:58:56 Writing Sectors…
W 01:59:19 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 740448)
W 01:59:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 01:59:48 Writing Sectors…
W 02:00:14 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 764096)
W 02:00:46 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:00:47 Writing Sectors…
W 02:01:13 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 788928)
W 02:01:45 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:01:45 Writing Sectors…
W 02:02:09 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 812544)
W 02:02:38 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:02:39 Writing Sectors…
W 02:03:02 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 836000)
W 02:03:31 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:03:32 Writing Sectors…
W 02:03:53 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 857536)
W 02:04:23 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:04:24 Writing Sectors…
W 02:04:46 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 879936)
W 02:05:17 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:05:18 Writing Sectors…
W 02:05:41 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 902816)
W 02:06:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:06:11 Writing Sectors…
W 02:06:33 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 925024)
W 02:07:05 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:07:06 Writing Sectors…
W 02:07:29 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 947968)
W 02:07:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:08:00 Writing Sectors…
W 02:08:24 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 971648)
W 02:08:52 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:08:53 Writing Sectors…
W 02:09:17 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 995232)
W 02:09:49 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:09:50 Writing Sectors…
W 02:10:14 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1018272)
W 02:10:45 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:10:46 Writing Sectors…
W 02:11:08 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1040576)
W 02:11:38 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:11:39 Writing Sectors…
W 02:12:01 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1062656)
W 02:12:33 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:12:34 Writing Sectors…
W 02:13:00 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1086560)
W 02:13:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:13:32 Writing Sectors…
W 02:13:56 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1110528)
W 02:14:25 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:14:30 Writing Sectors…
W 02:14:51 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1132768)
W 02:15:20 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:15:21 Writing Sectors…
W 02:15:44 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1154304)
W 02:16:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:16:14 Writing Sectors…
W 02:16:37 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1176832)
W 02:17:07 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:17:08 Writing Sectors…
W 02:17:30 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1199264)
W 02:18:00 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:18:00 Writing Sectors…
W 02:18:26 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1223136)
W 02:18:55 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:18:55 Writing Sectors…
W 02:19:18 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1245408)
W 02:19:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:19:49 Writing Sectors…
W 02:20:13 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1268768)
W 02:20:43 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:20:44 Writing Sectors…
W 02:21:08 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1292224)
W 02:21:35 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:21:36 Writing Sectors…
W 02:22:00 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1316832)
W 02:22:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:22:27 Writing Sectors…
W 02:22:52 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1339744)
W 02:23:23 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:23:23 Writing Sectors…
W 02:23:46 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1362656)
W 02:24:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:24:16 Writing Sectors…
W 02:24:37 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1382432)
W 02:25:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:25:15 Writing Sectors…
W 02:25:38 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1404704)
W 02:26:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:26:20 Writing Sectors…
W 02:26:44 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1427296)
W 02:27:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:27:15 Writing Sectors…
W 02:27:39 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1450368)
W 02:28:16 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:28:16 Writing Sectors…
W 02:28:41 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1473728)
W 02:29:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:29:14 Writing Sectors…
W 02:29:38 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1497504)
W 02:30:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:30:11 Writing Sectors…
W 02:30:35 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1519872)
W 02:31:04 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:31:05 Writing Sectors…
W 02:31:29 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1543008)
W 02:32:00 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:32:00 Writing Sectors…
W 02:32:25 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1566848)
W 02:32:53 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:32:54 Writing Sectors…
W 02:33:17 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1589376)
W 02:33:46 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:33:47 Writing Sectors…
W 02:34:12 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1613440)
W 02:34:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:34:42 Writing Sectors…
W 02:35:05 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1636128)
W 02:35:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:35:37 Writing Sectors…
W 02:35:59 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1658624)
W 02:36:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:36:30 Writing Sectors…
W 02:36:56 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1682720)
W 02:37:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:37:27 Writing Sectors…
W 02:37:50 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1705888)
W 02:38:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:38:21 Writing Sectors…
W 02:38:45 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1728384)
W 02:39:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:39:17 Writing Sectors…
W 02:39:39 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1750752)
W 02:40:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:40:10 Writing Sectors…
W 02:40:37 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1774176)
W 02:41:07 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:41:08 Writing Sectors…
W 02:41:32 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1797600)
W 02:42:03 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:42:04 Writing Sectors…
W 02:42:27 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1820960)
W 02:42:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:42:58 Writing Sectors…
W 02:43:21 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1844320)
W 02:43:52 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:43:53 Writing Sectors…
W 02:44:15 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1866592)
W 02:44:46 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:44:47 Writing Sectors…
W 02:45:07 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1888352)
W 02:45:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:45:37 Writing Sectors…
W 02:46:00 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1910176)
W 02:46:33 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:46:33 Writing Sectors…
W 02:46:55 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1931712)
W 02:47:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:47:28 Writing Sectors…
W 02:47:50 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1953888)
W 02:48:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:48:23 Writing Sectors…
W 02:48:47 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 1976896)
W 02:49:17 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:49:20 Writing Sectors…
W 02:49:44 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2000064)
W 02:50:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:50:14 Writing Sectors…
W 02:50:38 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2022464)
W 02:51:06 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:51:07 Writing Sectors…
W 02:51:33 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2047616)
W 02:51:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:52:00 Writing Sectors…
W 02:52:23 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2070208)
W 02:52:53 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:52:54 Writing Sectors…
W 02:53:17 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2093728)
W 02:53:47 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:53:48 Writing Sectors…
W 02:54:12 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2116864)
W 02:54:42 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:54:43 Writing Sectors…
W 02:55:05 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2139552)
W 02:55:35 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:55:36 Writing Sectors…
W 02:56:02 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2163584)
W 02:56:32 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:56:33 Writing Sectors…
W 02:56:56 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2185888)
W 02:57:25 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:57:26 Writing Sectors…
W 02:57:51 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2209344)
W 02:58:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:58:21 Writing Sectors…
W 02:58:44 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2231616)
W 02:59:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 02:59:15 Writing Sectors…
W 02:59:39 Waiting for buffers to recover… (LBA: 2254688)
W 03:00:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level…
I 03:00:12 Writing Sectors…
I 03:01:18 Synchronising Cache…
I 03:01:55 Exporting Graph Data…
I 03:01:56 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\PUMPKIN09\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-104_1.40_MONDAY-MAY-04-2009_1-28_AM_CMC_MAG._AM3_4x.ibg
I 03:01:56 Export Successfully Completed!
I 03:01:56 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 01:33:52
I 03:01:56 Average Write Rate: 831 KB/s (0.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,993 KB/s (2.2x)

@ pumpkineater,

Suggest reviewing the CDFeaks Forum Rules (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f87/announcement-rules-forum-some-tips-guidelines.html) and note the comments concerning illegal Warez.

Regards,
bjkg

Other then that just posted above. :flower:

[I]First.[/I] You DVR-104 burner can only burn at 2x maximum on dash media (1x max on RW’s), so please forget any “4x burns”, less 13 minutes… (Note also, plus media is not supported at all on this model.)
Anyway, no nowdays 16x media likes 2x burnspeed. :stuck_out_tongue:

[I]Second.[/I] Try to defragment your HDD (hard disk drive). Seems your subsystem is not able to keep up, not even at 1x burnspeed, heh.

[I]Third.[/I] And best of all get a new box and burner to replace this at least 7y old dinosaur. :smiley:

[QUOTE=pumpkineater;2268813]it says that it is already in dma, and the current transfer is ultra dma mode 5[/QUOTE]

is from the HDD.