Recently I’ve been doing a considerable amount of burning (movie & PS2 DVD game)using ImgBurn (new user here). I haven’t paid attention to every burn I ran (instead I’m watching TV/playing), but on two burn processes I monitored, something happened.
At certain percentage, the buffer (not device buffer) suddenly dropped very low, thus the writing speed also dropped, while (if I remember correctly) the device buffer stayed the same (around 100%, more or less).
After a few moment, the buffer started increasing again, and so does the writing speed.
At the end of burning process, ImgBurn reported (as usual) ‘successfully!’. I’m not using ‘verify’ though, but I usually test the media directly to PS2 console or DVD player (they booted fine).
Now, does it mean that the DVD was badly burned, thus the quality drop significantly, because of the sudden buffer drop?
If it doesn’t (number one), then I still have a good quality backup?
any ideas why the buffer sometimes drop (I notice it twice already)? What’s the remedy?
Windows XP SP3
2GB Team Dark PC 6400
200GB WD Caviar HDD
burner: Pioneer A12FX with 1.24 firmware
media: Verbatim DVD-R 8x and BenQ (Daxon) DVD-R 16x
Anyway, just now I’ve run a verify on a DVD I suspected being the victim, but it’s read with my other drive, Teac DV-W516E.