When I bought my Dell, I got a NEC ND 2100AD with it about 1.5 years ago. It was burning at close to 4X at the time. I use DVD Decrypter to burn and the buffer was always near 100% full. About 6 months ago, the burner went bad and Dell replaced it with another since it was still (just barely) under warranty. They put in another NEC ND 2100AD and I just began burning again. I also got the latest version of DVD Decrypter. Now, my burner never burns at anything better than 1.6X and the buffer is empty for all but the first couple minutes of the burn. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be?
- I have a CD-ROM drive in the first bay. I don’t know which is master and which is slave or even how to tell or how to change this. (Sorry, don’t mess with the hardware much!)
- I always defrag before the burn.