Burn speed way slow! (Plextor Internal E-IDE CD-R & DVD±R Recorder 16X DVD Burning 4X DVD+R DL)

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-716A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have a PX-716A burner. I don’t understand why it is copying and burning so slowly. My discs are 8X, but when I copy, the average write speed is little above 0 or 1X and it takes forever. Is there any way to adust the speed in the program. I had been using a 56K modem because I was too far out in a remote area to get a fast connection. I thought it was my connection that was causing the problem. Now I have cable, but it didn’t help at all. PLEASE HELP!


#2

Check DMA status of the drive. Running in PIO mode is a common cause for slow burning. Here is a guide for checking this: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/
The important thing to look for is Current Transfer Mode. It should be Ultra DMA 2 or 4.

Now on to the confusion that is your post about 56k and cable. These refer to connection to the internet, and have nothing whatsoever to do with burning speed on a dvd drive.

What program are you using to burn your data to your disks?


#3

Also, copying and burning are two different things. So, as pointed out above, we have no clue what you are actually doing.