I'm running an ASUS CRW-5224A burner on Nero 188.8.131.52. It used to burn audio CDs (from mp3 files) in about 2:20. Today I burned such a CD and it took over 5 minutes! I was using the same media as before. I tried burning the same compilation using my other burner which is a 24X burner (on the same computer) and it burnt the CD in four minutes. So it appears that the problem is with the ASUS burner. Could the fact that I (over)burnt a 703 MB DivX movie a couple of days ago be the problem? What else would cause a sudden decline in write speed?
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
512 MB Crucial RAM
I uninstalled and then reinstalled Nero and reburnt the same compilation on the same media using the ASUS burner. It took 2:27 which is the expected burn time. I'm not sure what happened with the previous install of Nero, but it's fixed now.
BTW, for those that are interested, it was an 18 track audio CD (from MP3 files) that totalled 70 minutes. Is anyone seeing faster write times than that on an equivalent MP3 to audio CD burn?