Windows 7 contains two built-in ways of burning data to optical media, one is the normal Mastering method known from countless other burning programs, and the other is the “Live File System”.
Does anyone have experience in what kind of speed should be expected when burning using the Live File System (a.k.a. Burn a Disc “Like a USB flash drive”) to DVD media?
I was getting ridiculously slow burn speeds of approx 700-750 Kilobytes per second, then I installed hotfix KB975617, and now I’m merely getting incredibly slow burning at approx 1.5-2.5 Megabytes per second.
This is to an Optiarc AD-5260S using Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R (TYG02) and Richoh 16x DVD+R (RICOHJPN R03 004).
Using e.g. the built-in Mastering (Burn a Disc “With a CD/DVD Player”), the discs are burned at full speed as I would expect, using the same drive, the same type of media, and the same files.
So is anyone else getting decent burn speeds with the Live File System in Windows 7, or is this another one of those features that’s good on paper but should be avoided in real life?