Are you burning to Rewritable discs ?
When I was using Nero it would almost always drop to
2.5x when I attempted to burn to a DVD-RW, regardless of the 4x rating on the disc.
I have no idea why… just a Nero/drive burn issue I guess.
Regular +R and -R discs would burn at the rated speeds.
Try Imgburn as your Burning Software as suggested by NBR,
it does a real nice burn and it is free.[/QUOTE]
THANK YOU ALL!!!
I did have an 80 wire cable.
The story is this: It wasn’t the hard drive which was
maxed at UDMA 5, and that works just fine, as it
turns out. It does not have to be at UDMA 2 or 4.
But upon investigation, I found that the Memorex
DVD drive was on PIO.
When I bought it, the store offered to install it for free.
I took them up on it.
What I didn’t realize is that they put it in as a SLAVE
drive to my master CD drive, although I had written down
for them to switch the drives.
When I checked out the DVD drive I saw that the position of
the bridge was slave. So I moved it to master, and changed the
CD drive bridge.
Now I have some Sony and some Memorex disks which are
rated at 16x, and because of YOUR help, I am today able to
burn both at around 16X. Of course it has to build up speed,
but the fact is that where I was having to burn a full single
layer DVD for about half an hour, I am now able to do it in
a little under five minutes.
You guys really deliver, and I can’t thank you enough.