I am using an old DVD burner (NEC ND 2500A), but am not able to get above 4x speed on RITEKG05 DVD-R media. I select 8x or 6x in Nero but the actual time it takes to complete a full disc is the same as when selecting 4x.
The DVD burner is the only IDE device on my rig, I have 2 HDD running SATA-300 (not raid) and tests shows they are able to do 50Mb/sec in transfer so this is not where the problem is. My cpu is AMD64 3700+, Asus nForce 430 board (A8N-VM CSM), 1gig of RAM.
Should I just dump the burner and get a new one? Would SATA vs. IDE make any difference?
My priorities for a new burner would be 1) speed, 2) quality of burned media, 3) ability to read protected CDs and DVDs. I prefer DVD-R. Any obvious recommendations?
Any help is appreciated, thanks