Hi, Im new to this forum. The forum helped me greatly when i was facing problems with buffering in nero, and now i hope someone can help me with the problem i'm facing.
I actually have no problems burning dvds, though there're occasional coasters, but i want a much better speed than what my dvd burner is offering now - 2x. As i was searching on the internet i found many articles stating the importance of DMA in increasing speeds. I then went to check my DMA settings in System -> Device Manager. I realised that my "Current Transfer Mode" was indeed the dreaded PIO mode.
I then went to change it to DMA hoping it'll work. Unfortunately it didnt. So i looked around for an answer and found one tried and tested formula, which was the reinstalling of the IDE channel. I then went to do it, but it did not work. Then i tried the registry fix (the checksumid thingy) but it also did not harbour any results. I've upgraded my firmware to A104 and my dvd burner is the secondary master drive. Following advice i tried to update my motherboard's driver, but gigabyte (the motherboard's manufacturer) did not provide any driver for IDE ATA controllers (FYI my motherboard's model number is GA-8IK1100). I'm running Windows XP.
I'm really at a loss now, since there're no more articles offering further advice on this. Would really appreciate any help on this matter. Thanks.