DVR108 burn only at 2x with RiDisc 8x?

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#1

Hi. I’m new here, it seems that there are MANY burning speed issues with this DVR 108 !?? I’ll try to make it quick, I just installed it, it works fine, but when I burn a DVD using NERO 6.6.0.3, the available speed goes from 4x to 12x, I selected 8x and the burn process took 40 minutes !!!

Here’s a quick detail of the configuration :

  • DELL 4600 P4 2.6 Ghz 512Mb ram
  • DVD burner DVR 108 BK firmware 1.14
  • NERO 6.6.0.3
  • Harddrive benchmark read 47000 Kb/s (which is enough for 16x as well)
  • DVD 25 pack RiDisc 8x barcode 5 060043 493677
  • DVD burner set on secondary IDE map as SLAVE, jumper on cable/select
  • DVD reader / CDRW writer on 2nd IDE map as Master jumper on C/S too
  • On system device manager, 2nd IDE channel properties, I’ve set slave propeties to “DMA if available” but after ok, it stays to “PIO Mode”.

What can I do ??? Is it because of the configuration or because of the discs ??


#2

Jumper on CABLE SELECT is a very bad idea!


#3

I found out that the DMA was not activated for the Device 1 of secondary IDE controller. I couldn’t activate it thru Windows interface, I had to do it from my bios setup, now the DMA is activated.

I’ve run a simulation and it now looks very fast compared to the same simulation before, so I presume the case is closed :wink:

One last question : is the DVD that was burned at 2x in PIO Mode is usable or should I get rid of it and burn a new one ?? (it seems there was no buffer underrun errors, it just took 40 minutes to burn)


#4

The disc burned @ 2x should be fine. Test it with nero speed test.
Dell use cable select so it will be fine.