I know that other have brought this up before, but I can’t seem to find a satisfactory resolution for the problem.
I use Nero 6 to archive my files on DVD-R. In the last few days my DVD burner (a Samsung SN-324B FireWire burner inside a LaCie shell) has started to burn DVDs a LOT slower than usual. What used to take a quarter of an hour now takes an hour and a half.
While the device’s buffer level indicator at the bottom of the screen used to remain stable, it now fluctuates wildly (constantly veering from 90% to 8% to 60% etc.). The Used Read buffer stays at 100% the whole time. The Writing Speed is stable too.
DMA is definitely enabled (also just to make sure I uninstalled the device’s IDE channel as well as the device itself). Nothing in my system has changed - it’s just started doing this out of nowhere.
Any assistance would be appreciated!