Help can only burn at 1x

vbimport

#1

Hi
I have just bought an optorite DDO4O1
have burnt a few disks and it takes forever, close to an hour.
I have teac, TDK media all 4x.
I have tried nero 5.5 (bundled)
and nero 6 but still it seems to burn at 1x even though nero says it is burning at 4x
the CD-R side of the drive seem to work just fine

any ideas ???
I am new to this

media
TDK DVD+RW 1-4x
TEAC DVD-R 4x
also had one DVD+R 4x (came in box)
so far it is the only disk that can be read in other drives.

OS WIN 2K
machine is AMD 2000+
HD WD 120GB 7200rpm


#2

Yes, DMA seems to not be enabled.

Go to Device manager --> IDE/ATAPI controllers --> find the IDE channel where the drive is connected --> on properties check that it’s set to “DMA if available” below you nay see what mode the writer is running in. It should NOT be “Pio mode 4”!

Most writers should be running in “Ultra DMA mode 2” - it may be different with a few writers though.