Help with LG GSA-H44lk

Need a little help


I recently replaced my worn out Liteon burner with an LG GSA-H44LK. It’s very nice, very quiet but the problem is it"s very slow. It takes anywhere from 27 to 35 mintutes to read a movie and another 15 to 18 to burn it. This is slower than my Liteon 16X. I checked the DMA and everything looks fine except I really don’t know what I’m looking for other than to see if anything ssays PIO. I have included a log from 1Click.

:31:34 PM info F8 key click: Open temporary log file
7/21/2007 11:31:22 PM info Writer: Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
7/21/2007 11:25:56 PM info Folder “C:\Documents and Settings\Marlena\Local Settings\Application Data\1Click DVD Copy Pro\Temp” deleted
7/21/2007 11:25:56 PM info Copy completed.
ta\1Click DVD Copy Pro\Temp" deleted
7/21/2007 10:04:47 PM info Copy completed.
7/21/2007 10:04:47 PM info Writer: Finalization Time 00:00:22 - Total completion time 00:08:36
7/21/2007 10:04:24 PM info Writer: Write finished in 00:08:14 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 7.41
7/21/2007 9:56:25 PM info Writer: Lead-in burning time (mS) 1
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Write started 2253440 sectors to write
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Available write speed: 18x, 18x, 16x, 16x, 12x, 12x, 8x, 8x, 4x
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Media ID: MCC-004-00
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Media type: DVD+R
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Available Virtual Memory : 1939 MB.
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Total Virtual Memory : 2047 MB.
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Memory Load : 29%
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Available Physical Memory : 1079 MB.
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Total Physical Memory : 1534 MB.
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4613918720 b. (4.3 Gb.)
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Inserted media type : DVD+R
7/21/2007 9:56:10 PM info Writer: Write started
7/21/2007 9:56:09 PM info Volume name SEABISCUIT
7/21/2007 9:56:09 PM info Source path for burning “C:\Documents and Settings\Marlena\Local Settings\Application Data\1Click DVD Copy Pro\Temp\SEABISCUIT\VIDEO_TS”
7/21/2007 9:56:08 PM info Writer: New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
7/21/2007 9:54:25 PM info Writer: Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
7/21/2007 9:54:25 PM info Writer: New Drive selected : 0:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 [D] (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:54:23 PM info Writer: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/21/2007 9:54:23 PM info IFO reallocation not required
7/21/2007 9:54:23 PM info Transcoding time: 0:20:53
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Transcoding started…
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Targeted destination size 4473 Mb.
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 7 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 6 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 5 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 4 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 3 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 2 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Menu of Titleset 1 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Video Manager Menu Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 7 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 6 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 5 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 4 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 3 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 2 Removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Subtitle #2 (Español) is removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Subtitle #1 (Français) is removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Subtitle #0 (English) is removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Audio #1 (English AC3 2ch, director’s comments) is removed
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Audio #0 (English AC3 6ch) is included
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Titleset 1 Included, Video reduced to 73% of original size
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Transcoding started …
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Overall Video Compression: 27.0%
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Working Folder has “57577 Mb.” of free space
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Marlena\Local Settings\Application Data\1Click DVD Copy Pro
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Destination : [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Source size : 7.6703 GB
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Source : [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Preset: Movie Only - Feature movie, remove extras (Excellent)
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Dual Layer Media: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Movie Only Menus: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Keep Subtitles: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Prefer DTS Audio: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Enable media stats collection - VSO: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Turn off computer after burn: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Delete temporary files: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Warn before erasing RW media: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Allow DVD tray eject: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Prompt for another copy of the same source: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Preferred Burn Speed: x10
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info DVD-R Write Mode: Prefer SAO
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Save Menu Preset: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info Show Hint popups: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:33:30 PM info START button clicked
7/21/2007 9:33:16 PM info Folder “C:\Documents and Settings\Marlena\Local Settings\Application Data\1Click DVD Copy Pro\Temp” deleted
7/21/2007 9:33:16 PM warning Transcoding has been cancelled.
7/21/2007 9:33:16 PM info Transcoding time: 0:01:12
7/21/2007 9:33:15 PM warning Cancel requested by user
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Transcoding started…
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Targeted destination size 4473 Mb.
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 7 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 6 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 5 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 4 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 3 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 2 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Menu of Titleset 1 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Video Manager Menu Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 7 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 6 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 5 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 4 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 3 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 2 Removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Subtitle #2 (Español) is removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Subtitle #1 (Français) is removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Subtitle #0 (English) is removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Audio #1 (English AC3 2ch, director’s comments) is removed
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Audio #0 (English AC3 6ch) is included
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Titleset 1 Included, Video reduced to 73% of original size
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Transcoding started …
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Overall Video Compression: 27.0%
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Working Folder has “57577 Mb.” of free space
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Working Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\Marlena\Local Settings\Application Data\1Click DVD Copy Pro
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Destination : [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Source size : 7.6703 GB
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Source : [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Preset: Movie Only - Feature movie, remove extras (Excellent)
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Dual Layer Media: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Movie Only Menus: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Keep Subtitles: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Prefer DTS Audio: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Enable media stats collection - VSO: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Turn off computer after burn: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Delete temporary files: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Warn before erasing RW media: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Allow DVD tray eject: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Prompt for another copy of the same source: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Preferred Burn Speed: x10
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info DVD-R Write Mode: Default - Let burn engine decide
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Save Menu Preset: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info Show Hint popups: TRUE
7/21/2007 9:32:04 PM info START button clicked
7/21/2007 9:31:46 PM info Volume name: SEABISCUIT
7/21/2007 9:31:40 PM info CPRx error correction enabled : FALSE
7/21/2007 9:31:40 PM info CPRx error correction is required.
7/21/2007 9:31:37 PM info Scanning Source files…
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info Destination: [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide) - Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info Source: [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide) - Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info DVD2DVD: 5.5.0.0 VSO_HWE: 2.1.3.324 BOUDUCON: 1.7.2.17
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info AnyDVD Safe Mode: FALSE
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info AnyDVD process detected: 6.1.6.5
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info Loading reader listbox
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:31:33 PM info Loading writer listbox
7/21/2007 9:31:31 PM info Read access layer: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/21/2007 9:31:27 PM info Update Notification enabled : TRUE
7/21/2007 9:31:27 PM info AutoPlay setting: Enabled
7/21/2007 9:31:26 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2007 9:31:26 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2007 9:31:26 PM info Version 3.0.0.0
7/21/2007 9:31:26 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy Pro\1ClickDvdCopyPro.exe”
7/21/2007 9:31:26 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/21/2007 9:31:25 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
7/21/2007 9:29:27 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Destination: [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide) - Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Source: [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide) - Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info DVD2DVD: 5.5.0.0 VSO_HWE: 2.1.3.324 BOUDUCON: 1.7.2.17
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Loading reader listbox
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info [D] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44L SB01 (Ide)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Loading writer listbox
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Read access layer: Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Update Notification enabled : TRUE
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info AutoPlay setting: Enabled
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info Version 3.0.0.0
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\LG Software Innovations\1Click DVD Copy Pro\1ClickDvdCopyPro.exe”
7/21/2007 9:29:19 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
7/21/2007 9:29:18 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

Thank you for your help.

Hello Marla :slight_smile:

From the looks of things, the burn itself is taking a decent amount of time: 8:14 mins write, with a 22 second lead-out, which is about what my LG takes @ 8x. What it’s also doing is transcoding, which takes another 20 minutes.

When it comes to actually reading off the disc, the LG is a slower reader than the LiteOn anyway.

I don’t see anything wrong there, but perhaps someone else will pick up on something I may have missed. :slight_smile:

Thanks for your reply Arachne, I’m not using an 80 wire cable I was going to get one today. Maybe that will help a little since that’s what the instructions said to use. I am glad to know everything looks fine.

Oh definitely, an 80 wire cable is always recommended (I did notice your drive is running as UDMA 2, if the drive is meant to be UDMA 4, then an 80 wire cable will fix that). :slight_smile: