I’ve had my Plextor 716A drive for a few weeks and noticed I can’t get dvd burns above 10 minutes even with 16x stock (Verbatim -R). My 8x stock burns at just over 9 minutes (TDK and Circuit City’s/Phillips brand -R).
Reading this forum I am under the assumption I should be able to burn a dvd in somewhere near 6 or 7 minutes. I decided to look at my driveâ€™s DMA settings and noticed it set to Multi-World DMA 2 Mode. For better burns it needs to be at UDMA 4 right? Problem is, I canâ€™t change the setting to any thing other than PIO. So I looked further in the forums and discovered it could be the cable I was using and sure enough I had a 40 pin instead of an 80 pin IDE cable.
Iâ€™ve since swapped out the cables and rebooted, but I still have a Multi-World DMA 2 Mode setting for my unit. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance…
BTW â€“ I have a system I built with ECS PM800-M2 motherboard, 3 ghz Pentium4 with 1 gig of ram.