HP 9110i

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#1

I recently bought a HP9110i cd writer. This is meant to be an 8x writer but i am having problems using 2x with easycd doing an audio burn! can anyone tell me how i can get it faster?


#2

Give us some more info about your computer. It can have numerous reasons why it doesn’t work at 2x speed. Maybe your IDE bus is overloaded (i.e. cd-writer and cd-rom or dvd-player on the same bus, which sometimes gives problems) or your computer is too slow (for 8 speed burning, a Pentium-II is recommended in combination with a fast harddisk + fast controller.


#3

Crazy Bob thanks for the reply!
My system is as follows:
Celeron 400 o/c to 500
HP9110i running off secondary ide (master)
other cd rom (40x) drive is running as slave with hard drive Toshiba 8.4Gb (I dont know speed of HD)


#4

OK, My system may be a bit more tweaked than yours… PIII 600w/440bx, 128mb… I have a HP9210 scsi (Is that i or e?? I forget) and can only burn successfully at 8X if I make a disk image first. Even reading from DvD rom i only make coasters burning on the fly @ 8X. The transfer rate of your Ultra ATA/66 hard drive should be able to keep your buffer full. If your doing a audio burn from mp3’s off your hard drive useing EZ CD’s spin-doctor I wouldn’t excpect much more than 2X. ^I’ve never owned a IDE burner, So no help there^
… I’ve found Nero is a bit more reliable…

Hope this helps… Azazel…


#5

I’ve got a 9110i and I used to have a K6-2 300, 64Mb RAM, 9Gb UDMA66 HD and I’ve never had ANY buffer underruns, I even copy on-the fly (except audio cd’s ofcourse). The writer is connected to the second port, as master, together with a CD-ROM. I really don’t see why you should have a P3 600, run system monitor when you’re burning and you’ll see that it only takes a little bit of cpu resourses, 4, maybe 5 % (now even less than 1% on my Cel 466 oc. to 550).