Internal Burner is Slow

I bought an external sony dvd burner, and it worked really fast, but i exchanged it for an internal 1 because the internal one was $80 cheaper. I installed it myself, and i may have done something wrong, but it didnt look like there were any areas i could have gone wrong. All the wires were secured tightly.

So, the internal burner is writing at about 1/10 the speed of what the same version of the external burner was.

Why? and how can i fix it?

-on the faq section, the only relevent thing was:
“Q: How can i maximize the high-speed write performance
A: Activate the DMA setting for your operating system”

I dont know what it ment, but can anyone help me?

Read here how to enable DMA

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616

Really has nothing to do with Any/DVD…

the DMA is set to use DMA if available already though. Any ideas why my dvd burner may be slow?

When i was installing the hardware, i set the new burner up as the slave drive, and let the old crappy cd player as the master. They are both hooked up to the same fat grey wire with the pink stripe.

DMA if available is not the real setting. Is it DMA actually enabled?

Could try an more approptiate forum…

It gives me a selection of 6 categories (3 that repeat twice):
Primary IDE Channel -Ultra DMA Mode 5
Primary IDE Channel - Not applicable
Secondary IDE Channel - Ultra DMA Mode 5
Secondary IDE Channel - Not Applicable
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller - Nothing
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller - Nothing

What do i do?

Where is connected your internal drive? on primary or on secondary IDE channel?

Are you sure to set correctly jumpers?

well, on that fat grey wire with the pink stripe, i connected the second slot of it to my new burner. I have the jumper set for my new burner to be the slave drive.

i was just looking at the instruction book and it looks like i have it set up as the second Primary IDE connector. the one that says DMA not applicable.

Check if cables are connected correctly. Master device (HD in your setup if I understand correctly) must be connected to external plug, whereas slave device (the burner) must be connected to intermediate plug of the IDE cable.

Wow.
okay, il try to make a diagram of what i have, and hten maybe you could explain in more retard freindly terms.

Immagine the ‘|’ things are connected to eachother to represent a chord going down.


|Crappy CD Player| <<<-----Fat grey wire with pink stripe-----| (Master)
------------------ |
________________ |
|New DVD Burner | <<<----Prong that is connected to above–| (Slave)
------------------ |
Plugged to motherboard

@ Sheba,

Perchance are you aware that you are posting in the AnyDVD Forum?

Troubleshooting internal DVD Burner installations is not an appropriate topic for the AnyDVD Forum.

As suggested twice by Forum Member bilbo65 make your inquiries concerning your internal DVD Burner installations problem in the appropriate Forum (http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=61)

Best Regards,
bjkg

Try this one: it’s simpler and more complete.

Download nero infotool here, run it and post results.

Save image in PNG format

Sheba already know this. He already asked to a mod to move this thread. In the way you wrote your post it seems that you are suggesting to do a crosspost :wink:

I dont know how to save screenshots, but maybe this will be sufficient:

Nero InfoTool 3.00

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: WDC WD400BB-75FJA1
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices

Adapter 3

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices

Adapter 4

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On
Description : Slave: SONY DVD RW DRU-810A
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

DMA is off.

To save screenshots, press the key “print” on your keyboard, and then paste the image on paint or another graphic software you have. Crop the image and save on HD in PNG format, then post here :slight_smile:

Hopefully i post this image properly. It is a screenshot of the second Secondary IDE thing:

How do i post images?

To post images you must first press the button “postreply” or “go advanced” and then the manage attachments button.

Hope this was right.