IOMagic 52x burning at lower rate

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#1

I purchased Digital Research 52X from Bestbuy. There is a label of I/O Magic on the drive.

I am trying to burn on Sony Cdrs (40x). The maximum rate that the drive is burning is 11x.

Is it because I have slower computer or the drive is not good? My computer configs are PIII 500Mhz, 384MB Ram, 120GB Hard drive and Bus speed of 100 Mhz. I have also previously purchased another CD-R drive but it also burnt at similar rates so I returned it.

Please help me out. The firmware of this drive is K.GC

Thanks,
AS


#2

An update. I updated the firmware to K.IC but the speed results are still the same. Tried Sony and precision Cdrs…

AS


#3

check to make sure ur drive has DMA enabled.


#4

Yep. That was the case! Its stupid because even though I enabled DMA in Bios, it didnt work first. Then, I found out that there is also DMA setting in Windows Device Manager. After turning on DMA, it is working great :slight_smile:

Thanks,
AS


#5

I also bought a Digital Research CD-R from Best Buy and had the same problem, but after enabling DMA it works OK.

Where can I find the firmware upgrade and do you know if it adds or corrects anything?

Thanks.