LG GSA-4163B only burning at 2x! Help!

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#1

Hey all, I just got my new LG GSA-4163B DVD Burner. I am new to DVD burners. In short, when I burn it seems to limit at 2x. I bought Imation 8x DVDs, OK probably not the best but thats what I got right now.

See my results…

I have a P4 2.45GHz, 1GB PC2700, SATA HD, And my DVD drive.
When I do a test it only tests at 1x & 2x, nothing higher. Claims cpu utilization is at 88%+ when burning at 2x DVD, thats not right!

Can anyone help me figure out what my bottle neck is here?

Thanks!


#2

The burst rate is only 3MB/s! Check your DMA settings, it should be UDMA2 (or UDMA4) and burst rate >22MB/s.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616


#3

Also make sure you have an 80 pin cable.


#4

Hey, thanks. I check my DMA and it was already set to DMA 2. I removed the IDE Controllers, rebooted and it reinstalled the IDE controller drives. I reconfigured for DMA, voila. I’m up at 26MB/s burst! My DVDs start buring at 4.2x now and ramp up to 10.3x. I can’t seem to configure nero for 16x though, strange. The maximum is 8x, how can I fix that? I have Nero 6.6.0.13


#5

Good to hear you solved the problem.

Not all media can be burn @16x. If you are referring to FUJIFILM003 8x DVD-R (from your no-ip link), your 4163 definitely wont burn it @16x. Check out LG forum here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=91


#6

I used the Nero InfoTool and it shows the maximum drive write speed as 8x! That shouldn’t be right. Ideas?

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#7

Click on the “Disc” tab and what does it says there? Also see my last post.


#8

The disc tab says 4x-8x. I know I can’t burn this media at 16x but I thought I could still have the settings to do a simulation to see how my throughput is.

Thanks for the help!