Hi. I bought this drive about 2 months ago and was very happy with it until yesterday. I have been burning DVD .iso files that are about 4 gigs and was doing it in like 3 or 4 minutes max. Then all of a sudden yesterday the process became painfully slow and was averaging 18 minutes to do what it used to do in 3. I have no clue what could have caused this.
I have had DMA problems in the past and it appears that DMA was never turned off and has always been in mode 4 for that drive. I tried deleting the IDE channels just to be safe and that didn’t do anything.The hard drive is in DMA mode 5. I tried upgrading the firmware to sl01 today but that didn’t do anything either. I also have run virus and spyware tests and ran a barebone startup and all I can get is the same slow results. One thing I do notice that I can’t remember happening before is that the buffer level will drop every 15 seconds or so to around 10 or 20%. I tried looking up people that were having buffer problems but could not find a way to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I forgot to add that I’m using Nero 7 to burn. I have 2 gigs of Ram.