I just recently obtained a Lite-on 812, however so far I’v wasted 6 DVD’s in trying to fix this slight problem where burning something takes around the 3 hours mark.
I’ve already switched my nForce Drivers to the default PCI which comes with MS.
Replaced cabling, switched the Burner from Master to Slave and back again, I’ve checked the windows setting and according to the windows Device Manager it states its running on UDMA, as well as the Nero Info tool.
As it stands, I’ve pretty much tried everything here as suggested on the forums, and still no luck. I even did a check by enabling the speed metre on Nero as well as a the buffer Metre. The buffer never filled or stayed at 20%.
Just to make sure everything was A-Ok I ran the burst interface test on it and it reported a nice 22MB/s burst transfer. Yet the burner still only burns at 500KB/s
My configuration is:
1GB of DDR RAM
Windows 2000 SP3
IDE 0: (Master) Western Digital 120GB 8MB Cache
(Slave) Maxtor 80GB HDD
IDE 1:(Master) LiteOn 812
(Slave) Pioneer DVD Rom Drive
Note: Yes I am using the default windows Drivers, Yes the BIOS did set the drive to UDMA 33, Yes Windows does report as UDMA being Used. No I havent tried a different OS (I am working on Linux ATM).
No I havent tried XP yet. No the CPU during the Burn was sitting at 1%. Yes the Hard drive lighting up occasionally.
No I havent tried a CD-R burn yet. The Media I was using was the supplied LiteON Media (dead), plus 4 sets of Sony’s DVD+R Media (I would of wasted less but It has no TEST MODE!!!).
Both Nero and Record DX started fine then stalled, ie: after a couple of minutes into the burn it jumped from 9:minutes to 219 minutes.
Would setting a Region Code make it work? I dont intend to make it play DVD’s why I have the pioneer for.