Well I got an LH-20A1P as a replacement to my old 16x LiteOn DVD Writer. I was facing problems in reading DVD’s in XP normal mode, so I had to shift the mode of the IDE controller to IPO Only. Check this thread for my previous post.
Now, the thing was that my DVD was working fine (reading) in safe mode. I am not sure why , maybe safe mode goes to IPO only mode by default. Anyway , so I tried burning a dvd from safe mode initially and it took 25 minutes for a 16 X Disc to burn.
After fixing my problem of the DVD not being able to read in normal mode, I tried burning a DVD R. It took 25 minutes again. Now the writer supports 20X burning and since the DVD R is 16x, it should burn at 16x at least. That’s not happening…
The following is a screenshot of Nero Dvd Speed. As you can see the burning starts at about 2.5X and it doesnt go about 2X.
My DVD drive is on a 40 pin IDE. But I have had my original 16x drive on the same cable and that used to burn at 16X without a problem. I could burn a DVD in about 8 minutes flat…