I just signed up here to share my problem with my 1653S with all of you, isn’t that so sweet…yeah. So, I’ve been reading various threads to find someone with the similar problem as mine and found the thread about the 1633S who also couldn’t reach max. burning speed but with all the advices/tips/solutions etc. you guys gave I didn’t gained any progress with my 1653S because all of my settings seem to be correct (yes even the BIOS), so I’m pretty much stuck. :a
I’m using 80-waire cables so that’s sure not the problem, unless it’s busted but I highly doubt that.
I have this burner for about…6 months or something, and never reached max speed but I thought it was the DVD-medium till I tried various 16x DVD+R’s…no good.
Even while burning at 8x it will drop the burning rate to approx. 6x!! which is a drag for real.
I’ve tried different DVD Media brands with max. 8x and 16x, both no good, brands like Princo (8x), Philips (8x), Sony (8x), Verbatim (16x) and Plextor (16x) but all are no good for a max. burning speed
I’ve updates my firmware for 2 times now and just downloaded the newest one but haven’t updated yet, so you guys can already see what my problem is and if there’s any progress in this, how many good the new firmware do for me
I’ve run a benchmark with Nero CD/DVD Speed, since I saw you guys are using it to test, to show how bad my 1653S is trippin’, I will post my results further below in this post.
Here is a small list of my system devices:
Processor: AMD AthlonXP 1700+
OS: Windows XP Prof. SP2
-Pri. Master: Maxtor 80GB HDD
-Pri. Slave: Maxtor 60GB HDD
-Sec. Master: LiteOn LTD163
-Sec. Slave: LiteOn SOHW-1653S
Pri. IDE Channel: DMA Mode-6
Sec. IDE Channel: Multi-Word Mode-2
This confuses me and I haven’t googled on it yet so I’m hoping you guys can tell me more about this.
Here are my screenshots from the Nero CD/DVD Speed results, I used Plextor 16x (Taiyo Yuden-YUDEN000T03):
yeah scary huh, but the Disc Quality scan sure came out good, only now I just need the speed to keep raising till 16 to the end and not at approx. 40%, it seems it’s happening faster everytime or it could just be me trippin’.
Today I burned a DVD with Nero at 12x and it down spinned at about 39% of the entire process, later I burned an image in Alcohol 120% at Maximum speed, with the ‘set automatic burn speed-ish off’ box on, but now it down spinned at about 34%… it’s a pain in the ass man.
I hope this information will do for you guys to come up with any solutions.