Memorex MRX 525G speed problems?

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#1

Memorex MRX-525G 18x DVD
My dell E510 came with a 12x DVD burner i believe and would take about 35-40 minutes to burn an average DVD, so i went out and bought this 18x DVD Memorex burner, hooke dit all up, and tryed burning a couple dvds, and they took approx 40 minutes EACH ??!
I used Neros cd-dvd speed v4.51.6 with a CDR blank disk, it started with an 8.96 speed and ended with a 7.08 ?? shouldnt this be up over 32x at the slowest??
anyone have any ideas why this POS is burning so slow?
thanks


#2

Check that DMA is enabled for your DVD drive and your hard-drive. Use an 80 wire IDE cable. Make sure your mainboard IDE and/or SATA drivers are up to date.

I think that drive is a rebadged LG GSA H22N. Like it’s LG counterpart, it only supports a limited range of blank media. Try a different brand of media. Mine likes Verbatim (MCC & TY) and Panasonic (TY).

Post a screenshot of your CD-DVD Speed burn.


#3

ok, 2nd Primary IDE Channel, Device 1 was set to PIO Mode, so i changed that to “DMA if available” … but i havent restarted yet.
How do i know if i have a 80-wire IDE cable or not?
Im currently using Phillips DVD-R’s
And im not sure how to post a screenshot of my dvd speed burn [its a .png, but easy enuf to change that to .jpg if i have too]
but i do have the info saved as follows also…

General Information

Operating System Windows 2000 (5.00.2195 Service Pack 4)
Drive Memorex DVD±RAM 525G v1
Firmware Version G.01
Serial Number 476<38B<
Disc Blank
MID 64m25s01f
Capacity 79:59.74

Transfer Rate

Start 8.95x
End 7.08x
Average 7.76x
Type CLV

Hows that?


#4

If that is the device for your DVD drive, then this is probably the
cause of your problem. The correct mode is UDMA4. Check the
DMA settings again after you re-boot.

The LG version of this drive comes with a new IDE cable. Is there a new cable supplied with the Memorex drive? If so, you should use the new cable.

Assuming it is a flat ribbon cable, you can count the wires.

It seems that you already know how to save a PNG image of CD-DVD Speed scans. PNG is the best format to use, so you don’t need to change anything.

I think your TRT is for a CD rather than a DVD. 8x is very slow and the fact that the end speed is lower than the start speed would indicate that something is wrong.


#5

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=119042&highlight=Attaching+scans


#6

guess what. its fixed :smiley:
I believe the problem, for whatever reason, was the “cable select” jumper… allow me to explain…
I had bought [upgraded] a new Seagate 250gig HD and the new dvd burner. I had set BOTH of their jumper settings to “cable select”.
When i turned my machine ON and stated transfering music and movies to the new HD the transfer was INCREDIBLY slow, i mean, it took over an hour to transfer 1 4gig movie from my existing drive to the new drive and i thought that was weird. So after a week of trying “other” things i opened the box back up and tryed switching ribbon cables to the one supplied by the new burner, … it came apart when i tryed taking it back off, so i used the old one again and tryed changing the ‘cable select’ jumper on the HD to ‘slave’ and my hard drive transfer rates improved to how they should be, so i changed the burner jumper to master and voila’ ! burned a dvd in 5 minutes! is that weird or what?


#7

Have you got the DVD drive and hard-drive on the same cable? It would be best to put them on separate IDE channels. The hard-drive should be on the first IDE channel and the DVD on the second, unless you have a SATA or SCSI hard-drive. Use an 80 wire ATA 100/133 cables for both.

I’m glad it is working better for you.


#8

I don’t mean to hyjack this thread, but I found it while searching for solutions. I have a memorex DVD 525G and it won’t recognize the driver anymore. It has worked fine for months and now it and my other CD burner have crashed. Anyone know where I can download updated drivers for this 525G? I can’t find them. Thanks.