Just a question about this units read/copy speed. I’ve had the drive for about 3 weeks now, and am happy with it’s performance except for one issue.
When directly copying data from either DVDs or CDs to anywhere on either of my hard drives, the process is painfully slow. (as an example, I copied all the files from a DVD movie that I had made to my hard drive-about 4.12 gigs-and the process took over 22 minutes.) The movie was not copy protected, and no other processes were being run at the time.
When I ripped the DVD files to the hard drive using DVDDecrypter, the process took only about 5 minutes.
This was using the same DVD (that was created with the ND-3550a) for both processes.
This slow copying speed is evident no matter what media I am copying - DVDs, or CDs. And seems not to matter who manufactured the media.
What I can’t understand is why using DVDDecrypter to rip the files, it’s fast, and when just directly copying, it’s slow. Obviously I can’t use DVDDecrypter to rip data from disks, so when copying data (backups of programs, etc.) the process takes much longer than I feel it should.
I also have a LITE-on dvd-rom in my system, and it does not have this problem. (Fast speed either way)
DMA is enabled, and my hard drives (twin 160 gigs-ATA133) are on seperate controllers from the DVD Burner and the DVD-ROM (which are also on seperate controllers).
System Specs-P4 3.0g,1gig pc3200 ram,XP Pro with all updates.
Anyone have any explanation as to why the NEC burner is so slow at simply copying data from the media in it to the hard drive?