Nd 6650a slow burning speed

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#1

Helloo everybody, great forum…

I have a dell inspiron 8200 and just installed a Nec nd 6650a burner. im using 321 studios’ dvdxplatinum to backup my dvd movies.

my problem: it takes about an hour to rip dvd movies and almost an hour to burn them onto dvd-r memorex 8X discs. nero says the firmware is 1.23. the drive is supposed to be performing at 8x, so i know its going slow. everything else seems to be working fine (ie, burning cd’s etc). weird thing was it seemed to burn the first 2 movies much faster, it took about 30 minutes total… then all the sudden it started taking 2 hours total.

i read as much as i could on the site, but all i could figure is that it might be the riplock causing this.

any help is highly appreciated.

please let me know if you need any additional information.


#2

Do you have DMA enabled?

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616


#3

To the threadstarter, I have an Dell Inspiron 8100 which uses the exact laptop case as ur 8200. What i want to ask u is, does the 6650a drive fit into the laptop nicely? How about the bezel/faceplate side, does it fit alright?


#4

TommyCP, thanks for the helpful reply. ill try that asap and repost (im not at home right now.

DynamiteZerg, i installed the 6650a VERY easily. just take that one retaining screw out and pull the pull tab. then i took two screws off a thing called a caddy (which hold the pull tab), and screwed that right onto the 6650a. put it in and that was it, i was buring immediately, no drivers needed. the faceplate of the burner is recessed a tad, but it doesnt bother me a all, im more into functionality.


#5

wow, thanks for the link TommyCP!!! i was in pio mode, and when i changed to dma if available the current transfer mode stayed in pio. i followed the link instructions and uninstalled the primary channel, was asked to reboot. when i came back i was in ultra dma mode 2.

my burner is performing flawlessly (i think). it reads a full DL disc and puts it on the hard drive in 30 minutes. and it burns a SL DVD in 15 minutes.

thanks for the help!!


#6

No problem. Happy burning! :slight_smile: