I apologize in advance if this problem has been addressed before, I'm not able to browse and search through the forums right now
Hey guys, I just purchased a burner for my computer at work (NEC 3540A OEM from newegg) and so far I've been running into problems. Ripping/Encoding a full DVD takes over an hour. Burning a full DVD on 8x media at 8x takes about 40 minutes. It also slows down my computer drastically.
I have a NEC 2500 in my computer at home and haven't had these problems at all. My work computer is better than the one at home and has never given me any problems, I hardly have anything on it, and it's stable enough that it's given me a few 50+ day stretches without a reboot.
So anyways, the first thing I did after realizing something was wrong, was made sure that it was with all DVD's and not just the one I was trying to copy. Then I tried encoding on my Dell DVD drive and it only took 17 minutes for the same disc that was taking an hour on the NEC drive. So I upgraded to the Liggy & Dee's firmware (W5) thinking that all I need is a firmware upgrade. I did the upgrade and it made it veeeeeery slightly faster, but nothing significant.
I'm waiting for this burn to be done in Nero 6.0 right now so I can actually USE my work computer. It's going to be a total burning time of over 40 minutes at 8x which is ridiclous.
DVD Shrink 3.1 for ripping/encoding
Nero 6.0 for burning
Princo 8x DVD-R's
Computer has a 3.0ghz processor w/ HT and 1GB of ram
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I haven't searched through the forums yet because I'm at work and can't really browse plus I can't even used the computer till this burn is done (I'm typing this in notepad), etc.