i just got my nec 3540a.
i'm using TTG02 dvd-r 8x and ProdiscF01 dvd-r 8x media.
when i use dvd decryptor to burn an ISO file, the write speed starts at 4.1x, then 2 minutes later, goes to 6.0x, then 2 minutes later, goes to 8.3x, 2 minutes later goes to 7.3x, then 1 minute later goes to 8.3x, then 1 minute later the burning process is complete.
takes about 9 and a half minutes for a full dvd-r disc.
is this normal?
i remember using my cousins pioneer dvr-108 with the same media, the write process started at 8x and stayed at 8x till burning was complete (about 8 minutes)
by the way, the "device buffer" on dvd decrypter doesnt always stay at 100%.
it goes down to 85% to 98% every 8 seconds. one time it went down to 20%.
p4 2.8ghz hyper thread
geforce 6600 128mb