My NEC DVDRW ND-2510A is an 8x burner but will not burn above 4x. I have been using CloneDVD to burn ISO images of DVDs, on a 4x disc at 4x / maximum it takes around 22 minutes to burn a full disc (video - 4.4GB). However, if I use 8x discs and specify 8x / maximum it still takes around 22 minutes.
I have tried a variety of different makes and quality 8x media but still can't improve burn speed. I have also tried other ISO burning software but to no avail.
I have 512MB DDR2700 RAM and an XP 2100 running Win2K so to my knowledge have the power to burn at 8x, I can't find any firmware updates that appear relevant.
I am downloading some of the burning software mentioned on this page and will see if these help but in the meantime any suggestions would be much appreciated - I need faster burns - is the only answer to but a new burner or add more RAM?
Thanks in advance oh knowledgeable ones