I’ve just bought one of these drives for my Compaq Evo N610c Laptop. Laptop specs are:
1.8 Ghz P4 CPU,
256 Mb RAM,
20 Gb Hard Drive.
I’ve had a few days to experiment with the drive and a couple of issues have arisen which I hope that some of you guys here can tell me more about.
I’ve burned a couple of DVD+Rs and noticed that there is no option for bitsetting/booktype. Is this normal?
I rarely get ripping and burning speeds over 4x. It can take up to 45 minutes to rip a Double Layer DVD and about 25 minutes to burn a Single Layer DVD (despite selecting 8x speed). Why is the drive operating so slowly?
My biggest gripe with the second issue is that this Laptop is almost the same spec as my PC with my Benq 1650 in it. And with that drive, I can rip the same DVD in 12 minutes and the quickest burning time I can get is about 5 minutes. I would’ve thought that I could get similar ripping and burning times since the specs of both computers are similar.
I know that my Benq drive can rip at a max of 16x and the NEC can rip at a max of 8x but simple maths says that my laptop should be ripping at half the speeds and the time that my Benq drive does.
So this should mean 12 x 2 = 24 minutes. 24 minutes is nowhere near 45 minutes.
I’d appreciate any help with this.