NEC ND-6500A burns at 8x but takes 4x time

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#1

Hello,

I am new to this forum so please excuse me if I say anything that may sound ignorant.

Here is my problem. I have a Dell 600m laptop that came with the NEC ND-6500A dvd burner. It’s an 8x dvd burner with dual layer capabilities. I purchased a 50 pack of Memorex DVD+R disks rated up to 8x. I burn the DVDs using Nero Burning Rom 6.6 and it recognizes the media as 8x and starts to burn. It shows a time remaining of about 7:30, give or take a few seconds, to complete the burn. Now here is the problem, it finishes burning about 15-18 minutes later. That doesn’s seem like 8x speed and is more of what I was getting on my desktop machine with a 4x burner.

I am starting to pull my hair out trying figure this thing out. I hope there is someone out there with the knowledge to fix my problem before I go completely insane.


#2

Could you give us more information about your system


#3

its a dell 600m
Windows XP Pro
1.8Ghz Pentium M
512mb RAM
80GB 5400rpm hard drive
Radeon 9000 64MB

I’m not sure what else you would need to know.


#4

The ND-6500 isn’t a really fast burner. When using Nero 6 you can add a registry setting to show the acutal write speed (there is a sticky in the nero forum on how to enable this on the cdfreaks recording software forum). After that you will see the actual write speed starts at 2.4, then 4, 6 and finally 8 speed.
I’ve noticed the ND-6500 only writes at 8 speed for the last 15%. Compared to a 2510 it takes longer to write a dvd at 8 speed.


#5

I have a:
its a Dell Inspiron 6000m
Windows XP Pro
1.86Ghz Pentium M
512mb RAM
60GB 5400rpm hard drive
Radeon X300 64MB
Nero 6

I used to be able to burn at 8x but now I get the same problem as discribed above. It is taking twice as long now… any ideas?


#6

If you are willing to sacrifice one of your blank discs, then please use Nero CD-DVD Speed and post the resulting pictures from:

  1. Disc Info
  2. Create Disc
  3. Benchmark

#7

Nero fooled you by the time info.

In general, slimtype burners are slower than HH/standard ones.

Probably these Memorex media were burned at 4x anyway…