Hello, My first post on here so please be gentle with me, and hopefully give me some advice.!!
I bought a Storex-branded DRW1008 8x drive last week and 6 Philips DVD+R discs with which to begin burning. Having only a laptop, I got myself a nice USB2/Firewire external case and got to testing (connected via USB2). 3 coasters later I found BTC’s website and read that I should download the UI version of the firmware. (For info the 3 burns crashed my PC at 22% complete).
Having updated the FW, I have now got a drive recognised as a USB1008UI and have successfully burnt 2 (4x Philips)DVD+R’s using Nero. The problem now is that it took around 3 hours for each of the discs to burn at 4x! Any ideas on how I can improve the burn time? Is it just a media problem or am I missing something? There doesn’t seem to be any notion of caching or DMA for USB drives that I can find. I’m running XP Home.