Hi, It’s been a while since I posted anything. I need info on my Sony DVD/CD burner- Model # DRU800A. I bought it on 7/6/05 and installed it in my HP desktop Pavilion PC, Model #521n. It has an AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz processor, 256 MB SDRam Memory, and a 60 GB hard drive. This is now my spare computer. here’s the problem:
Up until about May of this year I backed up movies I purchased using Clone and AnyDvd in a reasonable amountof time. I rarely use this burner, but for some reason it has slowed down by over 50-60% when reading a disc. I have wiped the hard drive, checked all computer settings, and it is really slow when reading any disc. It used to be much faster. Other than the burner being super slow it runs reasonably fast on all other applications including the Internet. I have XP home edition.
Example: I bought “The DaVinci Code” and when the burner started to read it through AnyDvd & clone it stated the read would be 122 minutes! This was ONLY for the movie and no extra material. The movie runs about 155 minutes. Can someone help me figure out why this burner has slowed down so much. Any help is greatly appreciated.