Now that CDSpeed now shows:
* Added seperate Create Disc function with following improvements
- buffer level display, both graphically and numerically
- CPU usage display, both graphically and numerically
The question is (since this seems to effect both of my DVD Writers (NEC and a HP/LG drive)):
Why is it that when I create a 'data DVD disc' I get a really nice stair step burn up to 16X
The data disc's CPU cycles stays a steady 3% while the .ISO burn the CPU cycles jump between 10% and 35%???
Also when I try to burn an .ISO the buffer is jumping all over the place and the burn has varying speeds and never tops 10X.
I have turned off all visible background programs, defragged the harddrives and even unplugged the computer from the network just to make sure...
Something is telling me that there must be some sort of setting in WindowsXP for harddrive buffering that I must have set wrong but I don't have an idea (or remember) what I or some speed tweek setting that changed and really slowed down my harddrive access and no idea as to where to start looking