I bought a NEC 2510A last week and recieved my RiTekG05 8x Media from newegg about 2 days ago. I am fairly new with DVD burning, but have had some friends give me pointers and have read many of the posts here.
I noticed while burning a few backups I was getting a max speed in both Nero 126.96.36.199, and DVDDecryptor, of only 4X. I just ran Nero CD-DVD Speed to see what that gave me and it was at 4.14X for the entire time.
I have not changed the firmware and am at 2.15 from what DVDInfo tells me. I have thought about downgrading to the 1.07 v2 beta5, but not sure if I should. Do you guys think it could be my media or my drive?
I have also verified that I am running it as DMA.
Also, when I rip a DVD to my HD it only reads at 4X, which is annoying since the DVD Reader on this is rated much higher. I then ran a DVDInfo Speed test on a dvd backup I had previously burned. Its results were the same, it read at 4X to start, eventually climbing to 7.8X. However when I rip a DVD with DVD Decryptor the fastest it rips it at is 4X, and its annoying to wait 30+minutes to rip a dvd. Either way that is much slower then it is suppose to be. Here is the DVDInfo from the DVD I ran the test on along with the graph info.
Media Information Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEKG05 Format Type UDF 1.02 Volume Name BAD_SANTA Application id Implementation id DVD Shrink Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 7/12/2004 21:58:07 Format Capacity 4.36GB(4.68GB) Book Type DVD-R Media Type DVD-R Media Id Code Speed 8.0x 11080KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps 2x Speed OPC beta 08 2x Speed OPC power 12 2x Write Strategy field 1 11 98 9A 80 2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00 4x Speed OPC beta 06 4x Speed OPC power 18 4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 10 07 07 4x Write Strategy field 2 97 06 0C 0B 4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00 4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 04 4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1D 4x Write Strategy field 4 17 B8 88 75 4x Write Strategy field 5 89 AC 98 81 00 10 4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00 Data area starting sector 30000h Data area end sector 22E11Fh Linear Density 0.267um/bit Track Density 0.74um/track Number of Layers 1
I dont understand what CLV is but it seems to be a format that the disk is being written at, do you guys have any clue?
Another thing I tried was moving my NEC 2510A from Secondary IDE Slave to Secondary IDE Master. I then ran the test again and still the results were sub-par. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to move the 2510A to the Primary IDE as Master. The thing is I have a total of 4HDs. 2 on my SATA RAID 0, and then two other drives for storing information. If you guys think it is worth it and may fix the problem do you think I should move the 2510A to primary IDE, Master? I did not think it mattered whether a device was on Primary or Secondary IDE, they each get their own channel to the bus from my understanding, but if you guys have heard that this has worked in the past let me know. I guess my next step is to downgrade to the different Firmware? I mean that sounds kind of weird but it it works i guess Ill do it.
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Thanks in advance guys.