I've just bought it and it's wonderful, except... I cannot write CDs at full speed (52x). I tried SmartBuy CDs (48x). I tested them with Nero SpeedCD and with PlexTools (Write transfer rate) and it fails every time I use it. I also tried to record CDs - I set the speed to 52x and turned on the max speed determination, so I was able to see (during the recording) at which speed does it actually write. The max speed was 40x and it ended also at that speed but the report said that the recording finished at 52x.
Yes, and other troubles with testing that I forgot. When I was checking with nero's SpeedCD, the graph was increasing till 40 and then it got flat-lined. It came to app. 70mins of CD and reported me that something NEEDED TO BE RECOVERED.
And when I used PlexTools to test with, it stopped at 77mins of CD and sent me report that something is wrong with the media.
Intel P4, 1.8GhZ
IBM 40GB disk
Recorder is set as master on 80-pin IDE cable and it's the only device on extra (secondary) controller.
- SmartBuy (black) CD-R 48x
- Plextor 48x (with the mark that is 52 compatible) CD-R
- Plextor 24x CD-RW (at 24x and returned exact error as by other two CD-R's).
I had PoweRec on and all other comforts (gigarec, etc.) off. Also SpeedRead function.
DMA is on (UDMA mode 2).
4.71.2 ASPI layer installed.
Huh, thanks for your answers, guys!
I hope anyone knows it.
Oh, yes, currently I'm without service pack 1 for WinXP. Could that be the problem? Would installing the packing solve it?