[QUOTE=zevia;2237875]Burst rate seems fine.
Few questions for troubleshooting:
- Which SATA port the drive is connected to? Since the last four SATA ports on the mobo (GSATA2_0 through 3) use JMB323 chipset. If the drive is connected to one of these ports, try to move to one of the six Intel SATA, eq SATA2_0 through 5.
- What is your SATA configuration in BIOS (RAID, AHCI, IDE)?
- Did you enable AnyDVD HD when you run the Nero CDSpeed benchmark?
- Which media did you test (BD-R/RE, BD-ROM, or DL?)?
- Have you tried to playback a Blu-ray movie? How is the result (good, skips, etc)?
Let us know. ;)[/QUOTE]
I went ahead and re-formatted my main Vista partition last night with a fresh copy of Vista 64, since I’d been having some driver conflict problems since I upgraded from my ATI 2900XT to an nVidia GTX295. I also had a few problems with some software I use for work, so I killed a lot of birds with one stone here.
Most importantly though, at least for this topic, is that my Pioneer seems to be working perfectly now! As you can see I got a max of 7.32x on a 19.48GB BD-R that I had created the other day with this same drive.
My only question about this is why 4x would use more then 8x CPU wise. It barley dented my CPU, but still quirky to me.
And also, my burst rate went up by 4MB in this test, and yes this is the SAME disc that I was using for the other test that only netted me a 2.07x, and AnyDVD seems to be ripping at 15-18MB/s now.
EDIT: And to clear up for you, Zevia, I am using the Gigabyte JMB323 chipset for this device. My Intel chipset is taken up by my 6 HDD’s, which I didn’t want to disturb my RAID settings. This is Memorex 2x-4x media I bought from Fry’s, which is really Ritek discs.
Also, playback even before my reformat was totally fine, no skips or freezing at all.