Hello folks around the globe,
Yesterday I bought the pioneer dvr108. This is my second dvd writer along with LG GMA4020B which I have positive comments on this drive. Together with the dvr 108 I also bought the LG DVD-ROM 8163B.
After I installed the drive and put everything in place, today I am testing the new setup. So far so good.
The only problem that I came across is that, when I use nero v 220.127.116.11 and make a DVD copy x4 from a backup directly on the fly to a blank DVD-R the buffer levels goes up and down. This only occurs in the 1st 25% of the burn progress, thus it will take a minute or so more than normal. Copied a copy using the same method but using x2 speed the buffer level remaind constant. I had not yet tested x8 media but I believe the problem still occurs and even worst. I do not mind of a longer burning time. My concern is that I am not sure if everything is in order and how it will effects my backups.
My computer is a pentium 4 cpu 1.7 ghz Win XP Home edition SP1.
Primary IDE Channel
Master: Maxtor Hard Disk DMA on (Ultra DMA Mode 5)
Slave: DVD-Rom DMA on (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Secondary IDE Channel
Master: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Slave: LG DVDRAM GMA 4020B (Ultra DMA Mode 2)
Media used: Traxdata, Maxell and TDK
Any help and comments I welcome and highly appreciated.