[Please Help] DVD burning speed only 2.4X instead of 8X

vbimport

#1

My writer and software:
Philips DVDR1640p, firmware P2.5
Nero 6.6
Win XP, SP1

I tried out burning CD-R by 40X full speed, and it was success.
but when I tried burning the 8X DVD+R, it was only can write on 2.4X instead of 8X !!!
than for 4X DVD-R, it was only 1X instead of 4X !!!

This is my PC specs, please click.
I don’t know does the barebone PC specs caused the DVD writer not running well?

mine was On Board IDE,
1 IDE cable directly connected from motherboard to Harddisk.
and 1 IDE cable directly connected from motherboard to Writer.
do u think the transfer rate between the Harddisk and the writer are too slow?
The PC can not start if sharing 1 IDE cable from motherboard to Harddisk and Writer.
Please Help! :sad: Thank you!


#2

My previos experienced:
Writer: Philips DVDR1640p, firmware P2.5
Disk: Verbatim MCC003 (Mitshubishi DVD+R 8X)
Data: 4.3G
Burn Speed: 2X instead of 8X
Duration: 38 mins

My latest experienced:
Writer: Philips DVDR1640p, firmware P2.5
Disk: CMC MAG. AF1 (Imation 4x DVD-R)
Data: 4.3G
Burn Speed: 4X
Duration: X
Remarks:
First, it was ran 1 hour for simulation.
After simulation, the software hanging on 1% of burning situation more than 10 minutes, and the burning was failed.
So I tried ‘NERO CD-DVD Speed’ to test the media, it’s only allowed 1X burning on this media.


#3

sounds like your drive is in PIO mode. make sure it is in DMA mode. here’s a guide on how to set to DMA mode in XP & 2000.
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7625
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9668


PLEXTOR 708A DVDRW
PIONEER 107D DVDRW
LITEON 811 DVDRW
BENQ 1620 DVDRW
TOSHIBA (2)1612 DVD-ROM
PLEXTOR 48X24X48 CDRW
PENT 4 HT 3.00C, 800 FSB, PENT 4 2.40 533 FSB
ASUS MOBO’s P4P800SE (2)
1GB CRUCIAL PC3200 MEMORY, 1GB CRUCIAL PC2700
WESTERN DIGITAL 36GB RAPTOR HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR 200 GB HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)250 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 200 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
MAXTOR (2)120 GB HARD DRIVEs
MAXTOR 60 GB HARD DRIVE
ANTEC TRUE POWER430 WATT
ANTEC SLK2650 CASE, ANTEC SLK2600AMB CASE
CANOPUS ADVC-100 ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
MAXTOR ATA -133 PCI CONTROLLER CARD


#4

I was having a similar experience burning DVDs and my firewall turned out to be causing the problem. If you’ve got a firewall going, disable it, then re-try the burn. My thread is posted here. http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=118670

Good luck with this! I know how frustrating it can be!

Suz


#5

ok,thank you.
but after I did, it was came with same problems too.

my Primary IDE (Harddisk) is DMA off,does it matter?
please click below attachment.



#6

it’s doesn’t help, but thank you. :slight_smile:


#7

Hard drive should be in DMA, too.


#8

Yes it does matter, set DMA to on. If that does not work, check this post;
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645


#9

This is my motherboard ‘SiS630E’, any idea about it? thank you.
- SIS630E introduction
- SIS630E spec chart



#10

U should have installed the sis chipset drive


#11

Yes, I did set the harddisk drive to ‘DMA if available’, but after reboot the computer, the transfer mode still in ‘PIO mode’.

let me try again.


#12

check bios or the existence of sys chipset drive


#13

Adobe:

Since the secondary channel has DMA turned on I doubt it is a SIS driver problem.

From the Maxtor web site:

Cable Requirements: An 80-Wire UDMA Interface Cable is REQUIRED for all UDMA/66/100 hard drives. It is recommended for all UDMA/33 hard drives.

This will probably stop you from getting DMA mode on the drive.

Other things to consider;

  1. in the bios it is better to IDE detection to AUTO and let the bios interpret what is connected to each port.

  2. If you are using cable select on the drives use the master slave pins configuration instead. Many people have reported problems with optical drives using cable select. I tried it on my Intel chipset board once… It only took once to never try that again.

Upgrading to Windows XP SP2 may help, no guarantees on that.

Remember to do just one thing at a time, otherwise you’ll get lost on what didn’t work and waste a lot of time and get frustrated.

Hope some of this helps.

Scotty


#14

thank you all of you! :bow: My writer ran well now!
tested 1G stuff spent 2+ minutes on 8X burning! happy~~~

but I very tired on these! first, I go to update the chip set software/drive!
After that if enter to win XP, oppsss~ always shut down/restart! the pop up warning some things like The shut down initiated by authority system!
my godness! restart, enter, blue screen, restart, hang, restart :confused:
so I enter to SAFE MODE, than set the transfer mode to PIO only. Than restart the computer, ok! the problems solved!
but the ‘current transfer mode’ still retain ‘Ultra DMA Mode 4’! even though the transfer mode is PIO only. does it matter? :rolleyes: curious only.

thank you all of you again!



#15

Strange; never seen that before.

PS, did you read the link provided by a member above? It’s a good link…
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645


#16

I’m using a Benq 1620 (B7P9) Drive and have a similar Probler related to the SIS Chipset. If I install the SIS IDE Drivers, burning is only 1X on DVD-R media, weven I can selevt 4X.

If I uninstall the IDE Drivers and use Original MS Drivers, I may burn at 4X or higher, but performance is not optimal anymore.

Is there any help or hint for it?

Regards
buehlerra