Before upgrading to this system a week ago, my Plextor 712A worked perfectly. Now all of a sudden the DVD burner takes what would have taken 7 minutes to burn a data DVD to 57 minutes! The DVD is still readable. The drive seems to ‘lag’ at everything, including reading.
While burning, the writing light will flash for a few seconds, then it’ll go green for a few seconds and repeat, as if it is starting and stopping the write process. I also have an LG CD-RW connected and it runs fine. I’m not discounting it, but I find it odd that the moment after I upgrade my DVD drive decides to go.
Both drives are connected by primary ICH7R IDE controller. Plextor is set as master and LG as slave. Cables are connected correctly and I’ve tried 2 different cables.
I have Alcohol, CloneDVD and Nero 7 installed.
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
2GB Corsair 8500C5