Plextor 716A Seem's Slow on Dvd Burn only?

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#1

Hi all,My Plextor 716a seem’s slow on dvd burns only,Dma is on all drives.
A 4gig burn in Alcohol 120 ISO Image,With a Memorex 16x Dvd,Will start off at like 3.8x and go up 4.5x,6.0x,7.0x,8.2x,9.0xand higher say around 11.x.Then drop to 3 or 4.5x,6.0x then 4.0x and stay at 4x the rest of the disk,taking 10min. or so to burn the disk.Is this normall for this drive with a 16x blank disk?Or do I have a setting wrong somewhere? Like I said DMA is on for the drive,and Alcohol is set for max Record??I just thought it would start burning at 3 or 4 and slowly build to 16 toward the end,not drop to 4 or 6x the rest of the way to the end?..Is this just the way it is?? Anyone


#2

@lordgalla:

  • Download Nero CD-DVD Speed, put a blank Memorex 16x in your 716A and in Nero CD-DVD Speed go to Disc Info tab and let us know the MID.
  • Alcohol may not report the burn speed correctly. If the MID is supported at 16x it should start at around 6x not at 3.8x as Alcohol said.
  • 716A AutoStrategy and PoweRec features are quite sensitive to media quality. If it detects a low quality burn (usually at the end) it will slow down the burn speed.

If you want to see a graphical representative of the burn speed, burn the ISO image with Nero CD-DVD Speed. Click the Create Disc tab and check the “Burn Image” under speed settings. After you click “Start” you can then select the ISO image you want to burn.


#3

ok,The MID is RICOHJPN R03 (004) with a blank Memorex 16x Dvd
Should I have PowerRec on or off?
and Autostrategy on auto selection?
What do you recommend for these 2 settings? there on by default.
Have not had any bad burn’s at all,just wondering if this speed thing is normal?

Burned the 4gig image using this Nero Cd-DVD Speed 4.51
Started at 6.69x went as high as 13x,then down from there.
Start 6.69x
Average 10.36x
Ended at 8.05x
Is All This ok?