I’m trying to backup some of my video DVDs using my Plextor PX-708A (Firmware Version 1.03), and it takes almost forever!
I am using InstantCopy Version 8.0.0.0251, and AnyDVD 188.8.131.52. I am using InstantCopy 8, since I have read (and seen comparison tests) in multiple postings that IC8 provides the best overall recording quality.
It seems that almost any video DVD that I try to backup takes about 2 -> 2.5 hours to read. I think this is happening mostly on dual-layer DVDs. The writing is relatively quick (at least in comparison), at about 15-20 minutes.
I’ve got 512MB of RAM, and my CPU is @ 2.1 GHz, running WinXP, SP1. I don’t think my hardware is the limitation.
I’ve tried the 3-second eject-button thingy, which seems to work (at least with Nero 6 CD-DVD Speed), since the average CD speed changes from 2.0x to an average of 5.98x on a dual layer DVD. However, the 3-second button trick doesn’t seem to affect InstantCopy at all.