I'm not really a newbie w/ hardware, it's just I haven't built a PC or even dealt with hardware for the most part in years. The last gaming rig I built was a beast at the time with a P3 700 oc'ed to 933 and a GF2. Of course this was way before DVD burners and CD burners were expensive! So I really feel like a born again newbie of sorts.
Anyway I'm trying to help my girlfriend's dad out. He has a PC that has two lite-on drives in it....a 160P6S and a 1635S (DM 5S163). When using nero or roxio to copy a DVD, while ripping the img to the HD, the 160P6S will do it in under 10 mins, while the 1635S takes 35+ mins.
Nero says the 160P6S is maxing out above 10K kb/s while ripping whereas the 1635S is at a static 1,800 kb/s. This is using DVD-R 8x memorex media.
I've spent a couple of hours researching to fix the problem. I've installed what I believe to be the latest firmware (YV6N) and it didn't help (should it?).
I've also learned from my research that this particular drive has problems with -r media...is this the reason for the slowness? Is there a fix?
The PC the drives are installed in is a simple Dell E510. I believe there is only one IDE channel in this PC and the two drives are the only thing on it (HDs are SATA), if this matters.
I would appreciate any help! He has to make lots of DVDs every week bc he records his church's Sunday services for shut-ins. Sorry if my questions were newbish...it has been years!