I’m having some difficulty with the Nero Transfer Rate Test. I am using the latest version; just thought I’d let ya know. Basically, I bought a brand new DVD burner; It’s a LITE-ON. I bought it about three weeks ago and everything has been burning completely fine. I am using to different brands of DVDs to burn: Memorex and Sony. Because money is an issue, my main brand of dvds is memorex, but whenever I can afford it I buy some sony DVD+Rs.
So far, I have burned around 35 DVDs. Up to this point I have been using two tests to make sure I got a “good burn.” I use the Scan Disc function and I use the Transfer Rate Test in Nero DiscSpeed. So far, all my DVDs have passed both tests with flying colors.
When I burn a DVD movie I burn at the lowest possible speed. For the Memorex DVD+Rs I burn at 2.4x(LOWEST speed). For the SONY DVD-Rs, I burn at 2x(LOWEST SPEED).
Tonight I was testing a burned memorex DVD+R and the TRT was giving really bad, BAD results. Basically, my dvd drive would speed WAY up, then slow down…speed WAY up then slow WAY down. Mind you, the scan disc test worked perfectly fine.
Is my DVD burner going bad already? Why after 35 burns is the TRT starting to fail?
I have updated to the latest firmware version and I have the latest drivers for my system.
Got any advice for me? Is the TransferRateTest THAT important? Will just the scandisc test be enough to say I got a good burn?
Motherboard: ASUS Striker Extreme
Memory: 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2-800
CPU: Intel C2D E6420
DVD Burner: LITE-ON LH-20A1L
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Burning program: TMPGenc DVD Author
I appreciate your comments!