Thanks for your response mciahel, but I made a mistake in my last post regarding the ripping speeds of my burner. I listed my speeds as between 3.5x and 6.5x, but what I meant to write was between 3.5MB/s and 6.5MB/s. The writing speeds I wrote were all accurate. For some reason DVDfab lists ripping speeds in MB/s and writing speeds in â€œxâ€.
You are correct that my mobo has Jmicron and intel sata controllers. My burner was attached to the jmicron, so I moved it to the intel controller, set it to IDE, and got the following results:
I ripped and burned 3 DVD video disks today, each disk was close to 4.3GB in size, full disks, no added compression.
Disk 1 rip: Increased from 3.5MB/s to 7.5 MB/s and took 20 mins to rip. Kind of slow, about 6x.
Disks 2 and 3 rip: Increased from 5MB/s to 16MB/s and took 5 mins. to rip. Much better.
The only difference I could tell between the first and next two disks was that the burner spun up fast just before beginning ripping the second two, but did not spin up fast at the beginning of the first rip. Go figure?
Disk 1 burn: Maxed out at 4.6x (according to the program) and took 9 minutes.
Disks 2 and 3 burn: Maxed out at 5.5x and 6.1x (according to the program) and took a little over 6 minutes each.
The numbers the program is reporting donâ€™t seem to make sense. To burn an entire disk, 4.3GB, in 6 mins., you need to be somewhere around 14x, much faster that the 5.5x to 6.1x being reported by the program. Do you think DVDfab is incorrectly reporting the writing speed, and that everything is working OK?