I am having a problem with my dvd burner - it will only burn at 2.5x on a variety of media rated upto 16x.
I have spend hours searching the FAQs and other similar threads, trying all the tricks in the book - but annoyingly i can't seem to solve this.
My system is as follows:
AMD Athlon XP M 2500 - running at 2.4 GHz
MSI KT6 Delta-FISR KT600 DDR400 FSB400
1 GB pc3200 ddr 400
Plextor PX-716A 16x DVDÂ±RW Dual Layer Internal IDE
LG GDR-8163BL 16x52 DVD-ROM Internal IDE
Seagate ST3200822AS Barracuda 200GB 7200RPM SATA/150 8MB
Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9800 PRO
windows XP pro version 2002
The media i have burnt so far are:
Infiniti 8x DVD+R E240 25 discs
Infiniti Samurai 8x Dvd-r 25 discs
Datasafe 4x DVD-R 50 discs
Datawrite 8x DVD-R Titanium Grey 50 discs
Datawrite 16x DVD+R Classic yellow 5 discs
For the most part burning has been successful - i.e. no coasters. However all the media take a little over 20 minutes to burn a full disc.
I know these are not the best quality discs to use, but i think there is something wrong with my system, because i think i should get faster speeds than 2.5x.
The discs i have used most recently (Datawrite 16x DVD+R Classic yellow) are identified with plextools as manufacture id R04 product revision 4. Plextors website lists this media (under another brand name) as compatible but may have error rates higher than recommended media at/above this speed. Which leads me to think the media should burn faster than 2.5x.
So far I have tried the following:
*checked to see that dma is enabled
*updating the plextor firmware to v1.09
*defragmenting the hd
*ending background apps and tasks in the task manager
*checked the drive cable is an 80 connecter - not a 40
*enabled and disabled power rec
*a diagnostic write transfer rate test on Plextools XL - constant rate at 2.5ish
*unistalled the drive and let windows recognise the drive
CDs burn nice and fast, but not the DVDs.
Any advice would be much apreciated.
Looking at the threads, its such a common problem it deserves a checklist or flowchart or something.
Thanks in advance