Okay, maybe IÂ´m not the best suited to take part in this discussion, but there are a few things that has to be ironed out.
>> Theory is one thing, real world sometimes something complete different <<
i. According to Lite-On both 832S and 1633S have UDMA-2 interface.
If this is incorrect, I hope some of our members kindly provide the source of “right” imformation.
ii. UDMA-2 (~33MB/s) is to my knowledge, sufficient for all now existing DVD-RW burners. Yes I know this (33MB/s) is a theoretical value and may be lower in “real world”.
iii. Too, in some way prove my statement, I have done some tests as you can see attached below. IÂ´m at work right now, so I used a tool (Nero Burning rom) that I have both at my work and at home. (My hardware is also alnearly the same on both places, except for my NEC.
Topicstarter had or still has, problem with “low transfer rate”, right?
Okay, this is what I did;
I had a disc with burned DVD image (booktype DVD-ROM), 4.33GB in size. Fired up Nero and started to copy my image to my HDD, using option >DVD Copy< as new compilation.
I run two transfertest, 1. copy to HDD, 2. “simulate” transfer back to a clean DVD disc (ie. DVD-RW drive), with same setup except for the IDE-cable. First I used a 80 conductor cable, then a 40 conductor cable. Same brand; Asus original.
And the result, gentlemen. As far as I can see there is not much differance in “transfer rate” between 40 and 80 conductor cable.
But, you are welcome to make your own opinion and post it here. IÂ´m working but will drop in from time to time.
@KenW. I donÂ´t know if you are on VIA or nVidia chipset, but I have seen screen “notes” about 80 conductor cables on computerstart (POST) before.
Sure it “looks” good wit UDMA-4, but to be honest, I donÂ´t think your burnspeed (or transfer rates) improved that much. My 50 oere (2 cent)
- >copy image to HDD, 40 conductor cable<.
- >copy image to HDD, 80 conductor cable<.
3,4… >simulate (copy) back to drive, first pic 40 cable, second my ordinary 80 conductor cable.