I am new to DVD burning and I have recently installed a BenQ 1640 DVD burner and been happily burning a few movies. I am able to copy DVDs onto 8x verbatim discs at a rate of about 8.5 minutes per disc.
Today I decided it was time to backup some data onto DVD and went to burn 1.4gb onto a DVD. This burnt OK but it took around about 10 minutes where I thought it would take around 3 minutes judging by speed of copying discs. I am using the same media right through and Nero said that it was burning at 8x rate. The funny thing is, I then burnt the same data onto 2 CDs using the same drive and both of them burnt in about 3 mins each.
I tried another disc (8x vebatim again) and it took 10 minutes also.
I have DMA on for both HD & burner.
The burner & HD are on different IDE channels (both as masters).
I am using Nero 220.127.116.11 on a P3 933mhz.
Anyone got any ideas?