Hi, my Pioneer DVD-/+RW(DVR-107D) drive, which I had for about half a year all of a sudden started burning at slow speed.
Drive: Pioneer DVR-107D
OS: WinXP Home
CPU: Celeron D 2.66Ghz
Software: Nero 126.96.36.199, Ulead Moviefactory 3 Suite
Discs I've Tried: Maxell 4x -R, Memorex 8x +R, Sony 4x +RW
I tried Burning at 4x(Maxell 4x DVD-R, Sony 4x DVD+RW) and 8x(Memorex 8x DVD+R), but both takes about 30 minutes. I believe it is burning at around 2, 2.4x. I've tried Nero 6.6 and Ulead Moviefactory 3 Suite(which came with the drive), but get the same result. The disc burns fine, whether burning .iso, data, or DVD Video, the problem is that it just burns slow.
I first installed the drive in my parent's computer but wasn't working properly after I installed the firmware ver.1.21(probably because of the OS, Win98) so I put it in my computer, which has XP Home, and was able to burn 8x fine for a while. couple of days ago, I was making a data disc and took about 30 minutes, while Nero displayed that it would take about 8 min(I was supposed to be burning at 8x). after that, I tried it about 3 times, with both 4x and 8x, but always take about 30 minutes.
Most posts I see here seems like people are having trouble with their drives from the beginning, but mine was working perfectly fine for a while, so I don't know what is wrong. Any suggestions would help. Thank you.