With so many options in these forums I wasnt too sure where to put this, but since I'm new to here I'll defer to "newbie"
My system info:
OS - Win XP x64 SP2
Intel - Q9450 (no OverClock)
Memory - 6gb COrsair XMS2 6400
VGA - Evga 9800gt
2 x SATA Seagate Barracuda 750gb
1 x SATA Samsung 750gb External
Optical drive - LG GSA-H55L(v 1.05) on Primary IDE
With Nero Express Essentials, burn process begins and states it will take 7 mins to burn data on a 4.7gb disc but then time extends to 30+ minutes.
With CloneDVD time starts out normally but then jumps up to 45+ mins to rip, then another 45+ to burn to disc.
So I've spent the last 2 weeks researching online and this site seems to have the most comprehensive info. I spent some significant time reading and trying suggestions from the following 3 threads as they are similar to my problem:
I've also tried ideas from this guide:
However I am still stuck in PIO mode for my optical drive. The only 'gotcha' is that I dont have any options in my BIOS to verify IDE channel settings for DMA/PIO on my Shuttle.
(update while writing this post..)
I just rebooted and my PIO mode changed from Device 1 to Device 0 (Only thing I changed was putting the Master jumper on my optical drive)
Things I've tried (no particular order):
-Run Nero Disc Speed to confirm the slowness and it gets to a max of .93x.
-I've changed drives and the the same problem occurs.
-Uninstalled all secondary channels and two of the 3 available Primary IDE channels. I've done this in combinations - all at once and one at a time.
-Changed the optical drive settings from DMA to PIO back and forth then rebooting; sometimes after making the recommended registry changes (MasterDeviceTimingModeAllowed or SlaveDeviceTimingModeAllowed) and still nothing.
-Deleting the MasterIdDataChecksum registry entry
-Changed IDE cables
-Attempted to check BIOs, but no settings for IDE channels (only settings for SATA drives available).
Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Let me know if you need anymore info from my end (screenshots, settings, etc)
thanks in advance for the help.