Slow speed ASUS DRW-20b1LT?

Well, I buyed this burner today to replace an ASUS 2014 that got broken.

I’m having this… all burns start at more or less, 5,5x an then go to the max speed I set, like 8x or 12x, but when this happens, the burn is already at the 20% or more. I think the dvdrw is going slow. Im using a Verbatim 16x media, and tested with a Lightscribe media too from the same vendor, but same results. So far, all burns I’ve done today played great, with 0 problems, but I think the burning progress is still slow.

What can be the problem, or, maybe this is normal?

Thanks in advance.

The burner starts at a low speed and gradually increases towards the end of the burn.

@ durazno,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your ASUS DRW-20B1LT Drive is functioning exactly as advertised.

The below information is a quick synopsis of Burning Test results from the CD Freaks ASUS DRW-20B1LT Multi-DVD Burner Review (http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/ASUS-DRW-20B1LT-Multi-DVD-Burner-Review/Features.html)

DVD-R Media ->
The ASUS DRW-20B1LT uses CAV, (Constant Angular Velocity), to write at its maximum speed of 20X. This gives an average speed of 14.94X and a total writing time of 4 minutes and 46 seconds.

DVD+R Media ->
The ASUS DRW-20B1LT uses CAV, (Constant Angular Velocity) to write at its maximum speed of 20X. This gives an average speed of 14.96X and a total writing time of 5 minutes and 04 seconds.

A quick explanation of CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) ->

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/cd/constSpindle-c.html

Regards,
bjkg