Slow write times with 6650A


I’ve just installed a NEC 6650a burner in my compaq nx7000 laptop. No probs with installation, showed up fine, plays discs fine etc…

However burning an 8x rated Ritek is taking an average of 15 minutes, when surely it should be around 8/9. My pioneer desktop 107 takes about 8 1/2 minutes with the same discs. Is there something obvious I’m missing here? It’s set to DMA mode, I don’t know what else I can do. I’m using Nero

Hope someone can help


You cannot compare burnspeed of an HH drive with an ST drive.

All slimtype drives start burning at slower speeds and speeding slower up than HH drives.

Thanks. As long as it’s not a problem. I’m surprised it amounts to a whole 5 minute difference though. oh well

Thanks again

You could make a speed burning test using Nero CD DVD Speed or by using ImgBurn which will show you always the correct used speed when burning/reading.