Hi guys. First post here.
I just got a Sony DRU-810A 16X DVD-RW. I am running a Gigabyte GA-K8NS board with AMD64 +3000, 1.5GB memory. Ive had the drive installed for about a week, and have successfully burned a dozen or so DVDs.
The issue is that even though I select a 16x burn speed, and am using the recommended 16x Verbatim DVD+R media, the actual burn speed is only 2-3x. I really do not understand what is going on here. I have updated all the drivers for the drive, for my board, flashed the BIOS in both the drive and the board, and played with the master/slave settings and IDE channel locations.
The only thing that I have noticed is that wherever I install the drive, the mainboard only detects and lets it run on Ultra DMA 2. Is this the source of the problem? I dont think so, but I dont know…
If it is not, what could be up? Has anyone else had this problem? What could be causing it to only actually write this slow?