Sony dvd rw 710A slow burning

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#1

Hi, I have just recently bought an external sony dvd rw drive but when i backup a dvd on a 8x dvd disc it takes 1 hour and 40 mins to complete. I know something has to be wrong. I used nero and another software to burn and they both burn at the same speed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :).


#2

You don’t give us anywhere near enough information to begin to help you - so we can’t.

What is the spec of your PC? Is the external drive connected by firewire, USB1.1 or USB2.0? What media are you using (type/brand/media code)? What version of Nero? How much data takes 1h40 to complete?

–Loob.


#3

Hi, sorry about that. here are the specs and added info.

computer specs.
Sony Vaio desktop
Windowsxp home edition
service pack 2
pentium 4 1.60 GHz
768 MB RAM
80 GB harddrive

USB 2.0
Memorex 8X DVD+R
Nero 6.3.1.19 SE
Trying to burn 4+ GB on the discs

Thanks.


#4

I’d double check those USBs, I suspect the native USBs on that machine are 1.1. (My computer has just about the same configuation (age as well?) and I needed to buy a USB 2 card for it.

The easiest way to check is to try playing a dvd on that burner. Is the picture jerky-- stop and go–? If yes, then it’s either USB 1.1 or the drivers need to be updated to USB2.


#5

Hi, thank you very much for the reply. That does seem to be the problem. I tried playing a dvd and I got those problems that you mentioned. I don’t know where to update the driver. I tried the sony website but that was no help also I am pretty sure I have usb 2.0 but I am now sure, how would I check? Thanks again for the reply :).

These are the usbs I see in Device Manager.
Intel® 8280 IBA/BAM Universal Host Controller -2442
Intel® 8280 IBA/BAM Universal Host Controller -2442
USB Mass Sorage Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

I tried right-clicking the driver and updating from online but that didn’t help.
Thanks. :slight_smile:


#6

Yes - looks like a classic case of USB1.1 only.

But an add-in PCI USB2.0 card for your PC for just £/$/€15 and watch those DVDs fly!

–Loob.


#7

Thank you again for your help :). Could you recommend a brand or will the one in the link below be ok?.

Thanks :).


#8

Yeah looks fine!

–Loob.