Very slow burning sony d26

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#1

I just built up a Dell 8400:
Sony d26 burner with Nero OEM software master on primary IDE port
Primary hard drive 160 SATA
Secondary HD 160 ATA 133 on Maxtor/Promise PCi controller

It takes over 10 minutes to burn a CD. SW says it is burning @ 40x 6000kb/sec. My old burner (a pioneer 105) would burn in half the time.
Is my problem software (Nero), firmware (more about this later), or do I have a drive problem?

Re:Firmware. Downloaded the Liteon upgrade (1673) - wouldn’t do the Sony drive. Decided to try the Omnipatcher to get rid of the Sony ID -downloaded a Zip file that wouldn’t unzip. Also downloaded a patched 1673 that wouldn’t do anything either (not valid archive?). Probably the .rar format which I don’t understand at all.

What is my best approach to this?


#2
  • Get Nero the show the real burn speed: [thread]51053[/thread] (useful in situations like this ;))

  • Check your drive’s DMA settings: [thread]101616[/thread]


#3

Thank you for the quick reply. The burner is in Ultra DMA operation.
I forgot to mention (maybe very significant) that the media I am using (all I have here) is 24x. But the Pioneer still burned at least twice as fast.
Any ideas as to whether I should try the firmware, if I can figure out how to unpack the files? I have disabled Power Desk, which has its own ideas about how to handle .zip. Now when I try to unpack, I get, for a fraction of a second, a DOS like screen, and then nothing.


#4

I think I may have found it! I did the registry speed thing, and when I went to test it, found that I was out of that 24x media, used some printable Ritek ( not sure of speed) and it recorded a 55 minute audio disk in about 2 minutes.
Thanks for the help.


#5

no support anywhere for this model–have you found ANY reference to it on Sony or Dell or other websites? Where can you get firmware updates?


#6

Since my post I have learned (thanks to Pinto) that this is actually a Lite On IT SOHW-1673S.

http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/English...re_dvd%20rw.asp

Looks like you’re aware of this, but as a warning to others, it’s better to buy the actual LiteOn IT drive directly from Newegg or other retailer.

No thanks to Sony or Dell.