What's Wrong with my DH20A4P

Just got one of these DH20A4P players and I’m throughly disappointed.

It takes 8 minutes to burn a 16X disc and 9 for an 8X. No matter what I try it seems to burn everything no faster then my 8xTDK burner?

brian

Check dma.

[QUOTE=pfloyd1;2032749]Check dma.[/QUOTE]

That was the first thing I checked when I noted the problem. I’ve tried moving to different moving from secondary to primary, from slave to master, I’ve tried everything.

What exactly do you mean?

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/20a4p-problems-241316/

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/dh20a4p-slow-burn-240429/

[QUOTE=Bremser;2036089]What exactly do you mean?

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/20a4p-problems-241316/

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/dh20a4p-slow-burn-240429/[/QUOTE]

What I mean is the 16X drive takes 8 minutes to burn a 16X DVD and the 8X drive takes about the same of the same 1 hour movie.

Why isn’t it burning faster? I’ve tried everything.

Which media are you using?

Take Nero CD-DVD Speed, Tab Disc-Info to find out.

[QUOTE=Bremser;2036819]Which media are you using?

Take Nero CD-DVD Speed, Tab Disc-Info to find out.[/QUOTE]

I’ve tried everything. Prodisc, Tayao, Sony +R -R same exact result. Drives are fully defragged. Tried the recorder as slave and master on IDE 1 and IDE2 as well as an third IDE via PCI Card. Only payed $36 for the drive but it’s not really any faster then the 8x TDK 880N it replaced. Didn’t try a new player yet because I’m not sure it’s the player.

Brian

Have you updated firmware?

[QUOTE=pfloyd1;2037236]Have you updated firmware?[/QUOTE]

Yes first thing I did after installing the drive.

Just burned a full disc, same prodisc 16X.

20X - 8 minutes
16X - 8 minutes
8X - 8minutes 20 seconds.

This can’t be right.

I have got the same drive, and same problem…other people have the same problem…but after a bit of talking, it seems that Liteon’s SMARTBURN technology may be responsible for the low write speed. You can try switching it off. Nero giives you the option.

[QUOTE=dorian hawkmoon;2037808]I have got the same drive, and same problem…other people have the same problem…but after a bit of talking, it seems that Liteon’s SMARTBURN technology may be responsible for the low write speed. You can try switching it off. Nero giives you the option.[/QUOTE]

I will give this a try…thanks.

How do I disable Smartburn in Nero 8?

Use this:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/comprehensive-liteon-tools-collection-v5-0-7-revised-8-january-2007-a-83441/#media-smart_burn

[quote=Bremser;2037895]Use this:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/comprehensive-liteon-tools-collection-v5-0-7-revised-8-january-2007-a-83441/#media-smart_burn[/quote]

Yeah, this works great too! Easier, in fact.

Thanks for the link. Didn’t make any difference in burning speed.

Are yiu using an 80 wire ide cable?

[QUOTE=pfloyd1;2038007]Are yiu using an 80 wire ide cable?[/QUOTE]

Both my IDE cables look to be 80 oin.

Right now on the primary IDE I have the two hard drives and on the secondary the two dvd roms.

I also have a PCI Ultra ATA controller not connected to anything…

What do you suggest?

Most ODD do not work well with PCI ATA controllers. Double check that the ide cables are 80 wire.

Yes 80 wire. Nothing is connected to the PCI ATA controller.

can you post a graph of your burn?