So here’s the deal:
I try to burn a dvd that’s in the compatibility list at 4x. It has been tested and proven to be compatible with 4x.
I choose to make a speed test in nero before the real burning begins and the speed test reports the source data to be too slow to burn at 4x, so it only writes at 2x.
software related: i defragged both c and d drives, and have made space available for an eventual (and unknown to me) temporary file.
hardware related: the dvdrw uses the same ide cable as the hard drive. i think (i’m not terribly sure, but i don’t see myself making that mistake) the cable is connected to ide1 slot on the mainboard. If that is the case, both use dma mode (as i have seen in device manager, primary ide has dma enabled on the two connected drives and secondary ide has dma enabled in the first drive and only pio on the second).
i hope this is not too confusing and that someone can help me.