When burning any audio CD from mp3 files that is long enough to allow the write speed to get up to around 45X, Smart Burn kicks in and pauses the writing process. This usually happens about 90% of the way through the burn. The used read buffer will drop down to around 15% and the record buffer will will drop to around 45%. The writing process pauses for about 5 to 8 seconds then the used read buffer fills back up and writing resumes. This does not happen when I burn shorter CD’s in which the writing speed has not accelerated to 45X. In other words my LiteOn 52X24X52X is limited to 45X.
I am running the latest version of Nero and the latest firmware. Judging by the computer specs posted below, my computer should be fast enough. I have two HD’s. One contains OS and program files only. The other contains only data. I am burning from the data drive. Both drives have been defraged. All drives are DMA enabled. No other applications are running. All unnecessary services have been shut down.
I have been successfully burning at 52X on same brand of CDR’s since installing the burner about a month ago. This problem just began a week ago. It occurs regardless on CDR brand.
Whats going on?
Win XP Home
512 MB RDRAM
Hard drives both Maxtor 7,200 RPM
LiteOn 52X24X52X W/ Latest Firmware