DVD burner slow write speed

April 26, 2011 at 01:39:13
Specs: Windows XP
I'm writing you because I've got problems with my ASUS DRW-24B 1 ST
The thing is it never writes DVDs at full speed and even the CDs I buy get written at whatever speed the thing wants.
No matter if I buy DVDs that say 16x or 8x, the maximum speed the writer works at is 4x. That's the max speed I can select in the dropdown in Nero7.0.5.4., even though I know that the speed should be up to at least 16x.
At first this didn't annoy me that much, but now that I'm writing more DVDs, it takes up to 15 mins for one, so I am really looking forward to hearing any kind of advice on how to get my hardware to work at the designed speed.
Any advice is much appreciated!

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April 26, 2011 at 02:05:28
You don't tell us anything about your hardware. The speed that the computer can supply the data will effect the speed at which data is written. If Nero is detecting that you have a slow computer it will restrict the write speed accordingly.


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April 26, 2011 at 10:20:40
the system is on Intel(R)Core(TM)i3CPU 530@2.93 GHz. &4GB RAM

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April 26, 2011 at 10:33:18
I have one of thos asus burners myself but I do not use nero I always seem to have one problem or another with it. I burn everything at 4x myself because the lower the burn speed the less errors you're likely to have. Not long ago I burned a cd at 16x and it sounded like a skipping record in my cars cd player. Reburned at 4x and all was well.

Also I have noticed that some cd or dvd media can effect this. Lower quality, it was on sale 100 for 9.99, discs are actually only 4x discs even though it may say 8x or 16x on the packaging.

Too be honest if my blanks would allow me I would burn them at 1x. Yeah it would take longer but I would feel more comfortable about the quality.

Do you have a quota to fill or something?


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April 26, 2011 at 10:38:28
that's not the right solution

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