Very low DVD burn speed

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March 26, 2010 at 15:39:03
Specs: Windows XP
I have a really strange problem. I am about to make a backup of all my photographs (around 300GB) and my DVD writer seems to be acting weird. Burning a DVD of 4.4GB takes an hour. I have tried many backup programs (Picasa, Ignition, DVD Span, Nero back it up, etc...) They all say 'burn process started at 16x (22160kb)' and my DVD's are 16x, but they burn for around 60 minutes at a rate of 1MB per second or so. With a 16x speed it should be up to 22MB per second.

What the heck is going on? I have over 70DVD's to burn and this is going to take me a week at this pace...

The drive is set as master and there are no conflicts. In 'device manager' the drive is set at DMA when possible. The discs are properly recognized and there are no conflicts, no BSOD and other funky stuff.

Please help me, I am devastated. Burning 70 discs at a rate of on per hour will drive me nuts.


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March 26, 2010 at 18:13:24
Some burner software has tools to detect the correct speed. I know some versions of nero has that. Run it first. If it can't detect the correct max speed or set it to what you want it would be either or two situations. Bad hardware or bad software. Could run live cd/usb to see if dvd burns correctly.

I'd buy an external raid or at least a usb drive instead of 700 disks. Disks are really poor storage media. A stored hard drive would last longer.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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