My NEC3520 burns dvd's at 2x--wtf?

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  1. blykins

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    Recently I actually payed attention to the speed it was burning them at. It burns them at 2x. Nero is set to "maximum". I have updated the firmware to 3.07(most current). Anyone know how to get it to burn faster? My blank DVD-R's are 16x, shouldnt it be burning at 16x?



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    How fast is your PC? How much RAM?

    Are you sure you have a 16x burner?

    Just because the drive is rated at 16x doesn't mean any PC can actually burn at that speed.

    I also never burn a DVD faster than 4 or 6x.
     
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    p4 2.8, 2gb ram.
     
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    Perhaps its the fastest speed the media is verified for?
     
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    Yea, are you sure the media is 16x certified?

    Do you happen to have another program to try and burn with?
     
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    Try different discs. I have the same drive and when I use the 8x sony dvd-r's they burn at 16, when I use the 16x maxel or memorex they burn at 12x.
     
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    I guess ill just deal with it. I have a spindle of like 100 DVD-R's so im not about to go buy more not knowing whether they'll burn faster or not.
     
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    I have the same burner, and I think your problem lies in the media.... try a different 16x disc and see if you have the same problem, also try a different burning program.
     
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    You dont have any games that use starforce do you?

    "under Windows XP, if packets are lost during the reading or writing of a disk, XP interprets this as an error and steps the IDE speed down. Eventually it will revert to 16bit compatibility mode rendering a CD/DVD writer virtually unusable. In some circumstances certain drives cannot cope with this mode and it results in physical hardware failure (Most commonly in multiformat CD/DVD writer drives). A sure sign of this step down occurring is that the burn speeds will get slower and slower (no matter what speed you select to burn at). Starforce, on a regular basis, triggers this silent step down. Until it reaches the latter stages most people do not even realise it is happening."

    http://www.glop.org/starforce/
     

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