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Burning Speed Has Decreased




I have a SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A 16x DVD Burner. I had the same problem in EMC 8 and now again in EMC 9. I have made slide shows of JPEGs that I saved as .iso files. Used to take like 3 minutes to burn the image file onto a Memorex 16x DVD+R disc. Now it takes 20 minutes. When it starts it looks like it will take 3 minutes and then it automatically changes to like 20 minutes. I also have Pinnacle Studio 9 and I have burned DVDs in there with no drop off of speed. It's like one day I woke up and this happened. Is there something in my Roxio settings that is causing this? Even if I set the burning speed to 12x, 8x or even 6x and use the same 12x or 8x DVD+Rs, Roxio says the actual burning speed is 1.3x or 1.1x.

It just won't go any higher.


Any help is appreciated. I have been doing these slide shows for months now, and it has only been recently that the burning speed has become a problem. The encoding goes well and when the DVD is completed, it plays fine in several different DVD players.


Why would the burning speed change all of a sudden and not go as high as it is capable of?


If my burner was bad, wouldn't it just crap out altogether? Would I not have probelms using it in other programs? I can rip videos just fine and I can play DVDs on my computer with no problem.


Here are the computer specs:

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)


Processor a:

2.67 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

16 kilobyte primary memory cache

1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache


Main Circuit Board b

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5LD2-VM Rev 1.xx

Bus Clock: 133 megahertz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0301 09/28/2005


Memory Modules:

1016 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 512 MB (serial number SerNum0)

Slot 'DIMM1' is Empty

Slot 'DIMM2' has 512 MB

Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty



HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8527B [CD-ROM drive]


3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Oxford 911G IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device [Hard drive] (123.52 GB) -- drive 2

Oxford 911G IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 3

Oxford 911G IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device [Hard drive] (120.00 GB) -- drive 4

ST3120827AS [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 1

WDC WD800JD-00LSA0 [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0



Standard floppy disk controller

Intel® 82801GB Serial ATA Storage Controllers - 27C0

Intel® 82801GB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF

Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)

Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)



Intel® 82945G Express Chipset Family [Display adapter](2x)

Default Monitor (3x)


Thanks for the assistance :)

Bronco Jim

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Primary IDE Channel, Secondary IDE Channel

In device manager go look at the above see what mode they are in PIO or DMA. Reset to DMA or uninstall the IDE Channel the drives are on and reboot, let windows redetect and set them. Errors occurred to have them step down to PIO. Slow your burn down and buy better media!



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