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DVD Copier. Reading at 0.2X Well it's up to 0.3X not after a few minutes. Hmm, now it's varying between .2 and .8X. Is this normal? Settled in at .4x.

 

Edit: Eh, after 23 minutes it's up to over 2.2 to 2.4X read speed. It's getting faster.

How fast a copy will run depends on how fast the data comes in, how fast it can be loaded onto the media, and how well the media will pick it up.

 

If you are going from an .ISO copy on the Hard Drive directly to the DVD burner, with large files, and the burner is having no problems with the media, and all unnecessary programs have been turned off, it can go quite fast.

 

If you are going from another optical drive, thru the main processor to the burner, with a lot of fiddly small files that take a while to set up, and the burner is having problems because it doesn't like the media (whether the brand or the individual disc), and have all kinds of other programs (screen saver, anti-virus, internet connection, etc) being run and taking up resources, the burning can be VERY slow.

 

Keep in mind that burning, especially DVD burning, is VERY resource-intensive. That is, it uses pretty much all it can get.

 

(And you haven't told us how much power your computer has, while we're at it.)

 

Lynn

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DVD Copier. Reading at 0.2X Well it's up to 0.3X not after a few minutes. Hmm, now it's varying between .2 and .8X. Is this normal? Settled in at .4x.

 

Edit: Eh, after 23 minutes it's up to over 2.2 to 2.4X read speed. It's getting faster.

 

Check DMA settings on the drive under CDDVDRom, and the IDE channel it's on, under ATA/ATAPI controllers in device manager.

 

cdanteek

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