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Peter Moloney

Very Slow Writing Of Data Dvd

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First of all I just recently upgraded from Toast 9 to 11 and I have been a very long time Toast user.

I am a professional photographer and I only use Toast for creating Data (Mac & PC) DVDs to supply images to my clients.

Toast 11.1 is almost unusabley slow in creating a DVD in comparison to Toast 9

 

Is there any cure? OSX 10.6.8

 

Also I'm really annoyed that I registered my copy of toast on the 7th March But received my 14 day warranty confirmation on 15th March and now support says that the warranty period has expired! NOT HAPPY AT ALL!

 

Respestfully,

Peter

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Toast 11.1 is burning slower. Toast 11.1 (1072) seems better than 11.1 (1067). You can choose Save as Disc Image and then burn the discs using the Image File setting in Toast 9's Copy window to get a faster burn. Since these are data discs you also can use Apple's Finder burn to burn the Mac & PC discs.

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Thank you for the feedback...

 

Just sad to say that an upgrade is "less useful" than what you upgraded from! I have been a long time Toast user as it ALWAYS provided "readable" discs for my clients - first CDs and now DVDs.

 

In an age when everything is needed "faster" slower burning is not an option for me - hope someone in Roxio takes note!

Peter

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Hi Peter and tsantee,

 

I also noticed slow burning. Presently I'm archiving all original footage (already on HDD's, but I want them safe for the long term (25y or so), so I do a lot of Data Mac & PC Blu-rays (25GB, now affordable). The burner can handle 15x, the disks 6x, but Toast isn't giving me more than 3x (burn speed set at Best). One disk (nearly all of them are spanned) takes over one hour to finish and I have Terabyte to go yet.

BTW I'm using MacBook Pro with i7, begin 2011 and MacOSX 10.7.5

 

Would the image route give me more speed but above all: the same reliability? I don't want to find out after, say 10 years, that I'd better taken the slow route. Please give me your thoughts, they would be much appreciated.

 

Paul

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Hi Peter and tsantee,

 

I also noticed slow burning. Presently I'm archiving all original footage (already on HDD's, but I want them safe for the long term (25y or so), so I do a lot of Data Mac & PC Blu-rays (25GB, now affordable). The burner can handle 15x, the disks 6x, but Toast isn't giving me more than 3x (burn speed set at Best). One disk (nearly all of them are spanned) takes over one hour to finish and I have Terabyte to go yet.

BTW I'm using MacBook Pro with i7, begin 2011 and MacOSX 10.7.5

 

Would the image route give me more speed but above all: the same reliability? I don't want to find out after, say 10 years, that I'd better taken the slow route. Please give me your thoughts, they would be much appreciated.

 

Paul

Unless you have Toast 11.0.4 available you're stuck with the slow burn speed for spanned discs. I don't think Save as Disc Image works with spanning (although I haven't tried it), and it you'll get the same burning speed from the disc image in any case. There's no quality risk with the disc image, though. If you bought Toast before 11.1 was released your original Toast installer may be the way to go. You can have multiple versions of Toast on your Mac just by renaming the Toast folder.

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I'm also a Pro Photographer and longterm user of Toast. The burn speed of Toast Pro 11 is unusable and I have resorted to Apple Burn Disc which is an unacceptable solution having spent a lot of money over the years. Roxio Customer Service is poor to say the least. There should be a fix.

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Anyone ever find a solution?

I have the same problem with Toast 12: burning a Verbatim 16x DVD-R, but only have up to 4x available in the Toast burn menu.

Maybe it's my setup? Macbook Pro Retina 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7, using an external Superdrive via a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter, plugged into a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter.

I am able to burn an audio CD at 8x...

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Anyone ever find a solution?

I have the same problem with Toast 12: burning a Verbatim 16x DVD-R, but only have up to 4x available in the Toast burn menu.

Maybe it's my setup? Macbook Pro Retina 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7, using an external Superdrive via a Firewire 400 to 800 adapter, plugged into a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter.

I am able to burn an audio CD at 8x...

I found the latest Toast 12 update to be a little faster. Otherwise, choose a burn speed other than Best. If you have Toast 11.0.6 or earlier use it for burning. You can choose Save as Disc Image and change the .toast extension to .dmg and burn the image file using Disk Utility. These workarounds only make sense if you are planning on burning lots of discs.

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For quite some time I have found toast 11 to be absurdly slow in copying DVDs, which is why I don't bother to copy many. but I have been assuming that there was a workaround and when it got to be worth my time to look for it I would find it apparently not. It takes me like four days to copy a one hour DVD. This has been going on for years, but probably ever since the last upgrade. I know I haven't bothered upgrading to 12 because of this assuming that the problem was my set up and lack of time to investigate. Was I wrong? Is this now a quote feature unquote? Is there no alternative software? I'm not a heavy media user? So I have to wonder other than whether there's a solution, how do these people stay in business?

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For quite some time I have found toast 11 to be absurdly slow in copying DVDs, which is why I don't bother to copy many. but I have been assuming that there was a workaround and when it got to be worth my time to look for it I would find it apparently not. It takes me like four days to copy a one hour DVD. This has been going on for years, but probably ever since the last upgrade. I know I haven't bothered upgrading to 12 because of this assuming that the problem was my set up and lack of time to investigate. Was I wrong? Is this now a quote feature unquote? Is there no alternative software? I'm not a heavy media user? So I have to wonder other than whether there's a solution, how do these people stay in business?

What you are describing is not slow burning of the disc. It is ridiculously slow creation of the DVD. Toast 11.1 to present burn discs at about 3x-5x speed which is really slow. But taking days to make a 1-hour DVD? There is something really wrong here. It does take a very long time for Toast to make standard-definition DVDs from high-definition video files. That may explain some of why it is taking a long time. But not days. How much RAM does your Mac have. It is very inexpensive to max out the RAM on your Mac. If you haven't done that, do it. You might start a new topic in the forum describing details of what you are having Toast do with the specs of your source videos.

 

The latest version of Toast 12 is pretty good overall. Toast will never be perfect.

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