Using a Lite-On sohc 5232k I have been using Nero to burn cd's and it was taking about 3 minutes or so per cd. Then I started to try to clone a couple of cd's. Nero seemed not up to the task, was it the software protection? It was spitting out half done cd's saying there had been an error.
Ok no problem, I downloaded Alcohol 120%. It also failed, but didn't ruin the cd. Then I started using Clone-cd and presto, perfect copies.
The thing is it took around 20+ minutes to do the clone. First it created an image file, cause I wasn't burning "on the fly". Ok no problem, that's only 4 minutes or so. But then it goes into a stange mode for 15 minutes or so with the yellow light on but no burning taking place and the computer pretty hung, finally at about 16 minutes the graph begins to move and I get perfect copies after another 3 minutes.
I figure: this must be what cloning is all about, takes a long time.
Wrong. Today I went back to Nero to burn an avi to cd (normally a 3 minute process) and the same thing happened. Took 24 minutes. So there has been some change of configuration through the loading and unloading of these new programs?? Can anyone help out here?