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Postby beneq on Sun Jan 26, 2003 12:17 pm

Yesterday I bought new cd burner cendyne lightning IV 48x12x48. But when i open the box i saw BENQ 4816P CD-RW (http://www.digitallyunique.net/digitall ... 4816p.html). When i try to burn some CD it takes me from 5 to 7 min to record one disc at 32x.
1. why the disc burn so slow (cds record speed were 32 )
(my pc: duron 750, 128mb memory )
2. Schould i return it and change it to real cendyne Lightning IV??
big THX for all your help
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Re: fast help needed!!

Postby cfitz on Sun Jan 26, 2003 12:27 pm

beneq wrote:1. why the disc burn so slow (cds record speed were 32 )
(my pc: duron 750, 128mb memory )

Probably a DMA issue:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7625

Another possibility is you were using low-speed, poorer quality media.

beneq wrote:2. Schould i return it and change it to real cendyne Lightning IV??

First, the Benq is already as "real" a Cendyne as any other, since Cendyne simply rebadges drives manufactured by others. You just happened to get a Benq in your box rather than a LiteOn. But what you really want to know is should you exchange it for a LiteOn. To that I personally say yes, since I have had bad experiences with Benq quality and don't like the brand anymore. Unfortunately for you, exchanging your Cendyne for another at the store where you bought it is not likely to get you a LiteOn. It is more likely that all the Cendyne units in that store came from the same batch, and thus would all be Benqs.

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Postby beneq on Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:01 pm

i changed DMA and it didnt help at all. Probably i could change my cd burner to verbatim 48x12x48x schould i do it?

p.s 720mb in 5.20m thats to much at 32x what could be the issue besides DMA?
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Postby BuddhaTB on Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:42 pm

What is the IDE configuration of all your drives?
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Postby beneq on Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:45 pm

InCD doesnt see rewritable disc (even if i put one that was in the orginal box)! Could it be the matter of low speed burning bad firmwire?
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Postby beneq on Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:48 pm

cd rw is secondary master cd-rom sec. slave
p.s i didnt use the ide cable that was in the box (is i d used the old one that was in my comp already (comp is 2 years old))
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Postby beneq on Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:52 pm

i forgot i m using win2k prof
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