Hi everyone, great forum! Have been looking through the posts and faqs, and still can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong
Just before the holidays I upgraded from a Sony DRU500A to the new 710A. I had the latest firmware for the 500A and was able to burn up to 4x on +/-r media. I should be able to burn up to 16x with the new 710A, and I am using the latest firmware from Sony (BY02)
I have tried a variety of media (some cheap, some good quality), but I never seem to be able to achieve speeds over 2x (2.4x for +r). This morning I was using Memorex 4x branded media, and in Nero it only lets me choose 4x for the burn speed, but the DVD takes about 25 minutes to burn (Nero says it should have been finished in 14 minutes). With DiscJuggler, it lets me choose the speed, but once the burn starts the actual write speed always drops to 2x. Originally I thought it was the media, but other people are able to burn at 4x and 8x on the same media.
I am running Windows 2000, service pack 4.
1.73 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP, ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7V8X-X motherboard with over 1gig of RAM.
I have checked the DMA setting and it is on Ultra DMA for primary IDE, but PIO for secondary (I have now changed both to DMA).
I am burning data from the hard drive, not ripping/burning at the same time.
Any other thoughts? I was wondering if I should uninstall Nero and DiscJuggler, and then uninstall the burner, then reinstall everything. If so, how do I unistall the firmware upgrade?