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Sony 710UL

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:13 am
by newbfh
Hell all, my first time on the boards

I just purchased a sony 710ul. I bought an external drive because I have a laptop. My laptop is a 2.3 P4, it came with a built in sony Dvd+r 4x. I have been ripping and burning dvd's for a little over a month with some good success. I decide however that my drive was just to slow so I purchased the new sony. THis is where my problem begins.

I use DVD Shrink to load the dvd to my hard drive. When I do so with my new sony drive i get a rate of about 3,500 KB/s I though perhaps this should be faster. This takes me about 25 minutes for a full movie with no menus or subs removed, I like full movies. I burn using nero 6 the newest version and the full version, I did not load the version that came with my new drive because I already had this one.

The problem is my friend has the same drive and it only takes him about 3 mintues to burn a disc after he uses shrink , It is taking me about 30 minutes which is the same time i was geting with my 4x writer. Any suggestions would be appreciated

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:36 am
by Ian
You're only getting 3,500 KB/s when reading a DVD? If so, that is pretty slow. Are you using USB or FireWire to connect it to your computer?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:00 am
by newbfh
I have tried both and its the same

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:05 am
by Ian
Odd. Is it all DVD's or one in particular? What firmware? Have you tried running a benchmark with something like CD Speed (

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:23 am
by newbfh
I am not that tech savy , but I have tried two differnt dvd's. In addition I have tried to use Philips 8x discs and verbatim 16x discs . I tried one of the nero ones the drive speed , but dont know how to post the results to you

I think I installed the latest firm where, that was posted on this site someone sent me here from Elitetorrents

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:30 pm
by newbfh