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Old 13 Dec 2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Slow burn times

I have a Phillips 8820 8x CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) and am using Verbatim 16x DVD-R discs, set ImgBurn to MAX yet my burn times are 2x or less.

I haven't had any problems but is there anything I can do to speed it up?
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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you may want to post that imgburn log? it is very hard to see through the crystal ball
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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OK, sorry about that. Will in a few minutes.
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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OK, I lowered the speed from MAX to 8x and it burned faster up to 6x with an average of 4.2x Twice as good as it has been doing, but still wondering if it's as good as it gets. Here's the log:

I 23:07:54 ImgBurn Version started!
I 23:07:54 Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 23:07:54 Initialising SPTI...
I 23:07:54 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 23:07:55 Found 1 DVD▒RW!
I 23:10:54 Operation Started!
I 23:10:54 Building Image Tree...
I 23:10:54 Checking Directory Depth...
I 23:10:54 Calculating Totals...
I 23:10:54 Preparing Image...
I 23:10:55 Checking Path Length...
I 23:10:55 Image Size: 4,681,662,464 bytes
I 23:10:55 Image Sectors: 2,285,968
I 23:10:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 23:14:22 Operation Started!
I 23:14:22 Building Image Tree...
I 23:14:27 Checking Directory Depth...
I 23:14:27 Calculating Totals...
I 23:14:27 Preparing Image...
I 23:14:27 Checking Path Length...
I 23:14:27 Image Size: 4,681,662,464 bytes
I 23:14:28 Image Sectors: 2,285,968
I 23:14:34 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:12
I 23:14:34 Operation Started!
I 23:14:34 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 23:14:34 Source File Sectors: 2,285,968 (MODE1/2048)
I 23:14:34 Source File Size: 4,681,662,464 bytes
I 23:14:34 Source File Volume Identifier: lcdt1
I 23:14:34 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.1.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 23:14:34 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 23:14:34 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 23:14:34 Destination Device: [1:0:0] PHILIPS DVD+-RW SDVD8820 AD15 (E (ATA)
I 23:14:34 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 23:14:34 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 23:14:34 Write Mode: DVD
I 23:14:34 Write Type: DAO
I 23:14:34 Write Speed: 8x
I 23:14:34 Link Size: Auto
I 23:14:34 Test Mode: No
I 23:14:34 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 23:14:36 Filling Buffer...
I 23:14:37 Writing LeadIn...
I 23:15:42 Writing Image...
I 23:28:56 Synchronising Cache...
I 23:29:17 Image MD5: 036727dcd3132bcc407903502ae97103
I 23:29:17 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:14:43
I 23:29:17 Average Write Rate: 5,758 KB/s (4.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 8,375 KB/s (6.0x)
I 23:29:17 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 23:29:22 Waiting for device to become ready...
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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Check your DMA and see if there's an update for your firmware.


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who made the laptop?

have you been running disk cleanup and defrag?

plenty of room on the hard drive(s)?

what's drive d?
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I have a Dell E1505 Core Duo. I haven't been running defrag but am now as it needs it. I generally run disk clean-up though. 20 free gigs on my hard drive. (I delete the decrypted and shrink files after burning) D drive is a back-up partition.

I'll check if my firmware needs updating.
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