311Views3Replies

Author Options:

SLOW SATA DVD WRITER? Answered

I BOUGTH A SATA DVD WRITER. YES IT WORKS FINE BUT THE WRITING SPEED SUCKS. I MEAN IT CAN TAKE 4 MINUTES TO READ A WHOLE CD BUT BURNING IT ON ANOTHER CD TAKES ABOUT 11 MINUTES CONSIDERING I HAVE ANOTHER IDE CD WRITER WHICH TAKES ONLY 6 MINUTES FOR THE WHOLE PROCESS(COPYING AND BURNING). WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM WITH THIS SATA WRITER?

3 Replies

user
Re-designBest Answer (author)2011-02-17

Check that it is set to DMA mode and not PIA mode. If it's PIA mode that will cause a slowdown.

If that doesn't fix it google "slow sata dvd drive" and start reading.

When sata first came out there were a lot of cd/dvd that did not work fast on sata (using and adapter) but you said that this was a sata drive so that should not be the case.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer

user
orksecurity (author)2011-02-16

There may be no problem; it may just not be optimized for high-speed writing of CDs (as opposed to DVDs). Check the specs, check the specs of the other writer. (Probably should have checked before you bought.)

Also, check your caps-shift key; it appears to be stuck.

Select as Best AnswerUndo Best Answer