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post #1 of 13
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I remember seeing a thread last week or so where a person was having speed issues with his DVD drives and burning where they were running slow.


Now I can't find that thread, and I am having the same problem.


I used to be able to rip a DVD in about 30 minutes on my old system (3Ghz Prescott 478socket), now it is taking me almost 1 1/2 hours!!?!!?!


I had an error with my floppy (accidently got the connector flipped on re-install) and that has been corrected, but wondering if that generated an error that has throttled my DVD drives?


Any ideas? I'm pretty sure my current system should be faster (or at least not 3 times slower!) than my old one even with only 512MB RAM.........
post #2 of 13
driver,software updates? other than that i dunno... sry
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post #3 of 13
Is DMA enabled for your DVD rom?
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I have a DVD ROM and a DVD burner.

Both are set to "Auto" in BIOS for DMA.


The Burner shows the following

Ultra DMA -4
PIO Mode 4
Multi-word DMA - 2


The ROM shows;

Ultra DMA -2
PIO Mode 4
Multi-word DMA -2
post #5 of 13
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I went into the Device manager and checked, and it shows both drives set to DMA if available, but the current speed is PIO mode only.


I changed the settings to PIO only and then clicked ok, then went back in and changed them back to DMA mode if available and no change.


So I am back to being lost.

post #6 of 13
Just uninstall/delete the IDE CHANNEL that Your DVD Drives use(In Device Manager) & Restart, Then it will automatically set transfer mode to DMA(If not set it manually! )...
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post #7 of 13
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Tried that, didn't work.


It still says PIO Only for the mode. Even if I select DMA in the drop down and click ok.
post #8 of 13
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Does it make a difference that the BIOS show the DVD drives on the Third IDE bus but they are listed in hardware manager on the Primary IDE?


This board is way wacky. It shows my SATA Hard drive as primary IDE, then Secondary empty and the DVD drives on Third.......


*** is wrong with this crazy thing.....I finally get everything else set up and a nice heatsink, and now this.......
post #9 of 13
hmm what burning program are you using? Make sure some thing didn't get fubared in the re-install. Also you can try doing a DVD drive benchmark...there are several programs that can do that.

other than that...
Jumper set to Master?
Put it on your primary IDE hookup? (you said you were using SATA)
Tried a different IDE cable?
Power supply big enough for your new system? (DVD burning uses alot of juice I am told)

I hope yout DVD burner isn't dieing...but it has been known to happen
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post #10 of 13
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I use CloneDVD and it's not that, the device is showing as PIO only, so it;s not the program.

Both drives are set up exactly the same (jumper and cable-wise) as on my old system, they didn't even get taken out of the case......

Primary IDE....yeah, that's what I was saying is weird......this board only recognizes optical drives on one of the 3 PATA buses, the blue on that comes off the side of the board. Now, in the device manager, it says this is the Primary IDE, but in BIOS it states they are on the Third IDE channel.

And dear god, if 600W isn't enough for my system, I am selling this and buying a Dell

I can't believe that not only 1 Sony drive, but 2 Sony drives would die at exactly the same time and at exactly the same way. They both work fine except for transfer rate, so it has to be something else.

I'm swamped with other projects until next week, but then I'm just gonna start unplugging things, see if I can narrow down the error. Disconnect the Floppy drive and all my extra PATA HDs I'm using as storage. Then disconnect the DVD drives one at a time.....I guess I can even try to use the new IDE cables that came with my mobo, but the round IDEs I have are only 9 months old and in great condition........
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