[nSLUG] Slow DVD Burn
jim at on-site.ns.ca
Tue May 23 13:10:56 ADT 2006
Have another Puff had a slow burning DVD
Some items to check.
1) All HD should be on separate IDE controllers from DVD or CD
2) Make sure the DVD is the last physical device on the cable and is
jumpered to master.
3) Make sure you are using an 80 conductor 40 pin IDE cable with the
4) Need better than 800MHz CPU to do justice to DVD burning. 2.0
GHz Pentium equivelant preferred.
5) 512Mb or more RAM with system buffers set large. Compile time
6) Have enough swap to accommodate a shortfall of RAM
7) Run the NERO speed test to see how fast it can really write with
your DVD burner and the media you are using. What is the brand/model of
the DVD burner you are using? What is the brand / speed of the media
you are using?
Do 1 to 3 first then 7 before worrying about CPU speed which you
can't easily or cheaply change.
Hope these suggestions help.
James A. Haliburton
On-Site Computer Services of Halifax
Suite 100, 25 Walton Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3N 1X6
Cell/Pager : (902)499-5250
Home/Office : (902)477-8342
e-mail : jim at on-site.ns.ca
Please avoid sending me Microsoft Office attachments.
More information about the nSLUG