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Really slow burning

I recently bought and installed a new asus dvd burner, i installed it allright and it functions correctly however the reason i bought it was so that i could burn faster than what my existing burner could. this is not the case but.. from the moment the burn button is pushed it took about 2 hours to burn data onto a dvd+r. According to the software it was writiing at 16x, however this could not have been the case. any help with this would be appreciated... have i installed it wrong? or is it just incompatible with something, thanks sincerely Joel

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  • Joel mcdonald Feb 11, 2007

    i did this and it did in fact make my burner work faster.... however it is still slower than it should be... i have no idea why this is... i have looked for speed controls and have found nothing

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Joel, I would try updating the firmware. I had a problem with a DVD Burner that didn't work out of the box until I updated the firmware. You can find you update here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us That should help. Good Luck, Tim

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