Question about Memorex Products - External DVD Recorder, 24x Write Speed, Black/Silver - Sold as 1 EA - External DV... Burner
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
It takes awhile because the USB interface in between the drive and your computer is a good deal slower than the interface an INTERNAL drive has connected with the motherboard, especially if you're using USB 1.0 interface. Don't worry, they are implementing USB 3.0 right now in new computers and in a few years Intel will have an interface called "light peak" which will be much faster because it is fiber optic instead of electrical.
For now you'll just have to live with it, or replace your motherboard with one that has USB 3.0.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: DVD - Slow burning speeds
Unlikely that there is a problem with the drive itself, most likely cause is software settings - which burning software are you using? if it is nero 6 then once you click burn after arranging the files for burning, the burn info page should pop up. click on the burn tab and make sure that "determine maximum speed" is checked and that write speed is set to maximum. hopefully this should solve it, if not try setting write speed to one of the slower settings listed and see if you get a better result. Sometimes dvd drives can slow right down when you are trying to push them to go at maximum. if you want to check what it should be able to do, try http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/87363/sony-dru820a.html also worth trying is updating the drivers http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Sony/Sony-DRU-820A-10b.shtml to make sure you have the most recent version. Another thing worth trying if you haven't already is try a different brand or type of disc - just occasionally there can be clashes with certain types and burners - if this seems to solve it, don't throw your pack of discs away, give them to someone with a different burner. The final possibility is a power supply problem. If your PC's power supply unit has spare connectors for a drive then try a different one - possibly your supply doesn't have enough guts to run a more modern drive - take the drive out and try it in another pc with a higher power supply wattage rating. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Feb 28, 2007
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