Question about Memorex Products - External DVD Recorder, 24x Write Speed, Black/Silver - Sold as 1 EA - External DV... Burner

2 Answers

Why do dvd burn so slow it take a hour for one movie

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 475 Answers

  1. Go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
  2. From there, right click on each of the channels and choose 'Properties>Advanced Settings'. All drives should be DMA mode. The 'Current Transfer Mode' for Hard drives is usually DMA 4-6 and DVD burners DMA 2-4, DVD ROMs usually DMA. If you see any in PIO mode, that can slow things down.
  3. If you find a PIO mode drive, changing them back may be easy or complicated. First see if you can change them in that window using the drop down menu.
  4. If not, uninstall the channel the drive is on and let the OS reinstall it. This will usually take a reboot. This will not damage any files on the computer. Now your burner should be back to normal. Check the drive settings again when computer restarts & burn your files in peace.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 134 Answers

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

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Noggin
  • 944 Answers

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HP dvd1170e DVD Writer It now take an hour to burn a movie says it's not connected to high speed hub, work for a year fine. have searched for firmware and can't find any. Any ideas would be...


scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you will see task manager application you will see whats running on your computer at the time you are burning also if you are connected to the net when you are burning this might be slowing the burn process

hope this helps

Jan 05, 2011 | HP dvd1170e DVD-RAM Burner

1 Answer

Program shuts down during the burn process.


reinstall the program again and make sure your drivers are properly working

Dec 02, 2009 | Ulead DVD MovieFactory for PC

1 Answer

Im trying download a movie that say it 2 hours 15minutes long so i got a double sided dvd to try to download it but it keep said will not fix so could i shrink the movie even if the dvd has 120 minutes on...


yes... Nero Vision which is part of Nero will allow you to do this by reducing the quality of the movie. It will tell you the overall burn quality that the movie will burn.

DVD Shrink will allow you to backup movies that are over 4.7GB on to a 4.7 GB DVD by doing the same.

Hope this helped you!

Nov 04, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi,is it me or the Toshiba Burner slow,there seems a few ways to Burn (movies)but the one that I have chosen comes up with a small field stating Encoding tthen gets going,evem old movies are taking 1 to...


Hello,

If you write a movie the settings or format of the movie is change to the user define format. In writing your movie first is the computer will reformat the movie file format to some standard format. If you were writing cd the format will be mpeg and if in dvd the format is avi. So if your movie file is not the same format as mentioned above then the computer will automatically change the format to the format standard requirements. That is why it takes time to reencode the movie file format. Then if you unit is not the same as specs with the latest gaming specs today then it takes time to re encode the movie file format. So the hardware specs is something to do with this. If you want to speed up your unit then add memory.

Thanks

Jul 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P300-ST3712 Notebook

1 Answer

Poor video quality with windows movie maker


Windows movie maker is just a generic xp add on that I am sure was an after thought and never will give you good quality movies it does alright and should give acceptable results if you have a good graphics card and vga card but try useing nero to burn movies the burning speeds can be slowed right down to give exellent quality and if you just want a reasonable quality dvd you can turn the burn speed up to burn faster but you always sacrafice quality for speed on any dvd burning program unless you go get a profestional one and upgrade to much higher quality graphics and vga cards you also need a good deal of ram to

Jul 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My internal dvd recorder


The movies that u are burning are being copied to your computer, even in a compressed format that will take up space. Are u loosing h/d space. Are u using a copy program that uses the h/d as a temperary storage?

Apr 26, 2008 | Toshiba SD M1712 Internal DVD Drive

1 Answer

I WANT TO BURN MY DOWNLOADED MOVIES ON DVD-R &PLAY THEM ON A DVD PLAYER


I always use Aimersoft DVD Creator, it can easily convert all popular video formats (AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, etc) to DVD and burn DVD movie played on portable and home DVD players, that's very good, you can check it out here for free:
http://www.aimersoft.com/dvd-creator.html

Apr 14, 2008 | Ahead Software Nero 6.3 Reloaded (60096)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Memorex Products - External DVD Recorder, 24x Write Speed, Black/Silver - Sold as 1 EA - External DV... Burner Logo

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Memorex Computers & Internet Experts

Gareth Cockram
Gareth Cockram

Level 3 Expert

661 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Jose Velazquez
Jose Velazquez

Level 2 Expert

227 Answers

Are you a Memorex Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...