Question about Samsung SH-S182D DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Writing to DVD takes excessive amount of time

Have had this drive since June 2007. It worked fine for a month or so, but now takes about 45-55 minutes to burn a dvd+R disc with a video, about 4.5GB of data. When the drive was working properly, it would take less than 8-12 minutes to burn the same thing, same dvd+R media. When the write delay became first apparent, I upgraded the firmware and that seemed to work, but now its back to taking 45-55 minutes to burn. The dvds are all of the same brand and 16x speed.

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  • sachin27 Nov 18, 2007

    i have the TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F dvd burner and it takes me about 1 hour to burn just 2.5 GB (with music and video)
    the other day it took me 2 hours to burn 4 GB.
    i bought the dvd burner in june 2007 and it worked finr for few weeks.

  • chandwe Dec 26, 2007

    i have the TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F dvd burner and it takes me about 1 hour to burn just 2.5 GB (with music and video)
    the other day it took me 2 hours to burn 4 GB.
    i bought the dvd burner in April 2007 and it worked finr for few weeks.

  • DanZZ Apr 30, 2008

    Mine stared out writing and reading real quick but then after about 2 months it now only reads and writed at about 2.4x :(

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    Same problem.. slow burning.. excessive slow burning

  • jbg1978 Dec 20, 2008

    I had a burner that burned DVD's very quickly and then overnight it went from burning DVD's in about 5 minutes to burning them in about 50 minutes. After discussing it with some other folks, the consensus seemed to be that it was a hardware issue. Given that DVD burners are fairly inexpensive, I went ahead and ordered a new one and long behold I was back to 5 minute burns. Not but 2 weeks after I installed the new one, it abruptly went back to taking 50 minutes to burn DVD's. I am stumped. Can anyone assist? Is it a Windows issue? Or, maybe a Nero issue???

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The problem is that you might not have sufficient memory. Try burning @ 8x. Burning DVDs at 16x is a speed higher than the speed @ which file transfer takes place within the pc. So the lack of availability of memory slows down the proces. I once had the same problem.

I hope u find it helpful sir...

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