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I've had Imgburn for one week and really like it. I have it working with DVD Shrink. My question is how do I get a faster write speed? The fastest I've seen is 1.9x with an average of 1.7x. The blank dvd's are 16x

 

I did save the last log file if that helps - thanks in advance Malcolm

 

Oh yes one other thing I paid 29 dollars with pay pal to some site to get the two programs only to see that they were free. Almost erased them because I was so mad. After I got them running I like them anyway.

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Ironically the googleads that I see on this page link you to search for ImgBurn on ebay. Noone's selling it there at present. :rolleyes:

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first do you have a link to the website you are talking about?

second , check out the FAQ on this forum , post #2 http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?s=&...dpost&p=967 talks about DMA, this could well be your problem , but a log would help :)

 

Sorry I do not know the site but it really made me mad

 

Thank you for your responce. I did follow your link but really don't know much about what I read - but I did print out the instructions to see if I can help myself

here is the log

I 15:54:41 ImgBurn Version 2.0.0.0 started!

I 15:54:41 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

W 15:54:41 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB

I 15:54:41 Initialising SPTI...

I 15:54:41 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 15:54:41 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!

I 15:56:55 Operation Started!

I 15:56:55 Source File: C:\VOL2.ISO

I 15:56:55 Source File Sectors: 1,846,230 (MODE1/2048)

I 15:56:55 Source File Size: 3,781,079,040 bytes

I 15:56:55 Source File Volume Identifier: VOL2

I 15:56:55 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink

I 15:56:55 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 15:56:55 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HP DVD Writer 400c Bh04 (E:) (ATA)

I 15:56:55 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x)

I 15:56:55 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 15:56:55 Write Mode: DVD

I 15:56:55 Write Type: DAO

I 15:56:55 Write Speed: MAX

I 15:56:55 Link Size: Auto

I 15:56:55 Test Mode: No

I 15:56:55 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 15:56:56 Filling Buffer...

I 15:56:56 Writing LeadIn...

I 15:57:07 Writing Image...

I 16:22:54 Synchronising Cache...

I 16:22:56 Closing Track...

I 16:22:59 Finalising Disc...

I 16:23:15 Image MD5: 07d7c7d39895e7e11dadfbff5c73920c

I 16:23:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:26:20

I 16:23:16 Average Write Rate: 2,388 KB/s (1.7x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,583 KB/s (1.9x)

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Sorry to hear you were ripped off. If you can find the site that did this, let us know please.

 

Chuck out the CMC Mags - they are awful. Try Verbatims or Taiyo Yudens.

 

Update your firmware - you are miles behind - http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1726

 

Regards

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You are two firmwares behind, check here.

 

(Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00)

 

I agree w/blu, your media is crap.

 

I 16:23:16 Average Write Rate: 2,388 KB/s (1.7x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,583 KB/s (1.9x)

 

Corny is also correct, do the DMA thing and reset it.

 

Then let us know how you made out. ;)

 

AHHH blu...great minds and all that... :P

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Deleting the IDE controller and rebooting will fix your DMA problem. That'll then fix your speed issues too (as they're one in the same thing).

 

It's pretty simple if you read + try it at the same time.

 

To read it without doing it might make it seem difficult.

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Just so long as it is complimentary MJ!

 

Regards

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Deleting the IDE controller and rebooting will fix your DMA problem. That'll then fix your speed issues too (as they're one in the same thing).

 

It's pretty simple if you read + try it at the same time.

 

To read it without doing it might make it seem difficult.

 

Deleting the IDE controller and rebooting will fix your DMA problem. That'll then fix your speed issues too (as they're one in the same thing).

 

It's pretty simple if you read + try it at the same time.

 

To read it without doing it might make it seem difficult.

 

I down loaded a new firmware update and got it installed ok

 

tell me more about the ide controller - are you telling me I can go to where i see all the devices listed and click on the one called ide controller and delete it. If I do this will the computer come back up and run or will it no longer find something it need to come back up - thank you in advance

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Deleting the IDE controller and rebooting will fix your DMA problem. That'll then fix your speed issues too (as they're one in the same thing).

 

It's pretty simple if you read + try it at the same time.

 

To read it without doing it might make it seem difficult.

 

Deleting the IDE controller and rebooting will fix your DMA problem. That'll then fix your speed issues too (as they're one in the same thing).

 

It's pretty simple if you read + try it at the same time.

 

To read it without doing it might make it seem difficult.

 

I down loaded a new firmware update and got it installed ok

 

 

tell me more about the ide controller - are you telling me I can go to where i see all the devices listed and click on the one called ide controller and delete it. If I do this will the computer come back up and run or will it no longer find something it need to come back up - thank you in advance

 

Yup...delete the controller and then when you reboot it will be reinstalled and your drive(s) will once again be installed and be up to expected speed... :thumbup:

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WOW WOW I havn't deleted the ide yet and I'm running much much faster - check out this log

 

I 19:10:59 ImgBurn Version 2.0.0.0 started!

I 19:10:59 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

W 19:10:59 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB

I 19:10:59 Initialising SPTI...

I 19:10:59 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 19:10:59 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD+RW!

I 19:11:29 Operation Started!

I 19:11:29 Source File: C:\VOL_3.ISO

I 19:11:29 Source File Sectors: 1,779,418 (MODE1/2048)

I 19:11:29 Source File Size: 3,644,248,064 bytes

I 19:11:29 Source File Volume Identifier: VOL_3

I 19:11:29 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink

I 19:11:29 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)

I 19:11:29 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HP DVD Writer 400c FH04 (E:) (ATA)

I 19:11:29 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x)

I 19:11:29 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104

I 19:11:29 Write Mode: DVD

I 19:11:29 Write Type: DAO

I 19:11:29 Write Speed: MAX

I 19:11:29 Link Size: Auto

I 19:11:29 Test Mode: No

I 19:11:29 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 19:11:29 Filling Buffer...

I 19:11:30 Writing LeadIn...

I 19:11:42 Writing Image...

I 19:17:50 Synchronising Cache...

I 19:17:52 Closing Track...

I 19:17:55 Finalising Disc...

I 19:18:11 Image MD5: 4c20732412c1b60addd2b5b56d97a528

I 19:18:12 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:42

I 19:18:12 Average Write Rate: 9,697 KB/s (7.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,193 KB/s (8.1x)

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i would delete it anyway just to be sure but it doesn't look like dma with those speeds now, but for the sake of 3 minutes.....

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WOW WOW I havn't deleted the ide yet and I'm running much much faster - check out this log

 

W 19:10:59 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB

 

I 19:11:29 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 8x)

 

I 19:18:12 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:42

I 19:18:12 Average Write Rate: 9,697 KB/s (7.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,193 KB/s (8.1x)

Just a couple of things I would recommend.

 

Convert your HD to NTFS. It makes dealing with large files much easier.

 

As noted above by the guys, CMC media is garbage. Taiyo Yuden are about the same price and are far superior. Even though the burn was apparently successful, you didn't verify the burn to check. Chances are your media would fail. If by some miracle the CMC media passed verification, sometime in the future (a day, a week, a month), CMC media will deteriorate and fail. It has been rubbish for years and it's doubtful that it will change anytime soon.

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The question is how do I Convert your HD to NTFS?

Where does one purchase the Taiyo Yuden brand? Best Buy - Circuite City?

Thanks Malcolm

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The question is how do I Convert your HD to NTFS?

Open a command prompt and type:

 

convert d: /fs:ntfs

 

 

That's it. As always, make sure you backup the files on the drive first.

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I strongly doubt that a cheapie like Circuit will have high end product like Yudens. BB might though.

 

Regards

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I just wanted to add my 2 cents to what the guys have already told you - those CMC MAG discs are awful, check out the media tests I did with the same dye below.

 

http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=654

 

Whilst the red in the graphs looks pretty it's not a good thing in terms of playback of your discs.

 

If you are in the US you can get Taiyo Yuden from here,

 

http://www.meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-dvd-media.html

 

Personally I prefer the Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R discs as I find discs burnt at 16x do not have the same quality scores.

 

Good luck

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The question is how do I Convert your HD to NTFS?

Open a command prompt and type:

 

convert d: /fs:ntfs

 

 

That's it. As always, make sure you backup the files on the drive first.

 

I get the question what is the disk volume lable?

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That's what you've called your drive.

 

If you type 'label' from that same command prompt window it should tell you what it is.

 

i.e.

 

label d:

 

 

You should then see something like:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]>label d:

Volume in drive D: has no label

Volume Serial Number is 1234-5678

Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?

 

You can press CTRL+C to abort changing the label. Just remember what it says in the first line - you can see mine has no label.

 

You need to enter that in the convert process. It's a kinda double check / fail safe prompt so you don't convert the wrong drive accidentally

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That's what you've called your drive.

 

If you type 'label' from that same command prompt window it should tell you what it is.

 

i.e.

 

label d:

 

 

You should then see something like:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]>label d:

Volume in drive D: has no label

Volume Serial Number is 1234-5678

Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?

 

You can press CTRL+C to abort changing the label. Just remember what it says in the first line - you can see mine has no label.

 

You need to enter that in the convert process. It's a kinda double check / fail safe prompt so you don't convert the wrong drive accidentally

 

 

Well my drive is c with the recovery disk d same hard drive i think

is it ok to still convert c and leave the d part along

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Yup that's fine.

 

EDIT: hang on, only your D: is not NTFS therefore if you don't use D:, you don't need to do anything.

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