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Why use such a small buffer size as default?



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#1 mlg

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:58 PM

I just realized that the default buffer size for ImgBurn is only a mere 20MB. When writing at 16x youll get a buffer underrun by simply opening Firefox (if you keep your programs and images on the same drive and its not one of those super-fast oh-so-fancy drives that costs a whooping 10 Euros more youve got in your computer. ;) :rolleyes: ).

I think raising the defaults a bit would be a good idea. Or even better, make the program check how much RAM is available and set the buffer size automatically. Just a suggestion though. :)

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:21 AM

That's why they invented zeroloss linking ;)
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Posted 10 December 2005 - 12:57 AM

There are really 0 hits when doing a google search for "zeroloss linking" ;) but Im guessing youre refering to these system(s?) that makes the drive able to continue writing after a buffer underrun?

On my NEC 3540A it really doesnt work as good as it should do. For a while ago I should make 100 copies of two discs. I put one of the images on my raid array and one on my way too slow system drive. I got only one coaster from the copy I put on the raid array while I had 5 coasters from the image I put on the system drive.

And another reason is that it acctually takes longer time to write with buffer underruns. Not much longer, but still, a couple of secounds. :whistling:

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:11 PM

There are really 0 hits when doing a google search for "zeroloss linking" ;)

Yeah, but 59 hits for the alternative that Google suggests right at the top of the page "zero loss linking"
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