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Hi All,

 

I purchased today a DVD Burner Samsung SE-208A/TSBSA and I started using the DVD with ImgBurn and I found it to be terribly slow. I am testing with a DVD-R (max 16X) and I am burning a OpenSUSE ISO Image and the write rate is constant at 0.7X (970kB/s). Overall, the estimated time to completion is approx 1 hour and 15 minutes.

I went to Samsung and I found there is a firmware update for the dvd burner and I installed it. But it makes no difference. Below is the log from imgburn software. You can see the write speed was set to 8X.

I am using a Windows XP with no Service Packs because my main computer has been affected by a virus and I set a temporary computer.

I also used a blank disk for a ISO file and the speed was comparable (still 0.7X if I recall correctly).

The DVD Burner was not new (even if I purchased it from a store as new), because the package was open and I found a written DVD from somebody else inside.

 

 

Kind regards,

Nicolae

 

I 19:12:59 ImgBurn Version 2.5.6.0 started!

I 19:12:59 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)

I 19:12:59 Total Physical Memory: 514,120 KB - Available: 358,448 KB

I 19:12:59 Initialising SPTI...

I 19:12:59 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 19:13:00 -> Drive 1 - Info: LG CD-ROM CRN-8245B 1.18 (D:) (ATA)

I 19:13:00 -> Drive 2 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-208AB TS03 (E:) (USB)

I 19:13:00 Found 1 CD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!

I 19:14:03 Operation Started!

I 19:14:03 Source File: C:\Downloads\openSUSE-12.1-DVD-i586.iso\openSUSE-12.1-DVD-i586.iso

I 19:14:03 Source File Sectors: 2,162,688 (MODE1/2048)

I 19:14:03 Source File Size: 4,429,185,024 bytes

I 19:14:03 Source File Volume Identifier: openSUSE-DVD-i58

I 19:14:03 Source File Application Identifier: openSUSE-DVD-i586-Build0039-Media

I 19:14:03 Source File Implementation Identifier: md5sum=372ca1d13477e01efd8fc5d416f92fbf;pad=150;check=1

I 19:14:03 Source File File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), Joliet

I 19:14:03 Destination Device: [0:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-208AB TS03 (E:) (USB)

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MJC M005)

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888

I 19:14:03 Write Mode: DVD

I 19:14:03 Write Type: DAO

I 19:14:03 Write Speed: MAX

I 19:14:03 Link Size: Auto

I 19:14:03 Lock Volume: Yes

I 19:14:03 Test Mode: No

I 19:14:03 OPC: No

I 19:14:03 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 19:14:04 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 11,080 KB/s (8x)

I 19:14:04 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)

I 19:14:05 Writing LeadIn...

I 19:14:44 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2162687)

I 19:14:44 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2162687)

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This sounds like a USB 1.0 issue. You need the drive to be communicating via a USB 2.0 port to see anything over ~1MB/s (~0.7x DVD speed)

 

Even so, your discs are only supported at a maximum speed of 8x by the drive's firmware.

 

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MJC M005)

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x

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This sounds like a USB 1.0 issue. You need the drive to be communicating via a USB 2.0 port to see anything over ~1MB/s (~0.7x DVD speed)

 

Even so, your discs are only supported at a maximum speed of 8x by the drive's firmware.

 

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MJC M005)

I 19:14:03 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x, 6x, 8x

Hi,Thank you very much for your answer. You were right, it was because I didn't install the USB drivers (at the time I could not find the chipset drivers for my computer) and after I installed them, I was able to burn a DVD with a maximum speed of over 6X. The maximum speed of the drive, of 8X is enough for me. I found out my DVD burner can be purchased over the internet at around AUD35, probably this drive is one of the cheapest at this moment.

 

Best regards,

Nicolae

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