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Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

Yesterday I got my new Dimension 3000 and put my Sony DVD Burner in it. It's not reading CDs and burning my DVDs super slow (50 minutes for a 8x DVD+R which normally only takes about 7-8 minutes).
First configuration
CD-RW: Cable Select
DVD-RW (DW-D22): Cable Select

I thought it might have been a jumper issue, so I switched it to:
CD-RW: Master
DVD-RW (DW-D22): Slave

WinXP Home SP2
Basically everything was straight out of the box except this DVD burner.
I tried both Nero 5 and Roxio 6, same results.

Any ideas would be great. Thank you!

RE: Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

Have you turned on DMA for the drives? Tried both 40 wire and 80 wire cables? Some drives like 40m and some like 80!

RE: Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

What's DMA? Maybe I'll do some research on that.
I do have another set of cables which I can try.
Would it help if I just had the DVD Burner connected and set that one on master?

RE: Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

Burners always like to be set at master, this i have found over the years.
DMA is usually enabled by win xp by default, but you should check anyway to make sure.
Look in your bios settings.

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RE: Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

I tried it with another cable and put it on master. That fixed it, but I still wonder why it's so slow with slave...
They were both set on DMA (yes it was by default in XP).

RE: Sony DW-D22 DVD Burner Help

I cant really answer that, i just know burners like to be master. From personal experience and reading about problems i have learned this info.
Not a big help, but i think its a software issue, between xp and the burning software, as opposed to a hardware issue, but im afraid thats all i can say about it.
I am self-trained, dont have the real training that others get so perhaps someone else can answer that better than i can.

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