Burning Is Slow For My External DVD Drive

By Condor ยท 9 replies
Jun 23, 2006
  1. I noticed that this new USP 2.0 external drive burn and write stuff slower then my previous internal DVD Drive.

    Does anyone know what problem is causing it?

    My new USP drive:LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache USB 2.0 External DVD Burner Model SHW-1635SX

    My Mobo spec: (3 yr old Mobo)

    Motherboard Name Chaintech 7AJA2(E)
    Front Side Bus Properties
    Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties
    Bus Type SDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz
    Effective Clock 133 MHz
    Bandwidth 1067 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties
    Bus Type PCI
    Bus Width 32-bit
    Real Clock 33 MHz
    Effective Clock 33 MHz
    Bandwidth 133 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 1 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR
    RAM Slots 3 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 220 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset KT133A
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    your mobo is pretty old and I dont believe it supports USB 2.0 so the external burner it is operating at usb 1.1 speeds which are slower than an internal burner on a IDE channel.
  3. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    noooo :O(

    what should i do,, o dear me..

    I did a research about USB, and i stumble upon this

    its a D-Link USB 2.0 Adapter Model DU-520 , but it going to cost me $30 bucks.

    I doesn't know about USP, i was thinking this cheaper one to get my external drive working at it peak by upgrading it from 1.1 to 2.0 with this:

    any other suggestion/items that make my PC compatible with newer external drive would be appreciate : D
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    How much slower is it? if you can burn at 8X-12X that is plenty fast enough. burning at maximum speed does not usually give you the best quality burn.
  5. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    2 hours for a 3.7 gig movie.

    this included save it to hardrive then burn it to the disk.
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766


    That won't work, because you computer USB ports are only outputting USB 1.1, Like previsly stated. Your going to have to get the PCI-USB plug in card to work at USB 2.0 (High Speed).

    The one in your second link will work great, but If it's only one device that needs the extra speed, then I would recommened geting this one

    It has two USB 2.0 ports, and you only need one. (It was the cheapiest USB 2.0 PCI card I could find on newegg).
  7. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    may I ask how can you tell my computer only outputting USB 1.1?
    & thanks for the link. I might get that one xD except the shipping is $14. I might as well grab it on my local pc store.

    update on my new external dvd: I tried burning a DL Farcry to my dvd with nero 6, it writting speed was at X8, a 4.7 gig file and took 2 hours to complete. Its normal or little slow
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Ouch that is slow. how long did it take with the internal DVDRW you had?
  9. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    Less then a hour V.V

    solution: grab a USB2.0 2+1 ports PCI card for my PC like Crossfire advised.
  10. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    update on my PC situation lol

    Horrible crash and random reboot after installing the USB 2.0 PCI card, even after i take it out, the reboot keep going for 6 hours. I finally manage to disable some cpu cache which help me able to get into window.

    I doesn't know when my pc gonna die out on me while typing this.. v.v;
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