Dvd/Cd reading and writing very slow

By Edwin Phate ยท 6 replies
Apr 17, 2008
  1. So I got a Hp laptop well mine and my gfs,(TEAC DV-W24EW) and It is writing so slow....I mean i remember this laptop did just about as well as my desktop now its extremely slow speeds are at like 2x and 4x max.

    Im setting the burning speeds at max. ideas?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    have you tried better quality CDs? (or at least different brand)?

    Run a CD/DVD speed test and see what it reports (i believe you should find one in Nero as well)

    /****** Edit ***********/
    And have you checked the HP support site for firmware upgrades?
  3. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    I have decent brand cds dvds I have Dvd+r Memorex Dvd-R Hp's and Cd-R Maxells music Cd's. I have checked for firmware updates and tried to i get this weird screen ill take a ss and post test results as well.
    The attachment is a ss of me attemping to update the firmware. and after is apparently Installs this is what i get I cant press the FW Flashiup whatever that is unless i select a file named s5hp108.DLD and even then it says that program cannot be used for the selected device.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Check to make sure the drive is in DMA mode rather than PIO.
  5. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    Well there were all set on that setting DMA if available also I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers via Hp chat support no help they told me to reinstall windows Xp.....
  6. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Test in a Different Computer

    You should test the drive in a different computer to see if you get the same results. If you can't do that, I'd send it back to HP if it's still under warranty.
  7. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    Its a laptop and I don't think its under warrant oh well. Guess i just have to buy a external drive.
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