16x DVD Burner Only Burns At 4x: Where's The Limit?
Posted on 2006-06-14
I recently purchased a 16x DVD burner for video editing. I have a Dell Dimension 8300 PC running XP, 2.8 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM.
Trying various 16x media, I can't get higher than a 4x burning rate from my 16x burner. My previous 8x burner never got past 4x either. I'm trying to understand what's limiting the burn to 4x. Is the limit caused by:
(a) My IDE or system bus? How do I know if I have enough I/O bandwidth to drive a particular DVD speed? Could someone explain the relevant bus speeds and DVD speeds to tell me if my system has an upper limit on DVD burning speed?
(b) A software setting? It there by any chance any setting that says how fast my DVD recorder should record at? Where would this setting be kept?