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#1 guyperson

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:30 PM

I recently put together a new computer (my first build :thumbsup: ), and used the 2 optical drives (DVD-ROM and DVD-Writer) from my old, HP m7334n . The DVD Writer used to burn at 16x, but now it's max is 4x with the exact same media. I downloaded the latest firmware, but it still doesn't change anything. So my questions are:

A. The DVD-Writer is in the 2nd slot of the IDE cable (slave). I think it was in the master slot on the old computer. Would switching it to the master IDE slot let me burn at 16x?

B. If I switched it, would I have to reactivate Windows? I'm running Windows XP Professional Edition 32-Bit OEM.


Any help is appreciated!

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:45 PM

Hi guyperson, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Changing the location on the IDE cable won't effect the speed.

You can usually change the burn speed with the software that you are using. What software are you using?

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:57 PM

Well, right now I'm using ImgBurn. I used to use it on my old computer too.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:58 PM

Open ImgBurn, click on mode, toward the bottom on the right side you will see Settings. Under this you will see Write Speed, click on the down arrow to expand the menu and choose your speed.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:32 AM

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B A106 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+R

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 2,295,104
Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x
Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
Book Type: DVD+R


easy mode picker off
with a blank in and mode set to write

Edited by DaChew, 14 April 2008 - 02:34 AM.

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