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Is my burner broke or is it the Media?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Customgraffiti, Jan 2, 2002.

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  1. Customgraffiti

    Customgraffiti Thread Starter

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    Hello tech people, in September I purchased a HP cd writer 9300 series at first it was great no problems at all with the hardware or software. Everything was Groooovy I eventually came to like TDk 80 min. CD-R media to record cds on. They were perfect. Well, just the other day my hard drive had to be replaced because it had some damaged sectors and clusters and I wanted to upgrade. So I called the manufacturer of my pc and ordered one. I installed it and everything seemed to work fine except my hp cd burner. Mind you it seems to function properly untill it gets to the writing process and then it says it had an error recording becuase the media is highspeed media and the drive does not support the media so I must purchase new cds to burn. However these are the same exact brand I have been using since late September and I think it may be a problem with my burner.
    1) It does have an option of 1x-10x so why is it saying it cant write fast enough?
    2) It will write on Imation cd-rw but it takes 20 min and I am used to about 8min. 35sec. or so. Why the slow down?
    3) Could it be the media? I mean, I used the same cds for about 2 months and all of the sudden the drive doesn't like them any more or what?
    4) I would really appreciate any help I can get on this subject I thank you for your time.
     
  2. TheGrimLife

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    Now, I could be wrong. My guesses are that you didn't buy a Hard Drive with DMA (Direct Memory Access)? That probably won't matter, but I'm sure someone else would gladly correct me.
    Maybe your HD's rpm is up to par?

    Check your hardware performance. If it is DMA, you might need to access this feature on your HD.

    I can't recall at this moment where the access button is, sorry
     
  3. Customgraffiti

    Customgraffiti Thread Starter

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    Hey Grim, thank you for the good (guess) you were right on the money. I new where the dma was and enabled it on the burner and then it has worked just like it did before. The reason I didn't try that sooner was becuase I had no clue what it was for. Thanx man -out.
     
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