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Old Jun 28, 2007, 03:58 AM
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well pointed out,and like you say,will slow down the burn process,and wont do nothing but good to put back in DMA

Just to add,PIO mode is when you have a number of burn failures,it will slip from DMA into PIO
If after what Insomniac suggested dont work,and you still have any problems reverting back to DMA,just un-install the drive,and re-install them.

And get some good dvd disk's,thats the reason i'd say you are in PIO mode in the first place
Old Jun 28, 2007, 04:13 AM
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actully a just updated my firmware and upgraded nero too and everything is good no more problems and by my guess its ok anyway i have no ideea what dma is or what it does i think im going to leave it like it is now but thanks for your advice.
are those things you guys said big problems or are they just slowing my computer down?
Old Jun 28, 2007, 09:51 AM
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drives should be in DMA mode whenever possible,it will/can slow you burn times right down
unless of course you use a external drive,in which case DMA does not apply
Old Jun 28, 2007, 05:24 PM
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It would be bad enough that your CD/DVD drive/s are not in DMA mode, but your hard drive is not either.

So it's not only burning, but anything you use the PC for, that's affected.

The site I linked has a script that may enable it. Or you can follow the instructions.

If you can update firmware, this should be fairly easy.

To put it simply, DMA (Direct Memory Access) bypasses the CPU, so the device transfers data directly to and from the memory, which greatly speeds up performance.

Anyway, it's up to you if you want to leave it, it's not my computer.

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