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Thread: My DVDRW Drive Problem

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    Elvenmunky's Avatar Day Sleeper
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    I have an Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170S ATA Drive and when i put a Sony DVD-RW disc in it reads it really slow and makes my computer freeze for a bit then when it burns the files, it does not burn them properly onto the disc. My laptops drive reads it normally and burns it normally, i am very confused! Anyone know what the problem could be?
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    Stop putting Sony discs in your drive*- try a different brand and see what happens.



    *Just to be safe- destroy every thing you own made by Sony, they are the Devil's work and will cause no end of trouble. A stake through the heart and cutting off the head are the only safe method.
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    Sony is involved with the drive also: http://www.sonynec-optiarc.com/

    You could check to see if the drive is working in DMA mode in Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Sony is involved with the drive also: http://www.sonynec-optiarc.com/

    You could check to see if the drive is working in DMA mode in Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
    erm how do i check this?
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    - Press both the Windows key and the Pause/Break key on you keyboard at the same time.
    System properties window pops up.
    - Click the Hardware tab.
    - Click on [Device Manager] button.
    - Click the + of the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
    - Right click and select the properties of IDE channel that your burner is on and click the Advanced Settings tab.

    See Current Transfer Mode:?

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    yeh the disk (hdd) is on chennel 0 and also the dvdrw aswell and yes its on dma mode (ultra dma mode 4 to be exact)
    Last edited by Elvenmunky; 07-04-2007 at 09:02 PM.
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    you can also check to see if you have the latest firmware

    the 7170s has a sata interface and the 7170a has the ide interface

    http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7170A/

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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Stop putting Sony discs in your drive*- try a different brand and see what happens.



    *Just to be safe- destroy every thing you own made by Sony, they are the Devil's work and will cause no end of trouble. A stake through the heart and cutting off the head are the only safe method.
    whats a good dvd-rw disc that will last me for some time?
    Last edited by Elvenmunky; 07-05-2007 at 12:00 PM.
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    I buy the Maxwell brand Dvd R in bulk and don't remember a problem with any in the last two hundred , yet that site rates it in the # 2 column .


    Emtec Dvd-rw are what I use with great success for back ups .

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