VERY slow writing to DVD drive in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jo, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Jo

    Jo Guest

    I have a new computer (dual core 2.13GHz) computer with a dual boot to Vista
    Home Premium and WinXP sp2. When I try to copy/write files to my DVD+RW
    disks in Vista the write times are MUCH slower than in WinXP, so much so that
    I will reboot into XP if I have many files to write. It seems to be 5 to 10
    times faster in XP. I cannot understand why there should be such a
    difference. In Vista the DVD drive is listed as running at DMA mode 4. In
    XP it is only listed as DMA mode 2, making it even more strange. Is this
    happening to others? If so, is there any chance MS will correct this with
    SP1 of Vista? It seems that writing to the hard drive is also slower in
    Vista but I can't document that for sure, as it isn't so obvious. In XP I
    use Roxio but it isn't compatible with Vista so I have to use Vista's built
    in DVD write system.
    Jo, Oct 30, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.