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Old May 13, 2009, 05:15 PM
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I just built myself the rig in my sig. I picked a Quad for it's number crunching capabilities, so to speak. Because it's supposedly faster at encoding than a C2D, my expectations were high. I now try to "archive" one of my personal DVD and see if the Quad is faster than my oldie C2D E6420@3.2.
Anyway, it doesn't feel like it. Just for kicks, I tried to Decrypt, then shrink my DVD, and the 4 cores are working pretty much evenly. I doesn't seems like I'm going thru the process faster...

My DVD Rewriter is this one:

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Maybe there is a setting, something I forgot, a check in a box or something, or my apps aren't making good use of the OCed Q9550.
I was expecting faster results.

Alao, my burner burns slow! I choose max speed (16X) and still, SLOW...

Any ideas?
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Old May 13, 2009, 05:54 PM
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If the program isn't mulit-threaded, then no it won't be any faster on a quad vs a dual. Also it could very will be hard drive limited.

As for burning, it's slow no matter what. That's just how it is.
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Old June 16, 2009, 02:36 PM
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Only a faster drive will make burning faster.
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Old June 16, 2009, 03:46 PM
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If you buy slow media then it will only burn at the rated speed.... at least I haven't found a way of overriding it. Even if I could override it not sure if I would anyway.

I buy verbatim 2.4 speed dual layer discs and it takes a verrrrry long time
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Old June 16, 2009, 04:04 PM
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backup to a hard drive that will make it faster. and cheaper
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Old June 17, 2009, 09:12 AM
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i would get another drive and mirror your hdd then just due a weekly backup to dvd. (Thats what i do kinda,)
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Old June 17, 2009, 12:18 PM
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he's not backing up his data.. he's backing up his movies by making playable copies for his dvd player.

i think Perinium hit it when he said you might be using slow media to burn. Not all DVD-R's are alike. You are using 16x blanks right?

jdrom17 made a good point too. I noticed when i am crunching a DVD it runs much faster if the source files are on one physical HDD and the target files save on a different physical HDD before burning. THis may or may not apply to your setup or "backup" process. User discrecion applies.
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Old June 17, 2009, 12:45 PM
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opps, i didn't see that part. I have found that some drives are faster than others. Also i have found that sometimes nero drive speed helps speed the drive up a bit.
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