DVD/CD read and record speed

  Seadog 14:46 18 Oct 2005

Just got a new laptop with 8X DVD+-R/RW but can't read faster than 1X when copying (or in fact writing) DVD's. Nero says it is writing at 6X but it takes 80 mins to write 3.5GB from the hard drive. This also happens with easy CD/DVD creator.
It appears that the computer cannot transfer data fast enough. I have run both programs (installed seperately, not on the computer together) with all startup items disabled but still no good.
At present waiting for tech support to call me back, the guy reckoned I should be using the program that came with the laptop (sonic)and that may be the problem but I am not so sure as both Nero and Easy Dvd identified the writer correctly.
Any of you any ideas please?

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