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clone speed

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gambler, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. gambler

    gambler Member

    Hi Everyone
    I;m new at this and just love the products, i'm wondering how long it should take to clone a dvd. i was using nero and anydvd and it would take me almost 2 hrs to burn a dvd. now i have tried clone2 and just burning the main movie took little over 1 hr is this normal ?
  2. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    it depends on how much compression clonedvd has to do, for the whole rip & burn, mine are about the 20-30 minutes
  3. gambler

    gambler Member

    if i remember correctly it said did not have to compress
  4. gambler

    gambler Member

    so 1 hr sems to be a little long ???? any thing i can do to speed process up ????
  5. darylb

    darylb New Member

    The time to clone a DVD movie (writing to the harddrive and then burning to a blank DVD) is also a function of how much RAM memory you have and how fast your processor is, I would think. Also the speed you choose to burn to the blank is a function of the time it takes. I usually burn my DVDs using CloneDVD2 mostly at 4X and sometimes at 6X, but never faster as I want the best copy to be made with no pauses, etc. in the copy.

    If you are burning your DVDs at maximum or even 16X and you notice the copy you make has gaps or pauses when you watch the copy, then you are pushing the writing process.

    Hope this has helped. Don't worry about the speed; your major desire should be a great copy with no gaps or pauses.
  6. jjanoch

    jjanoch Well-Known Member

    I think it also has to do with your PC hardware....I recently upgraded my PC with almost entirely new components EXCEPT for using my old burner units (not that old..16x units). With no software changes, I cut my full DVD back-up time from the old 55-60 mins to now about 30-35 mins.

    So while people might make suggestions I think there are certain restrictions based on how quickly your PC transfers the data around.
  7. bjproc

    bjproc Well-Known Member

    are you using DL or SL disc's & are you backing up a copy or original dvd? (whats the name of it)
  8. resnick

    resnick Active Member

    Clone Time

    Bottom Line... The "Beefier" your system the shorter it will take to clone.