When burning, whether at 8X, 12X, or 16X... my buffer fluctuates from 85-90-95 constantly(never goes below 85). I'm not having any problems. My Kprobe scans and CD Speed scans are excellent. But I was wondering if anyone else's drive does that? I've never had a drive do this, and none of my other drives on this machine do this. The other drive's buffers are always 100%. This particular machine is "tweaked" for burning, and has no antivirus, zero apps in the background, no screensaver, no power management, etc... DMA is all setup correctly, the drive is master and is the only device on Primary.
It does it in an almost rythmic fashion and is ALWAYS the exact same as far as percentage's and the rate at which it changes. I've probably burned at least 30 discs with this drive, and it has never changed. Just curious if anyone else's does this.