I just received my Sony DW-D26A and flashed it to 1693S firmeware using the crosspatched 1693S firmware available.
In nero, the maximum DVD burning speed (without the media) is shown as 2.4x. I have verified that the DMA is Enabled and being used, also verified that microsoft IDE drivers are being used, also tried making the DVD-RW drive Master, also tried the drive in other computer as slave. no difference - same result of 2.4x max speed in Nero.
I know this is not the media issue as i don't have media present in the drive.
what could be wrong here? please help. i am getting frustrated.. if I want to revert back to original firmware, should i just run flashfix and restore my backup?