I've got an 851SX (external USB), flashed with CG3E. After having some problems in the past with the new firmware, I finally got at least 4x burns really good, and then found out the drive I burn from was dying, which could explain some things. Spent the last few days burning what I could off of it before it died a miserable death.
Bought a new WD 120GB (8mb cache) and also the Verbatim +R solution kit at Best Buy. Figured with a clean drive I'd test the DL burning. Copied over 8GB+ of stuff and fired up Easy Media Creator 7 and burned it at 2.4x.
Here's the Kprobe scan. Am I imagining things or does this look really good? Finished in 44 minutes, btw. It's a bunch of MP3's and Movies and they play fine on my other DVD-ROM in the machine, an old NEC, thanks to autobitsetting.
This is really cool! Just wish the DL prices would come down.