I have two computers. One has a Pioneer DVR-109 and I’ve been able to burn DVDs and CDs both at 4x speeds. I prefer to burn at slower rates to assure less burn errors and compatibility with more CD players (especially older ones).
My Pioneer allows me to burn at 4x, but my new computer came with a Samsug SH-182D drive (recognized as TSSt Corp within Windows XP). That one, coupled with Nero, allows only 8x as the lowest speed.
When there is no CD media installed, it allows for 4x. The moment I put in a blank CD-R, it limits burning speed to 8x.
What can be solutions to this? By the way, I’ve already upgraded the Samsung’s firmware from SB-5 to SB-6 (the latest).
Is it a driver issue (the stock windows xp one does not work well), or something else?