i checked the dma and all the setting were set to DMA if available then i restarted.
i had two primary IDE channels and two secondary ide channels to choose from in the device manager . the 2nd secondary ide controller had the device 1 dma if available option set but the current transfer rate was still set to PIO mode even after restarting.
also does it matter if i have the dvd burner as the slave? i assume its slave because i added it to a working system with the middle part of the ide connector...but i could always open up the computer and make sure its set to slave if i have to.
after that i tried burning with dvd decryptor and it wouldnt go past 2.2x
any other ideas? id rather not flash if i dont have to becuase i have a two year warranty with the burner...