Looking at the speed graph in the create disc portion of CDSpeed, the burn speed is all over the place.
I have tried two different firmwares to no avail. I can not recall it ever doing this before, and I haven't made any changes to my system recently. I tried QSuite, and turned SB, WOPC, OS, all those settings off and on, nothing helps.
Now I know where everybody is going to point the finger with a problem like this, but it is not the IDE channel, or interface speed, or system. I can plug any number of my drives into the same IDE channel and it will happily burn all day long at 18, even 20x. Nero reports interface burst speed as 28MB/sec. I've tried plugging the Benq drive into both my PCI IDE controller, and the IDE controller of the Intel chipset. Nothing seems to help.
Short of returning the drive for another, is there anything that might possibly be wrong? Anyone else have this same problem?
Drive seems to read at full speed, and scan good. This disc was created with SB, WOPC, OS, all off, so it shouldn't have the speed drops pictured here.