For some reason my CDRW (LG HL-DT-ST 4880B + 16x DVD) only writes at half the speed of the media.
I put in cheapo 48x media and it said it could only do 32 max. I said okay but then it would only go at 16..
Then I put in relatively good 48x media and set the max to 48. then it would burn at 24 at first, and then it would slow down to 16x :sad:
This is a CAV drive but I can hear the spin speed slowing down as the burn progresses
EDIT: the drive is on a ATA/66 cable (on its own channel), nForce 2 with the new IDE controller drivers. UDMA33 is on.