I think if I understand you correctly, you want to turn off AWS. All I can see is that it is a Windows Drop down menu(per profile)... NOT a checkbox. I think there may be a way to turn it off in general, and not per profile, but if there is a way I don't know about that one.
just found another place to turn off per drive, and YES there it is a checkbox. But mine is not grey. And I have the same writer you have and I know its capable of amplify or ignore very well. Check DMA status although I don't think that will influence it. Do you have a trial version of CloneCD? thats all I can think of[/edit]
Also my own question I just thought of. If I turn off Amplify in the writer settings, does this hold presedence over the profiles, or will the burning procedure look at the profiles for presedence, in the event that the options are different?