@tekwiz99: You probably bought the fake Taiyo Yuden’s made by Princo. I’ve posted about these before, and yes, they are SMART-BURN limited to 16x-speed.
You could disable Smartburn.
its now useless of saying “bought” whole bunch of fake discs, and disable smartburn could make a toaster too. but what-the-heck, i’ll just get on with it