Does SONY DW-U18A burn DVD-R at 8X?

Does SONY DW-U18A burn DVD-R at 8X? I see alot website stat it is 4X on DVD-R and 2X on DVD-RW. Any firmware that upgrades to burn at 8X DVD-R and 4X DVD-RW??

it will burn -r @ 8x out the box (anti-static bag) if you can find anywhere that sells the disks

Its a rebaged liteon 812 so im think you can upgrade the firmware from liteonit.com to do that…but not sure if you have to mod the flasher or nit. post on liteon forums maybe someone can help you.