I bought a GSA-H10A burning a month ago. This drive burned DVDs only at 2X or so (using DVD-R Samsung media rated for 8x). I had also problems trying to make multisession DVDs.
The vendor changed the drive for a new GSA-H20N but it is also working slow. I burned a DVD (Samsung Pleomax DVD-R 8x) with 4 Gb and it taked 25 minutes to burn.
I do not know what could be the cause of this problem (hardware, software?) but I guess now it is reasonable discard problems with the drive itself (H10A had similar problem).
The situation is this:
OS: Windows 98
Motherboard: Intel 815
Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
Memory: 512 Mb PC133
IDE 1: Master: HD 30 Gb, Slave: HD 120 Gb
IDE 2: Master: GSA-H20N (no slave)
SCSI: Sony CRX140S (CD burner)
DMA is enabled for GSA-H10N
Burning software: Nero Express version 184.108.40.206 bundled
If it matters, I have installed also WinOnCD 5 (and it is working perfectly with Sony burner but does not see LG burner).
(antivirus and firewall shuted down)
Thanks in advance.