I just bought this drive and installed it using UDMA IDE cable and flashed the latest firmware to 1.14. For some reason every type of blank dvd-r or dvd+r media i throw at it wont write above 4x. In the write options i only get to select 2.4x and 4x nothing else presents it self, granted the media is certified 4x but i read about so many people burning at 8x even 16x with no problems, i dont even get that option. The media i have tested so far has been:
Verbatime Movie Print
Im going to buy some certified 8x media tomorrow but i hope i can fix this problem because one of the main reason i bought this drive was to burn all my 4x media at 8x or faster.