I had a GSA-4160B in an external case connected via USB to my laptop for almost a year and i was burning images using dvd decrypter. The media I am using is Fujifilm 8X. Up until a month back it would burn at 8X with no hitch.
Then the burner started to only burn at 2.8X max and would go upto 4X if I changed the speed manually in DVD decrypter. I upgraded the firmware but it didnt help either
I just got my replacement drive from LG and its a GSA-4163B. Havent upgraded the FW yet
Problem is its doing exactly the same thing.
Ive tried 2 different cases, 2 different laptops, and even Memorrex 16X media only burns at 2.8X max as well
Anyone have any ideas as to what could be going on?