Recently received my dvr-109. Have attempted to burn using memorex 8X DVD-R media and can’t get above 4X in Nero 6.6 (can’t get test disc in NeroCDSpeed above 4.13X). Reading/ data transfer in cdspeed starts at 4X, gets close to 8X, then drops back to 4X, 75% of the way through the test. Am running it as master with my old sony dvd burner as slave (sony model is eluding me at this moment). Using an 80pin cable, drive is on UDMA4, upgraded to pioneer firmare 1.50 and have also tried crossflashing to A09 firmware using DVRupdate as described in multiple posts on this forum. Also updated nero to most recent version. Machine is p4 2ghz, MSI 865PE Neo2-LS, 512mb RAM.
What the hell is going on? Have I got a bunk drive? Please help???