I recently bought a LG GCE-8520B CD writer and have been somewhat disappointed with its performance - managing only x8 writing speed - from its maximal value of x52. I atttributed this, initially, to my old and slightly rusty computer (amd k2-450 CPU, ropey old motherboard based on VIA Apollo MVP4 chipset), but last night made a curious discovery...
A friend brought round his harddrive to share some of his mp3 files with me - and I found that booting with this drive allowed me to write at x52 speed quite comforably. The only obvious differences were:
a) his HD used windows XP, whereas I have windows98 on mine
b) he used a slightly different version of Nero to do the burning
I can only guess that he had a better selection of drivers available from XP - but don't really know much about this stuff. So, if anyone can make any suggestions here, I would be most grateful.
Thanks, in advance,