I bought a 52x32x52 speed drive from newegg about 2 weeks ago and have yet to get the drive working right. The drive replaced a 52x24x52 from lite on and was working awsome at the time i sold it.
Here is what i am having problems with:
the drive reads cds great and even burns cdrw great that i have but they cdrw disks are only 12x media so i started testing burning out cdrs for faster speed testing on the unit after making good disks at 12x with cdrw media.
I am using memorex 48x multi speed cdrs for burning with as i know with my old lite on drive they worked and burned great at 52x. The problem i have with the new drive no matter what i burn will not write at over 12x speed and at times as low as 4x and it takes forever to start the unit burning in nero on average after you click the burn button the drive sounds like it is starting up at high speed then stopping then starting again for like 10 times before starting to burn like it is not able to calibrate or somthing. Yes i did check and the drive is running ultra 33 mode. Also i know the drive is one of the new models with out the eeprom thing so i did try updating to the latest firmware and still does the same thing.
Also the manufacture date is january 2004. I am just trying to figure out if this a problem with the drive and needs to be replaced or a user error but i think i have tried all i can to get it to work now. Ohh and nero is 6 with latest updates installed. also tried with blindwrite, easy cd creator 6 so i know it is not nero problem.
any help would be awsome to help solve the problem i am having or should i just send it in for replacement?