"Upon opening it I found it was really a rebadged Optorite 48X16X48 and it gave me nothing but problems."
I have an Optorite CW5205 and I've only had it for about 7 months and can't use it anymore. I get write speed of only 4x when it's supposed to be a 52x24x52. If I try to write at 4x it gives a power calibration error. I checked the Optorite website but there are no FAQs on this problem. I've checked my cables, my jumper settings haven't been messed with, my media isn't the problem (used smartburn) and tried Nero 5 and Deepburn, still detects at 4x. Optorite has lousy tech support (I've emailed and received no answer) and the firmware upgrade for my model number gives an error 'not support for this!'. What kind of crap is that?