I have just bought a Freecom USB 2.0 CDRW 24x10x40, its all very nice and burns CDs at 24x. I then bought me 200 40x CDr, the upgrade from a 4x i thought i would need them. However the crappy freecom AWC (active ....) thinks they can only be burnt at 8x. I then did a few tests, the one that came free burnt at 24x, the 16x rated TDKs at 24x, the computer far white ones burnt only at 8x (rated 32x) and the dabs 32x burns at 24x however like a said my Bulkpaq (200 of them) will only burn at 8x.
This was really getting on my nerves as i couldn't find anyway to get rid of this shitty feature. So i ripped my usb2 cdrw open, and yes i found an IDE drive. Now i started playing, and yes it works just like normal ide but with all the advantages of USB2 yipee now i can hot swap IDE hard drives with IDE CDrs etc.
However as i now have a IDE freecom cd drive i was wondering if anyone knew how to maybe flash, rip or kick the AWC out of it? If not i don't really care i'll just put a lite-on 40x12x48 in its place!