yeah i know its a pos. lol. I/O magic DVDRW8x. just recently the drive stopped burning at 8x and will onyl burn at 4x. UDMA2 mode is being used, didnt revert to PIO. Device buffer has stopped going to 100% and will only got to 79%. burned about 100dvds fine before this problem using memorex 8x and verbatim 8x media.
tried sony8x, memorex8x, and verbatim8x now and discs will always skip when being watched. im using DVDdecryptor and Nero and both encounter the same buffer and write problems. discs burn and finalize with no errors btu skip horribly when being watched. both progrAms are set to writing at maxiumum speed.
AMD3500+ Asus A8V deluxe. 1 gig Samsung TCCD (just changed recently from known good mem to this known good mem with no help to this problem).
unable to update firmware as nero infotool and dvdinfoprr are unable to give me a serialnumber on the drive.