what is so bad for setting them to CS?
maddog drives are rebadged nec`s and this is perfectly normal its called A.O.P.C
the speed was 4.2x then the speed drops to 3.7x, the buffer drops to 3%, then slowly runs back to 96%. LOL, it made the disc look like colorful rainbows.
:bigsmile: i think my maddog is degrading, it burn large dark and light rings on the discs(ty02, mcc02, cmc), not matter what the speed it used to burn. when i first got the drive, it only burn small light rings on my mcc02's(at 12x). Now they looked terrible and a lot bigger.