For some reason my machine, windows XP sp2 + Athlon 2400, uses this drive in DMA mode 1 (not 2, which is the maximum). While it’s ok to burn at 8-12x, I’m thinking that it be nice to get it into DMA mode 2 when I try 16x later on.
I used Liggy’s modified 2.18 firmware to get my Ritek G03 disc to burn at 8x (which is great, and finishes at about 9 minutes then followed by Nero verified data to make sure the media took properly). The original firmware was 2.16 (I didn’t check the DMA mode then).
This mode persists in both master and slave configuration. I set the drive to CSEL. The other drive is a Lite-On cd burner that is operating in DMA mode 4 (master/slave, so it rules out the cable).
The previous DVD burner used was I/O Magics IDE1008 (an 8x burner)- and I didn’t check what mode it was operating on (didn’t care at 8x).
Anybody know what to try/fix? Thanks.