Just got this the other day, set it up fine, and have experienced slow rip and burn speeds.
I have done my homework on this, and I have used the NEC-approved firmware, tried un/installing the secondary IDE, gone into the registry to toil with stuff from this website and I am still working at about 2x where my burner is at 16x.
A few notes on my system: 512 MB RAM, 2.8GHz CPU, 200GB HD, INTEL P4, XP.
Also, after all my work, in the Device Manager, where I select DMA if available, that box IS DMA if available, but the Current Transfer Mode is set and is inactive on PIO mode. I suspect this is the culprit, and that registry work might be the only solution - or this is a bum drive.
HELP! As you can see I’m a little flustered on this issue.