Yes folks, we have here yet another "stuck at slow speeds" problem. I haven't burned any DVD's in a while (thanks to a rather large 400gb HD), but once I needed to copy some data for a friend, I noticed that Nero 7 would only let me burn a DVD-R (I only use TDK's) at 1x. I went to the Hardware Manager and found that every single IDE device connected was indeed running on DMA. I then updated my firmware to see if it would solve the problem (from HS0E to the newest HS0R). After doing so, I used Nero Infotool to check the drive, and found it at 6x read, 2x write maximum, and without the ability to even write DVD+R's! Since then, I've even installed ForceASPI 1.7 to no avail, or anything.
When I bought the thing and for the whole time until now, it could burn at 8x on DVD+R's no problem! I haven't changed any of my computer's other hardware...what's going on?! Please help me solve this mystery!
Thanks in advance.