Hi, I am posting about a problem I am having with this drive and 16 X media. I am using Verbatim and TDK media and the drive only reports its capabilities as 4X with this both media. Also when it writes the disk is only readable to about 20%. It works fine with 8x media which is scarce. It does not matter if the disks are + or - R and I have noted that DVD Decrypter reports the Disc ID as Disc ID: 0@P-!-00 on both the Verbatim and TDK media.
BTW I have the drive as a Master and a Benq 1640 as Slave drive. Unplugging the Benq does not help, nor putting it in another PC. Any ideas please before I return it to the retailer.