Apologies in advance if this has been covered, but I couldn’t find it.
I just received my LG GSA-5163D and was looking forward to burning at 16x. I have 2 sets of media. Memorex 16x, 4.7G DVD+R (product: 32025618) and Memorex 16x, 4.7G, DVD-R (product: 32025638).
I backed up my computer on a DVD-R using the Nero Express included with the drive and the log said I was writing at 4X (approximately 5200 KB/s). I then used the Nero CD-DVD Speed tool to create a DVD-R and DVD+R test disc, and both were written at 4X.
I have the A103 stepping of the firmware, I believe (I looked at the Device Instance Id string in the Details tab of the drive within device manager to figure this out – if there is an easier way, please let me know).
Any thoughts on how to get near 16X speed?