Greetings! This is my first post, but I have browsed quite a bit and enjoy what I have read. Anyway...
I have had a Lite-On SOHW-812s DVD-RW drive for about 8 months now. The drive is rated at 8x write on DVD+/-R. I never noticed what the speed was registering at until the other day...when I was using Nero Ultra 18.104.22.168. It was showing up at a write speed of 2.5x! Curious, I opened the included Sonic RecordNow software, and it was registering at 4x! Since then, I have done the following to no avail:
- Updated the firmware to US0Q
- Checked my DMA settings
- Tried, with no sucess, to contact Lite-on for an explaination
- Posted on Lite-on's and Afterdawn's forum to see if there is someone else who can help.
- Tried to use other software (DeepBurner, an Updated Nero, etc...)
So here I am, with no idea why this burner will not write at 8x. I hope someone out there can give me some direction, as I am becoming very frustrated with this situation. I appreciate any advice that could be provided, even if it's someone telling me that it's a lost cause...b/c that would be more than the manufacturer is telling me! Thank you in advance, and I look forward to hearing from someone!