Hi. I am new to the forums. I just bought the above mentioned MSI re/writer. At first it was only allowing max burn at 16x with Princo (max 48x) and Memorex (max 24x) CDRs. Then after reading some posts on this forum I figured that the MSI and Benq writers were the same (they used Seamless Link Technology). So I updated the Firmware by getting it off the Benq site. It was updated from A.QZ to A.TZ.
Now the burner writes at max 24x with Princo and Memorex. This is an improvement from the previous firmware but it still doesn’t give the option to burn at 48x with the Princo CDR. The only CDR it writes at 48x speed is the one that was bundled with the drive. There is no brand name on that CDR, it just says Super Speed. It also did it with the previous firmware.
Is this a firmware issue or a CD Media issue? Why doesn’t it burn the Princo CDR at 48x even when that CDR supports it? Can anyone suggest a 48x CDR media that might work on it?
Here are my specs:
Nero Bundled 126.96.36.199 -> upgraded to 188.8.131.52 (from Ahead website)
MSI 8348 48x16x48 re/writer
(hope all this helps, if I left anything out plz let me know)