My 812S@832S is only burning at 4x & can't figure it out!

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#1

I had a TDK440N external and had a firmware issue, but it was still under warranty so they sent me this external rebadged liteon 812s, it is supposed to burn at 8x but since I got it a weekago it has never burned more than 4x, I am using Sony 8x -R and also Maxell 8x -R, I fixed my TDK’s slow burn speed by flashing it, so I flashed the 812s to the newest version of firmware thru lite-on to no avail, then flashed it to the newest “higher quality burn” 832s through codeguy and it actually reads slightly slower and averages a slower burn time but never peaks more than 4x. I have DMA turned on, in both ide controllers. I have been searching for 2 days and can’t seem to narrow down the problem.


#2

Just suggestion.Please try to connect your drive in other known working machine. try to enable the DMA mode of the drive. Try to burned again and see the results.


#3

having this same problem with my drive - Has never burned more then 4x. I think could this be a sp2 problem? ( had sp2 before i bought the drive )


#4

Your dma settings have nothing to do with a external drive. If the external case isn’t the original it may be that it will not let the drive burn anymore than 4x. I have run up on that before and have a lg 4163 in an external that stops at 8x but stil does a hell of a job.


#5

Let me know if you figure it out, I also have Service Pack 2 on my Win 2000 machine here at work.