installed 3550 as slave as master is taken by old Liteon-812S, burnt full DVD with exact same data & media type to both drive at 8x (media is Ritek 8x DVD+R). Liteon-812S(max 8x) finished it in 9 mins 10 secs, 3550 did it in 11 mins 30 secs. looks to me 3550 burnt it at 6x instead of 8x.
another issue, I have the latest firmware 1.06, but 3550 wouldn’t burn at higher speed than rated 8x, I will buy some 16x to see if it will burn at full speed, but my old Liteon-812S is able to 4x rated discs at 8x. what gives?
I’ve read a lot of good reviews for 3550, but its a huge letdown, should I RMA it? the 11 mins burn for 8x discs really concerns me, not sure if its defective. It is a very quiet drive though.