I just received a new lite-on LTC-4816H combo drive. When burning disks in Nero, it starts out quickly then after about 30%, the burn speed drops down to a slow level, burning the 80 min disk takes about 5 minutes at 48x.
I tried turning smart-burn off in Nero and I get the same problem. Also, I downloaded the smart-burn unility and it says that my media smart-burn speed limit is 48X write. I checked, and the drive is in DMA mode.
What is going on here? Should I return the drive for a return or exchange?