i've had the drive for a while now, just recently i kind of noticed that when i encode dvd's using dvdshrink on the main comp with the A09 the speeds are really pathetic in comparison to my other comp and a laptop which are both slower than the main comp. yet they encode at close to 5,xxx KB/s why with the A09 i'm getting around 1,5xx KB/s.
everything else seems to be in order. like the drive is running on udma 4 and the drive burns stuff just fine..
i've been getting the same encoding performance on all the official firmwares so to speak.