PLease help w/ slow slow dru-18a

My sony dru-18a is really slow.It writes at aout .4x. It takes 2 hours to ackup a dvd. I flashed it with the liteon 812s ut it was even slower, and kept making odd odd noises. It is now ack to original and still slow as hell. Settings are correct ; dma if possile, multiple word 2 dma. I dont know what to do. very frustrating. I have 40 gigs, 1800 athlon processor. 512 ram. Please help, this sucks :bow:

I meant dwu-18a. I have een looking for flashes all day. Im a little worn out.