June: Built new system and installed PLEXTOR 52/24/52A.
IDE controller reads UDMA MODE 5 on both Primary and Secondary.
Nero’s burns cd’s in 2 minutes, and dvdrs in 12-14 minutes.
Only the supplied ‘NERO Express’ recognizes the plextor.
Needed to detect the drive in CDRWIN, installed the lastest version, no luck still not recognizing.
Update Plex firmware to 1.03, detected in cdrwin! (very happy)
Next day, different types of compatible media will only burn at 16x.
Checked IDE/ATAPI controllers, they have dropped to UDMA 2.
Drive seems to pause for a long time prior to starting to write.
I have tried many solutions:
Removed all apps, aspi layers, un-installed drive in device manager and rebooted, un-installed drivers and rebooted, removed ide/atap controllers and rebooted.
All with no success, no matter the wuality of the disk it will NOT burn any faster than 16x!
Also, in Plextools in the write test at 52x it fails the test immediately with a ‘write error’ and the numerical code relates to data transfer.
However, if i manually set the write speed to x48 it completes the write test, but even if i set the write speed to 48x when i actually burn disk they STILL only write at 16x!
I am tearing my hair out here, any ideas?