My first post to this board… thanks in advance.
I have read all the suggestions/troubleshooting I could find before this post, so either i didnt search hard enough for a solution, or someone hasn’t posted this before.
I honestly don’t know what the deal with my drive is. I am running winxp pro w/ a plextor 712a connected as master on a secondary ide channel. I updated the firmware originally because of this problem, and then it worked at 4x,8x,12x, etc. That was about a week ago i burned a dvd. Tonight when I went to burn a dvd, it only let me pull up 2.4x as the write speed with a dvd+r and dvd+rw disk in the drive. I ran the firmware update again just for sh!ts and giggles, but no go. Still stuck at 2.4x write speed. I don’t know what is wrong. If anyone has seen this before, can help, etc I will be very happy.
Nero will only pull up to 2.4x write speeds with no disk in the drive as well.
win xp pro sp1
asus p4c800-e dlx
sata wd raptor
550w antec true power
wd1200jb 120gb eide drive
I have tried to burn using nero 188.8.131.52 and alcohol 120% (newest version)
U/DMA is enabled on the channel at this point in time. I had to follow the add/remove ide controllers/bus master to fix this. As a side note, alcohol 120 locks the aspi file and the ide drivers will no reinstall correctly with this program installed. I uninstalled alcohol 120 and the primary/secondary controllers installed back fine.
I am still having this same problem w/ alcohol 120 uninstalled.