'm probably somewhat of a dumbass (well I know I am).
I purchased a NEC 2500 with the view to back up some DVD’s.
I haven’t got that far yet.
It wont burn a CDr any faster than 16x.
Flashed it with Herries 1.07 firmware (both options) with the same results.
Set up is a ECS K7VTA3 with AMD 1500+ XP, 512GB Crucial RAM, 2 HDD connected to a Promise ATA133 Controller, Lite-on 167T DVD ROM connected to Master on Primary IDE and NEC2500A connected to Master on Secondary IDE. DMA enabled in Bios and Windows. OS = Win2k Pro, SP4 + Patches, etc.
DiscInfo lists drive as 32x write speed.
Haven’t tested the DVD-R/RW yet as I haven’t even got of the CDr burning test.