I just recently bought a Pacific Digital Mach 16 (a rebadged BenQ 1620) and have been having huge problems with it. Namely, it takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to burn a dvd. Yes, I am not kidding. I tried different write speeds in nero, nothing helped. I flashed it to the B7T9 firmware, same problem. I then tried to burn a cd image with alcohol 120, and the burner would only go up to 16x (instead of the 40x max i set it on). What could be causing this huge lag in speed?
My computer is pretty old, a Pentium III 450 with the first PIII motherboard (UATA 33). Does this have to do with the slow burns (the discs worked though)? I also noticed that my CPU usage is 100% when burning.
Please, can anyone help me out?