I recently ordered the “LiteOn SOHW-1673S-02C x16 x16” drive, and, contrary to the listed specifications, the drive is performing very poorly.
Average burn time for a DVD (irrespective of speed/make) is around 36 minutes - see http://files.bighosting.net/mr21055.jpg; the drive speed test is very erratic - http://files.bighosting.net/wd21000.jpg; and I am unable to conduct drive-specific tests using the latest Nero - http://files.bighosting.net/hb20893.jpg.
This problem also applies to CDRs, with the average burn time at 48x being around the 6 minute mark.
I have tried running the drive under both master and slave settings, and the results were almost identical (and yes, I do have the latest firmware.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.