Just bought the S182M. Installed fine, upgraded the firmware to SB03 and upgraded Nero to 6.6. I’m using Office Depot 8x DVD-R media (probably not the best, but burns just fine at 8x on my Phillips DVD Burner at work). When I run the NeroInfo Tool, under the ‘Drive’ tab I notice the read speed at 8x and the write speed at 4x. Even when I take out the media, it still shows those same settings.
I then installed CDBurner XP Pro 3 to try another app. With the media in the drive, it says it can only write at 4x. However with the media out of the drive, it says it has a drive max write speed of 31x - very strange. Just wondered if anyone as any suggestions on this, or suggestions on media used that writes at max speed. Obviously this drive doesn’t like this media, but I can’t explain why it registers 31x max write for DVD-R.
Any help would be great.