Installed the SH-S223F on a new i7 920 system using the Asus P6T motherboard. Updated Bios and Sata drivers, and that fixed most of the choppy playback problems. After updating the burner to the latest firmware, the problem is 99% gone… but if I do anything at all, even right clicking while inside Windows Media Player, the DVD playback will start to get very slow and choppy.
I tested the burner in a Dell machine, the same thing happens.
This is my first Sata burner, but so far it is a big disappointment. Should I RMA this for another model, or is there something I’m overlooking here? Overall, the drive just feels sluggish and not as “solid” as my old LG IDE drive.
Any advice would be very helpful, I’ve only got about 8 days to make up my mind to return it or not.