I’m on a mac with OSX 10.4.8. I have a LITE-ON DVDRW SHW-1635S. It seems to always burn things very slowly. For example, if I want to burn a DVD-R it only gives me the option to do 1x. Other people have told me to update the firmware, but all I can find are .exe files. Does anyone know where I can find firmware updates that work on a mac?
unfortunately, most manufacturers only provide firmware updates for Windows. Unless you can’t install that drive in a Windows box temporarily, you are lost.
With good media like Verbatim, it should do higher speeds anyway. Please check DMA mode for your drive (don’t know if there is something like that on Macs).