it seems as though you were all right, i enabled dma and now it works a lot better.:bigsmile:
Also, I would recommend that you upgrade to firmware XS0Z from the Lite-On web site for this drive. It changes the drive from Z-CLV to P-CAV, which means that it will take less time to burn a disc at 32x.
i downloaded the firmware you suggested, but when i tried to install it, an error:
Can't found LTR-32123S firmware: XS01-XS0Z drive !
This flash utility only supports LTR-32123S firmware: XS01-XS0Z
Can't find ATAPI Drive !''
could this be as a result of updating my aspi drivers to 4.71?
tried flashing again with existing firmware and same error appeared