Well I just bought a NEC 3520A drive for 50 dollars, and for 50 dollars I think it does pretty well. I also got 150 Taiyo Yuden 4x DVD+R's for 30 dollars. I was wondering how to get these to burn faster than 4x, on some reviews I read, they were getting up to almost 12x burn speeds on these. I can get an easy 8x with them on my Plextor 716-A but I was wanting to also achieve faster speeds on my NEC drive as well. The media code for these discs are:
Any help would be great! Also should I be using the firmware that came with this drive, or should I switch to some modified firmware?