Whassup with my 32123S?

For some reason, my LTR32123S has it’s read speed locked at 12x. I can’t seem to get it to read faster. It burns fine up to 32x. Nero’s Drivespeed says it’s a 12x reader. What’s wrong here?

Thanks.

It will show 12X when the drive is empty or blank media is inserted.

It should show 40X if a CD containing data is inserted.

Thanks, OCF.