How do I get the LG GSA-4163B to write at 16x or least 12x (12x would be less prone to errors)? I've updated to the latest firmware succesfully.
I got the drive 1-2 yrs. ago and was using 3x DVD-RAM's till recently, so I didn't notice if it was writing at 1.5x or 3x, since the difference is not so great.
But now I began to use 16x Verbatim DVD+R (write once only) because I need the speed, and it writes only at 1.5x to 1.8x. So I uninstalled the Nero Express 6 that came with the drive & bought Roxio EZ CD & DVD Burning, but the results are the same slow speed as w/Nero. Recently I uninstalled Roxio because I like Nero better, and Nero has more tools, though I don't understand many of them.
I have DMA set to ON. Went thru the manual and tried some other settings, but still only 1.5-1.8x.
When I open Windows Explorer, the drive shows up as "CD Drive." When I insert a fresh DVD+R the drive shows up as "DVD...something [I forgot the exact label], but after a short while it reverts to a "CD" name. So I uninstalled Nero's InCD, but that didn't help either. I've junked about ten DVD's so far.
Can anyone help, please????
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