I got the PD CDRW described above in my PC, P4 1.8, 512MB, W2K, etc...
Whenever I burn an ISO, or copy files, the CD always spins down just as it goes over 32X. It doesn't matter what speed of CDR (even 52x) or what software I use. I could hear something going on when using Nero, but I could never really tell. Then I got Alcohol and now I can SEE it on the performance graph, always just over 32x.
You may thinks its something foul in the PC, but I just bought a Liteon 52-32-52 Int. Plugged it in, even tried the very same connector on the IDE cable, and it has never spun down yet in the middle of a record. The Alcohol performance graph shows it even hit 52x at the end of burning linux ISOs. I never go over 32x without spin down on the PD CDR, even with these Memorex 52x.
I've patched the PD with the latest I've found. Its at VSG5.
I was reading around here and someone said one shouldn't patch with the latest Lite-on 48125W code if its already patched to the newer PD code.
Is this correct? What should I do to get the PD to operate as it should? I want to keep a functional burner (the PD CDR) for another PC.