I've been having problems getting my SM348b to burn cds at high speeds without encountering emptied buffers, justlink pauses, etc... it seems that it burns just fine at 16x but when I go to 24x or 32x the system can't keep up.
This is very odd because I run a 2.53ghz P4 with 512mb Corsair XMS2700 and a 80GB WD800JB. When I burn at high speeds the hard disk drive light is on constantly, like the disk drive is being accessed heavily. The computer itself will slow down to the point where you can't do anything, i.e. move windows, type in AIM, etc until the burn is finished.
I do, however, have a TDK 40/12/48x USB2 writer that has no problems writing to high speeds.
Any ideas as to what might be causing this oddity with the SM348b?
512MB Corsair XMS2700 (set in BIOS for 333mhz)
WD800JB 7200 RPM HDD
ATI Radeon 8500 128MB