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Pioneer dvd 109 buffer problem

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Hi, hope this is the right place for this sort of thing.

Heres a strange one for you. My current Dvd writer is a pioneer dvd-109. My problem is, for some reason the thing has issues writing at speeds faster than 4x.
I use nero Once you try for a speed over 4x the thing starts writing but it's buffer level starts on a constant trip up and down at about one cycle per second.going from about 92% down to 8% and then back up again. The main read buffer stays at 100%
Now the disk does get written without problems most times but expect a wait of 15 minutes at 8x. same thing at 6x.

The media used has been a range. imation 8x (Which is picked up as 12x), Mitsubishi 8x, verbatim 8x.

It is the only device on the ide ports and is set to master on ide 1

Now the problem is a strange one because

1, the drive worked ok when it was first set up using same media. (It has the latest 1.4 firmware)
2, It still works fine on other computers using same software and media.
3, other 8x drives write without buffer problems on my computer.

I have just up graded to a:

3200+ amd 64
gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI m/board
1 gig ddr 400 mem
gigabyte 6600gt pci-ex graphics
160 sata seagate hdd

Any help would be great thanks.
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Solved the problem.

For anyone else who has this problem I changed the transfer mode in device manager from PIO to ultra dma.
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