I run Toast 9 and Toast 11, both the latest versions of the software on Mac OS 10.10.2 on my desktop and laptop
I have a new Other World Computing optical drive which shows up as HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH24NSC0, firmware LI00 / MMC-3 (LG mechanism in an OWC case)
When I use Toast, I am not able to pick any other write speed besides "best" and 1x DVD. System Report shows burn speeds of 8x, 16x and 24x.
In the shareware "Simply Burns" and in Disk Utility, all supported speeds show up. Occasionally I would like to burn a disk at a slightly lower speed than "best"
Toast 9 and 11 play nicely with my other burners, an old Pioneer and a couple of somewhat older portables. I'm using Verbatim DVD-R disks that I've used for years (the good ones, not the bargain line). The issue occurs on both computers in multiple users with and without admin privileges.
OWC and LG cannot/would not help me. OWC simply says their product is compatible with Toast and LG (to whom OWC referred me) was obviously answered by a low-level responder whose reponse made no sense whatsoever.
Anyone else having a similar problem with older version of Toast and newer optical drive, i.e., would the problem be solved by a newer Toast version (which I'm in no hurry to buy).