To get information about your recorder, start a new Data or Audio compilation.
After that, you can open the recorder info dialog by using the toolbar button or go to Recorder → Recorder Information (Ctrl+R) in the menu.
Here you can see various information about your drive. You can also compare it with our tested drives list. If your drive is listed there, it's likely to work with CDBurnerXP.
Note that the maximum burn speed shown here depends on the currently inserted medium.
A similar topic is Medium Information.