You telling that firmware 1.08 is out ?
I too have the same problem with the verbatim 16x +R. Bought 2 spindles of 50 dvd+r 16x. The 1st spindle burned all of them at 16x. The second spindle barelly reaches 12x.
With firmware 1.06 I use to burn Ritek dvd+r dl with no problem, now I can only burn them with firmware 1.07 and like we know it doesnt burn with the same quality as 1.06 firm.
Is it the media or the firmware ? Use to burn the ritek with firm 1.06 now it give no seek error when burning with dvd decrypter. Now I can only burn with firm 1.07. What do u think media problem (we know ritek dl not big thing) or from my 716A TLA#0304.