48246s many problems lock up

I have a lite-on 48246s CDRW drive that just doesn’t seem to work correctly. It takes forever to discover/read or if real lucky burn a disk. I have RMA the drive and same results with the new one. I have tried a different IDE cable nothing I also tried a different IDE port on the Motherboard still no help. I am using Nero and have tried before updating it and after no luck. I even tried flashing the drive still no help.
Anything else to try? This is actually my 3rd drive as I replaced my original first because of this trouble.

Give a rundown on hardware, software, and setup.

Msinfo - Neroinfo output or the like.