AOpen CDRW problem


I have installed AOpen CRW5232 drive but it fails to write cd media for some reason. Writing under NERO ( always gets ‘Communication failure’ error when the burning process reaches 6%-10%. I have tried to use other burning software, but with no success either.
I also have tried to upgrading CDRW firmware, updating VIA drivers (Asus TUV4X mb), setting the drive on primary channel, playing with dma modes - but nothing, the drive still fails.

Anyone have any ideas on this? why the drive fails ?