I own a Pioneer 109, bought it 5 months ago, used it moderately at home for burning DVD-movies, mostly on Verbatim DVD-R 16x. Latest firmware 1.58 from the Japanese site.
Lately I am having problems with this drive, it would not start/finalize disks and up to 75% go to waste when burning with: Ashampoo Burn studio v6.02, Cheetah DVD v1.62, Alcohol 120%, Disc Juggler, you name it.
The only software that handles it properly is NERO 7 and CloneDVD.
Now, can the reason for all that be that I had Adaptec ASPI drivers installed on WinXP Pro SP2? There are 3 files in the ASPI pack and for some reason they are different versions (numbers differ), which - I guess - happens while updating/reinstalling ASPI.
Does anyone have ASPI trouble?