As there was no software included in the Retail box, I assume I should get on to the crowd I bought it from (DABS)? I just imagined that performance/management software could be downloaded separately…
And for what I am doing with the drive? Backing up my Blu-ray collection to watch on my WDTV Live device. I have all the necessary tools for that, my problem is the drive is slow - It don’t seem to spin up or make much noise so I assumed that it was in a default quiet mode. Using aggressive I/O in anydvd made a slight improvement. BTW it is using firmware 1.20.
Okay, Pioneer Drives are good, and if you install them correctly should work fine with the Standard Drivers. Tell us something about your computer, you should have a fast Processor running Windows 7, with more than 4Gb of RAM. I like to use Verbatim Media and DVDFab, the paid versions.