I was not happy with the abilities of the Sony/Liteon with TY CD-R. They had broken this with some newer firmware. Maybe they have fixed this with the latest firmware, maybe they have not. I didn't try. My best drive for TY CD-R is my good old LG 4163, the 4167 isn't worse:) Then there comes the Benq.
For scanning CD media, Liteon DVD writers are practically useless.
I would always prefer the Benq over any Liteon, if CD media have to be handled.
Just an idea: Flash your drive with BCDC firmware, maybe this helps.