OK, so just recently, I bought the Norwood internal drive that was on sale at CompUSA for $30. I flashed it with BQflasher (voiding the warranty) and the official BCDC firmware from BenQ. When burning a Verbatim -R (MCC03) at 8x with the BenQ, there aren’t any apparent problems reading it back with the BenQ.
However, when burning a Sony branded +R (Yuden T002) with the BenQ and reading it back with the BenQ, it struggles toward the end.
Just to make sure it was a burning problem and not a readback problem, I burned a Sony branded +R (Yuden T002) from the same batch with my Pioneer 111L and read it back with the BenQ. No problems.
Does anybody have any idea what could be causing this or how to fix it? I thought DVD burners wrote -R and +R discs with the same laser. The obvious solution would be to just use the Pioneer drive for +R. But it’d be nice if this one would work too, since it’s a new drive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.