I am wondering if this is normal behavior for a DVD drivie. I have the Lite-On DH-20A4H, and it has been acting really unpredicatable since I got it 2 months ago. When I do quality scans, I can't set it to scan faster than 8x, or it will freeze up part way through, or not even start. When I scan at 8x, if I scan again, I get totally different readings. Also, when I verify burns using Nero, it takes ages sometimes. I have noticed that it starts and stops and starts again on and off the entire time it is verifying. Also, if I have a large file broken into rar files, saved on DVD, and I try to extract directly from the disc to the hard drive, forget it - it takes ages longer than it did with my old drive. Like, 4 times as long. My older Lite-On didn't seem to act this way, but it had its own problems.
Is this normal now for this model, or for Lite-On in general, or is it not supposed to be like this? I am using the latest official firmware from Lite-On.