I took delivery of a 2500a yesterday, along with a tub of Datasafe G04's. First off the drive would burn them fine enough but when verifying them it just couldn't read them. The discs it writes it can't read. When trying to copy to the HDD it gives Cyclic Redundancy Errors and takes hours to copy..OK, so fair enough I have to not buy Datasafe media anymore, but not a good start.
Secondly, I'm having real problems with the ripping speed. Before applying any hacked firmware it would rip @ 2.2x. After flashing with the hacked 1.06 firmware to remove the rip lock the drive still rips @ around 2.4x. My Â£10 Sony Drive rips over twice as fast with the same disc on the same IDE channel. (swapped out)..
Am I missing something here? or have I made a poor purchase? I hope I haven't.