I just picked up the NEC 2500a on an impulse ($82 @ newegg is hard to say no to). I've read through all of the firmware upgrade threads and have learned that G04 Riteks are bad to use with my new burner fresh out of the box.
My only question is, what media can I use @ 8x without flashing the drive? Is there a media that actually works on this drive 100% of the time at that speed? I'm sort of disappointed that there are so many issues with this thing out of the box so any input you guys can offer is greatly appreciated.