Regardless of firmware version (I tried them all) my DRW1004 has this problem:
No DVD writeable media will be recognized immediately. After insertion the drive tries to access the media forever without success. I need to open and close the drive and let it retry recognition. Usually it recognizes the media after three to five attempts.
There are no problems reading or recognizing an already written media.
I experience this behaviour from the beginning. I tried almost every media type I can get around here (and that's a lot), always with the same result.
I'm pretty sure it's not a dirt/dust problem.
Any hints? Does anyone else experience such problems?