Installed it and did not notice any difference. The drive still does not support my LeadData CD-R media. My old 1004 BTC does. It seems BTC is progressively getting worse with each new drive they put out. The old 1004 was OK, and got better with newer firmware releases. The 1016, however, has been a poor performer from the start and has not gotten any better.
Note to self: Never buy a BTC drive again!