Hello, I'm having some problems with my DVR-109. Some background info, the drive was crossflashed to A09 to utilize the QuietDrive Utilty and faster rip speeds. And I do have the latest firmware from the Pioneer website for A09. Just recently, within past two months when burning DVDs using Nero Recode (latest version) w/ Verbatim DVD-R 16x media, I have had close to 10 unsuccessful burns. What happens when burning the DVD image to disc is, the burning process is at 99% w/ 0 seconds remaing. Before even finalizing the disc, the burning stalls. While 15 mins have passed, I have to Ctl-Alt-Del to end the nero task. And while the led on the drive remains lit, the only way I can get the disk out of the drive is by rebooting my system. The drive does not respond when pressing eject on the drive. So because of this many discs are wasted. If anyone is having similar experiences, do share. I have a brand new PC w/ folowing configuration.
3.8 GHz P4 Extreme Edtn w/HT
2 GB Ram
DVR-A09 as master on secondary IDE channel, DMA on
Also, I would like to know if anyone has any advice as whether to opt for a NEC ND-3540 instead as this Pioneer drive has given me much difficulty. It does not support bitsetting or has a region-free firmware that will be available in near future.Thanks