Yesterday I got my first dvd-recorder (1008IM, firmware 0054)
So I plugged it in as Secondary Master with a harddrive as slave.
Booted up and tried to install Nero 184.108.40.206 that came with the drive.
First problem: The drive was not able to execute files from the disc (Program caused error... restart it - something like that)
Then I installed with my Toshiba sd-M1502 dvd-rom-drive, no Problems.
Started Nero and tried to burn a cd (Platinum, a not that bad, not that good media; Plasmon 97m27s18f)
Nero reported an communication error and ejected a coaster.
Next was an update to Firmware 0256 in live update. The system got hung up immediately and the 1008 was dead.
Searching in Forums after a 4x longer boottime; so I found mtkflash created a bootdisk and packed the flashprogram and the bin-file on the disk. (used manual, bin file from here)
Restarted from disk dos and flashed the drive successfully :).
Restarted Windows and the same problems as at the beginning (with FW 0054) - coaster.
Now I tried to set to PIO-Mode only, restarted and well, first success.
The drive was able to execute files and burn a disk using 40x.
Problem: The drive was really slow. the actual burning speed was about 14x; Nero reported a buffer underrun prevention of 152 times.
Next step was disconnecting the (old seagate) harddrive off the IDE-channel and setting to DMA-mode (then it actually showed Ultra-DMA).
testburn of 700MB in about 3 minutes (in 40x mode)
But the dvd-rom drive was deactivated and won´t activate... OK, un-/reinstalling worked.
Next step: Burning my first DVD (+R, RICOHJPN R01). Its a Tevion, one off Aldi. They got 4th place in quality in the german version of pc-world magazine - wow.
... to be continued...