I just got this drive last week, it came with 103 firmware.
I burned about 6 dvd’s and cd’s, among them was Maxcel dvd+r 16x media which burned at 4x with v103. Today after the flash it burned at 16x.
I also tried Plexeraser on an old cd backup.
It took about 2 mins on the quick option
BTW I installed and activated Plextools Pro XL v310 …
I also tried doing an audio cd from mp3’s with NTI cd dvd creator 7 which I am testing. It crashed however but Plextools XL was sucessful