That’s quite alright, I’ve been away myself.
My D: drive is another partition of my main drive, It’s a 200G IDE.
Good news though, it worked! I don’t know exactly what I did. I was getting frustrated and removed and reinstalled ForceASPI a couple of times with the same results. Rebooted several times out of frustration. I then started KProbe2 and noticed that for both SPTI and ASPI, the 812S is recognized. I might have a flakey drive though, with the 812S as master and the LTD163 as slave, NeroInfo tool says that DMA is not enabled for the 812S, no matter what I do. I switched the 812S to slave with the LTD163 as master, and it shows both as DMA enabled. Also, when I run KProbe scans, sometimes after finishing 99% of the scan, I get servo errors for a long time until I stop the scan (is this normal?) I think that your idea of removing the 812s from the device manager is a good one, though I can’t really verify it now. Seems like rebooting Windows several times is the equivalent of smacking your cheap TV on the side to get better reception
Now, I flashed my 812S with the burn-adjusted US0N and did some scans. The improvement is very pronounced, I don’t know if your firmware would affect this (I’m pretty new to DVD burning). Previously, I would get a somewhat large area of PIs around 150 with a final average of about 18. I think this is still considered good, but the area in the beginning disturbed me. Now, the scan is smoother all across the board with an average PI of 2.2, max of 45. This is with Verbatim MCC002. I’m still a newbie, but it sure seems like a marked improvement.
The hype surrounding your firmware seems to be well deserved. Thank you for your hard work on the firmware and especially your time in assisting me with my problem. Still wish I knew exactly what I did to fix it though.