I have a Lite-On 1633@1653 and after about nine months of using CS0T firmware, I don’t think I’m getting the same scans that I did when I used CS0R (and I think they were slightly better with CS0P). I also got much better scans with -R’s using the old Lite-On Stock firmware (BS0S). I don’t even buy -R disks since I’ve flashed to CS0T.
Don’t get me wrong. I have gotten some good scans with CS0T, but not lately.
I don’t think it’s the age of the drive, because I haven’t really overworked it.
I’ve also read some posts that state that CS0T causes some problems for the unit in reading disks. Can someone elaborate on this? I’ve noticed that CS0T seems to have problems reading CMC media burned at 8x, but not at 4x. Should I flashback or should I just reset the EEProm?
I’m thinking of eventually buying two drives. One for internal use and one to put into an external enclosure. I’m not sure whether I’ll get a Benq or stick with Lite-On. The constant firmware upgrades kind of makes Lite-On more fun.