I feel inclined to tell everyone, interested in hearing, that I am extremely pleased with this drive. I have burned CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW with absolutuely no problems.
I have read past threads on how to flash this drive to dual format. I am happy with what I have. I can burn a DVD+RW or DVD+R and play it on my TV via a Sony DVD player. My 401S has already paid for itself as for I am concerned. I have [lovingly purchased] 6 DVD movies in the past two weeks and have copied them all to DVD+R or DVD+RW with no problems.
The only media I have used for DVD burning is Maxell.
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