Just got this to replace (or maybe coexist) with my 2500A, but I noticed some strange stuff.
When burning DVDs at 8x or 4x, the buffer goes down to 7% for like a second, and the drive's LED goes off and then back on, sometimes with a very faint clicking sound. This happens oh say 3 or 4 times during a burn. The burn seems fine, tested with Nero DVD Speed and it starts at 6.5x and ends close to 16x, a smooth curve with only the ocasional slight drops (like from 8.50x to 8.20x)
It takes close to 9:25 to burn at 8x, so I don't think this is affecting burn time.
Also, I tried to burn some Ritek CD-R at 48x, the drive failed at the end, "write error" in Nero 220.127.116.11. After this I'm burning at 40x, no problems.
Is my drive defective or this is normal? I'm not worried about the CD-R writing becase I don't like to go past 40x even with my 52x Lite-on CD-RW drive. I'm concerned about the DVD writing.