Hi Ookpic and Manjii
I had a Plextor 504A (You wouldn't suspect that , right ?) but changed to the LG GSA 4040B .
Both before updating firmware (to 302) and after , I didn't have any problems burning a perfect backup of i.e. the 5th element or making homemovies with Pinnacles Instant CD/DVD 7 or Nero 6 Full Edition .
I have used HP-C8009A DVD+R 2,4 x (which really is RICOHJPN-R00-001) and recently I added TraxData DVD+R general 4 x (which really is RICOHJPN-R01-002) . ___ No DVD-R's at all ! :Z
There have been ordinary technical problems with the software and the human experimenting with it ; but , no writing problems so far :bigsmile: :o
Also had no trouble with a DVD+RW 2,4 x Verbatim (CMC) .
Maybe it's just a "monday-model" , though before RMAing LG - try Trax or HPax !
NB : Use DVD-identifier http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/ to check the medias :iagree: