I know this is pretty trivial, but here goes.
On the transfer rate test, the read speed dips down slightly. Happens on any dvd recordable, whether +r or -r, and even discs burnt on other drives. When burning it doesn’t slow down in that spot, and I just tried a dvd-rom pressed (PS2 game) and it read through it fine! I re-seated the drive, changed screw positions…moved it around a bit incase it may have been dust - I think there was a slight improvement but I can’t fully cure it.
Here’s a link to the first time I noticed the problem, then the attatched image to this post is how it’s looking currently after I messed with the drive to try relieve it.
The drive is a few days old! No doubt seems to small of an issue for RMA…but this is bugging me