Well this sucks. I have been all over these forums, and have seen nothing about a freaking firmware patch for the Lite-On LH-20A1L so that it does not have problems with RITEK media. Now I know that is the cheap stuff, but for the most part has always done me right.
Someone awhile back mentioned that the only fix they could do was to set the drive to PIO Mode in Linux. So I loaded up WinXP and Vista both, and went to my controllers and unchecked “Let Bios Select Transfer Mode” then pulled down to PIO MODE, hit apply and rebooted.
Now the drive reads and writes to this media perfect, and the speed drop is really not that bad (since I burn at low speeds anyways for DVD movies).
Now I have flashed this drive with the A02 and A04 firmware, nothing has made a difference.
Unless someone can point me to another way to either crossflash (and how to do it) or a proper firmware then guess this post is going to be be information for those who can use it.