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For an older drive, that’s a good one, I had one myself
It could well be down to the discs you’re using, if it only occurs with the Maxell discs (Maxell use a range of manufacturers for their discs, then just slap their name on them, and some of them aren’t so good).
Have you tried another brand of disc? Also, what firmware does the LiteOn have, as an update may help - you can find this out by running Nero InfoTool.