Ok, I couldn't wait until tomorrow, so I made the adjustments tonight...
Although it was very stressful trying to get those IDE cables to reach from one ROM to other HDD, I got it done -- not pretty, but done.
...that results..... I'm now writting @ 8x!! (7.8x to be exact)
And he's the results from my 1st scan, I'm not totally pleased with it, but its pretty good though. I did use a different media, which is the one I typically use which is the PRODISC03 8X, but both of them (Verbatim & Prodisc) has performed neck and neck with scans for me in the past... so I'll so some more and just MAYBE change the firmware to see if I can get the PI to have more 12 and below spikes. Or am I being greedy?
What ya think about the scan?