A while ago I started experiencing CD sync problems with this drive.
I have to load and eject the CD/blank media several times before the drive recognizes the CD. This happens with both pressed and burned CDs (high quality burns with both this drive and a Plextor Premium).
This happens also before any OS loads (non OS related).
It happend also with the previous firmware for this drive (58).
This drive is connected as the primary master to an Asus P4C800 Deluxe board.