A while ago I started experiencing CD detection problems with my LTR-52327S (firmware QS5A, but it happened with the previous version too, the QS58).
Some medias require many trys of ejecting and inserting before the drive shows that there is a media inside and can write on it. This happens also with these medias after the burning (burned with either this drive or a Plextor Premium). For other medias less tries are needed (like pressed CDs).
This happens also before windows loads, even if these written/blank CDs were inside the drive when the computer was turned off, and then I turn the computer on (to boot from the CD for example), the drive won't see the CD. So it seems this is not related to a Windows issue.
The drive is connected as the primary-master to an Asus P4C800 Deluxe mobo (bios 1019), a Plextor Premium is connected as the secondary-master.
Is my drive malfunctioned?
Anything I can do about it other than just RMA it?