Ok firstly it started to crash/coaster my discs (tried GO5 and that Fuji Datawrite grey 8x dye too) at the 6x to 8x step up at 641.56MB, it did this about 1 in 5 discs. Now it has started to do this to 4 out of 5 discs and half of the discs now give me a Power Calbration Error (PCEs) when I try to write to them, if I put the disc back in after ejecting it, half of thetime it will start to write, but then gets to 641.56MB most of the time and crashes.
Ive tried all different firmwares, from 1.10 and all the way upto 1.18, i had cracked 1.10 but ive used official 1.13 onwards. When it started coasting 4 out of 5 discs i was using 1.16, ive upgraded to 1.18 yesterday, and it seems to have reduced the rate to 3 to 5, but its still giving me PCEs half the time, thinking of getting a 2510A now, ive done about 500 burns on this drive, guess its just come to the end of its life? BIG TIME