Backed up (“dumped”) the firmware from when it was reporting as 2100 and also when it reported as 2510a, but how do I compare those to the bin file I used when I intentionally flashed it?
Tried many reboots, in all cases the bios just prior to reboot indicated the same drive as nero infotool indicated - sometimes 2100, sometimes 2510a.
A few times I “uninstalled” the device (using device manager) prior to rebooting. It made no difference. If the reboot was done after a flash to 2510a, the drive came back as a 2510a. Usually on the second reboot it still came up as a 2510a but on 3rd reboot (or sometimes 2nd) it comes up as 2100.
This is not terrible, but it is annoying! (and perplexing!)
Eventually I may try installing it in a different machine and see what that does.
Thanks for your help and any other suggestions are welcome.
As far as the media type goes… The disc that comes up as a ProDisc is a branded Memorex printable 4x dvd-r. They are inexpensive and I’ve had almost no problems with them (1 or 2 duds per 100), but have not burned at greater than rated maximum (4x). Aside from the recent verbatim purchase, I’m more likely to buy ritek G05 next time, and hopefully be able to burn them at 8x with this drive!