I knew that you used dee and liggys and you have recomended it to me. I didn't remember what ver of firmware you were running though. I had though that 2.18 was only an official firmware (I'm very confused with the nec firmwares). My main system has my liteon 851@832 (people may not like liteons, but mine is a CHAMP!!!). I must have got the only good one. As far as my 3500, it great too, but I wanted bitsetting and was confuesed with all the firmware options, so I just updated to oem md 2fa to get bitsetting (I run mod firmware all over my liteon, but I want to become comfortable with my 3500 before I run hacked firmware on it).
Thanks a shit load for the
NEC 2.18 including bitsetting support link. that helps me out a lot.
Billybob013, hacked firmware is often the way to go. If your drive is workiing well, while it voids your waranty, it will give the best performance and quality burns. Make sure your drive is working well (not defective), and then run hacked firmware. I have the luxery of taking my time with the 3500, because of codeguys and others. My liteon firmware is so hacked it's pathetic (I cannot remember running oem firmware on that drive). My liton is sweet, super sweet, super, super sweet. because of codeguys etc., that made it possible.