I recently flashed my nec-3540a drive to the 1f1 NEC badged firmware, seems to work fine, ripping speeds are much better… I just tried to write a 16x dvd and I could only get a 12x write speed? What brings me to this question, is I also flashed my nec-6650a laptop drive with liggy’s 1.62 firmware and now my 8x discs burn at 6x. I beleive i flashed with the latest firmware for both drives, would I benefit from stepping back to a more stable flash? In both cases I am happy with the ripping speed increase, but would rather not give up the burn speed. Any suggestions are apreciated.