As per all your advice, I bought a 40125s, flashed it to zs0j, and it runs beautifully. Super Smooth.... I came from a Plextor 1210A.
This LiteOn seems more solid already....But to the question...
I had some 8x media from last year, Always burned fine at 12x,
Burned an .iso in Nero 184.108.40.206, at 24x. All went fine, re inserted the disk, reads "blank", in CDSpeed- "blank", in all checks, "blank". I tried other burns at 20x, blank!
But I can see the color change on the disk, so it burned something! And it even let's it burn again. I suppose because it shows as blank.
Haven't tried 8x yet, but will. I guess the question is, will a bad burn show up as completely blank? Everyone has had such good luck "pushing" the speeds of the media that I would have expected at least errors.. HA. Not Blank...
But is this a known result, sometimes?
With low end 32x GQ media from Fry's (Lead Data), it burns at 32x and super solid, full speed, errorless check in CD Speed .85.
I would love your view on the blank subject, though.....