Not much in the changelog except new media support, but I might test this anyway…just burned my first DVD on my 1008 (got it really cheap after rebates or I probably would have bought another drive), and it kept throttling down to like 1-2x, but that’s probably because I have a laptop and the hard drive is pretty slow whenever I try to do anything else while burning a dvd (ugh).
Anyway, I’m gonna scan the disc I just burned for errors, then flash the drive and do a new burn (this is all on RICOHJPN01) then scan that. The new burn will be while I’m sleeping so it should go 4x all the way heh.
EDIT: well I was using nero cd/dvd speed to check the quality of the first disc and it was OK until the end when the errors skyrocketed (which doesn’t seem out of the ordinary compared to the other charts I’ve seen). I couldn’t even do the whole disc at once since the drive seemed to have fallen asleep halfway through so I had to do the last bit of the disc separately but it pretty much caught up where it left off, the skyrocketing didn’t come till the very end. The “quality score” was embarassing on the last 1/3rd of the disc though, CD/DVD speed rated it a 16 lol.