Are the new LTR-52327S drives without the EEPROM chip defective crap? I was reading about some people having problems writing above 4X with these. I just tried my new drive out, and I'm getting "power calibration" errors with Nero 18.104.22.168, and the writing procedure aborts using the latest version of Alcohol 120%.
I'm using 80min Imation CDR disc rated at 48X. I've tried bumping the write speed down to 4X, but it still aborts. My old LTR-32123S, and my LG 8083B drives had no problems with these disk. I also tried erasing some CDRW disk, but Nero gives the "power calibration" abort, and while Alcohol 120% finished the erase procedure, the disc still contained the data.