New to LG

Hi guys just brought a new LG drive…the defunct 4082…brought it for $5 AUD
Just wondering…cause im out for time to search…
What type of media does this baby prefer; + or - ?
It seems like it chews through lots of media without problems, however not many drives can read what it burns ?

Regarding firmware and mods, is there a collection i should be aware about ?
Any good firmware to recommend and mods?
Thanks…i know i should search through the forum, however gotta head out.

Thanks

Also, are there a few niggles or problems i should be weary about this drive