I’ve been reading alot of the discussions about the 716A and I haven’t experienced any of the issues I’ve seen posted here. The TLA on my burner is the 0001. I haven’t burned a single coaster using TDK 8X -R ,+R or Sony 8x +R.
I had a problem with the cheaper CompUSA and Memorex brands but after installing Firmware 102, now I can burn these as well without any problems either.
I know you guys are waaay more technical than I am and instead of using test graphs, I’m using the resulting product I see on my TV. That may be naieve but I gotta tellya, I love this drive. No problems, burns quickly and with the new firmware, a larger variety of discs.
Just in case though, I have a Sony DRU-710A in reserve.
Was I just lucky or what?