Well I finally got my drive - slow at showing up here in Norway. Good thing is that it is a very new drive. Manufactured May 2004 - In China. TLA #0101. Firmware 1.01 is used of course.
I will show writing speed curves and K-Probe results in this thread for those of you interested in that
I planned to also include plextools scans but plextools scans at a annoyingly LOW SPEED :a So that may come later if I could find time for it. Tested one disc and PIF in plextools 2.14 when using Sum1 ECC was about identical to the PO (which actually is PIF - just incorrectly named in K-Probe) level in K-Probe.
Let us start with a Memorex 4x DVD+R, media ID CMC.MAG.F01:
The disc came up as 8x capable but it wrote it at 6x - there were even a small jump down to 4x.
But quality is excellent!