I have been using a 109 ever since it came out, and have had no issues with it at all. I flashed it to 1.17 shortly after I received it and it has been very fast and accurate - not a single coaster using all different brands of media.
Recently, I flashed it to 1.58 so that I could write some disks that were branded as 12x as it would only write them as 8x. After the flash, I could write to the disks as 12x and thought that was that.
However, now when I try to burn, I find it takes twice as long, and the buffer meter in Nero keeps ‘jumping’ ie going really low then jumping up to max and back again. It does it all the time up, and down constantly and my burning times have doubled.
Is this an issue with the firmware, as its the only thing I have changed.
Same machine/media/version of Nero etc.
I have checked that the disk is using DMA mode.
Anything else I might be missing, or is it that I will have to just live with this now, as on the Pioneer site it says that once flashed to 1.58 it cannot be downgraded to a previous firmware.
Any advice woul be useful.