Thanks. Sorry, didn't know my way around this place.
So yes, burning works seemingly Ok, at least for CDs. I haven't tried burning DVDs yet. I did have some trouble reading the burnt CDs in my car stereo, but there are probably many variables here to make any conclusions from that fact.
Success for reading is like this:
Doom 3 (CD) - didn't work with VKS03, worked with VKS04
Psychonauts (CD) - Problems reading, installshield reports errors, I presume due to read failures.
Paranoia Agent Vol. 4 (DVD) - couldn't read. Video freezes or looks "glitchy". DVDshrink reports errors when trying to open a disk.
Two Sisters (DVD) - kind of reads, but not very well. Video freezes and also looks "glitchy" sometimes, as if the disk was scratched, while it's brand new.
I haven't tried much elso, but I could sure pop a few more disks in there if larger sample size is needed.
About the bit related to power supply: do you mean I need to check the voltage or something else besides that?
Also, the DVD drive it hooked up as an IDE master (my hard drive is SATA). Does that matter at all?