My old PC gave up the ghost. The PSU gave out taking a few components with it. It appears though that my Lite-On burner survived. It’s a Lite-On 451S, but I’m using the SOHW-832S firmware, which is what I did in the past.
Upon rebuilding the new PC (new m/b, proc, video, memory, and PSU) the DVD burner needed to have the firmware upgraded, as it appeared to be set back to a 451S. So I upgraded the firmware and that was successful.
Since then I’ve burned 4 DVD’s using the same media cake from before. In the past my burns were great. Kprobe would result in PI’s < 10-20 and PIF’s < 3-5. Since then I’ll have a decent slope approaching 500 for PI’s and PIF’s spiking at 40 to 60.
What would cause this? Is the burner basically “new” and needs to burn a few DVDs to get back in the groove, or did something happen to the burner when the old PC’s PSU go? Any way to test?