Sorry let me clarify.
I have a retail internal Benq. It's setup as a slave on the second IDE channel. Out of the box, and using Nero, 126.96.36.199, I kept getting session fixation error within the first two seconds. I upgraded my firmware to the latest version B7T9. Now it burns fine. But I have been having random hardware problems. I push the button to open the tray and get no response. Reboot. Working fine. At one point, the drive disappeared from my device manager. Another reboot was required. A little later windows xp froze during bootup. Today, during shutdown, I got another freeze. Manual shutoff required. Never had any of these problems until I installed this drive.
I am using the IDE cable that came with my Maxtor 60 GB HD. It looked the same as the one that comes with the BENQ retail box. (Edit: I just went in and switched the IDE cable to the one that came with the BENQ retail box)
Also, should I stick with my current firmware or go to P9?
Here are my scans. I am using Maxell 8x DVD+r. The ones at staples for $5. Maxell002
First, not sure if this is the 4x or 8x burn (I mixed up the 4x burn and 8x burn discs by accident), but here it is scanned at 4x and 8x.
Here's one I burned today at 8x:
Here's one that I scanned after using the creat disc option...someone on the foru mentioned doing this because of the problems at the end of the disc.