I have a liteon LDW-411S. This drive gave me headaches earlier when new. A couple of firmware fixes later it works like a charm. I'm currently using the FS0J official firmware. Have no problems so far.
I burn Imation DVD-R (2X - CMC MAG) with this drive. The kprobe scans improve with every burn. This drive seems to love Imation
Now that my drive is perfectly running, is there any advantage in modding this drive to an 811S (I have the zebra V4 patch) apart from the 8X speed on +R's.
I don't mind spending half an hour burning the 2X Imations, these run fine on my Samsung E-318 standalone DVD player.
Any other gains I can expect on the modded drive or is it better to leave it as it is???
If so - which firmware version should I go for HS0K or the latest ?HS0P??
And were I to go to a 811S and then back to the 411S using a backup of my eprom will the drive function like my original 411S. I reckon that the eprom changes with every burn as the drive learns more about the media and laser calibration...