well i’m going to rma my drive back to newegg tomorrow for a replacement. I’ve burnt a couple of more taiyo yudens at 8x since my last post and all of them had read errors with dvdinfopro and failures with the cdspeedtest. But the odd part is that it works fine at 4x… oh well. I will keep you guys posted.
oh yea… I tried changing ide cables and switching the drive to the other ide channel of my motherboard and the problems with 8x burning still existed. They would complete successfully but produce errors.