I have the above drive and had been using 4x DVD-R media from TDK, Memorex, Mitsui, Sony & Maxell media without any problems (oh yes, my firmware is Herrie's hacked 1.09 with bitsetting). Yesterday I bought a box each of Sony 1x-8x DVD-Rs (SONY08D1) and TDK DVD-Rs (TTG02) and neither work! The TDKs are rated at 8x, so I can understand that, but the Sonys specify 1x-8x. When I load either of them, my burner recognizes them as 2x discs, but refuses to burn.
Does anyone know if there's a more current modified firmware that will allow me to use either or both of these media?