I recently saw a deal for a Teac WG58-A for 62 dollars (no tax, free shipping), so i decided to bite and buy 2, one for myself and one for my roommate.
Amazingly, the kProbe scans are AMAZING on this drive… using the same media and spindle… i would get an avg of 18 PI on the 812S using US0J firmware (the best was 8 pi using US0N, dont’ have a scan saved though), then i installed the Teac drive and flashed it to a VS0A omnipatched… and behold… under 1 Avg PI, (the same scans on my 812S). It’s odd that lite-on’s original drives are not as good at writing the same media as a rebadged Teac drive… however, all in all, lite-on is great with ricohjpnr01 discs both are pretty scans… just one is amazingly pretty
(1st is 812S. 2nd is WG58-A@832S)