Just tested last weekend. I’ve flashed my drive back with original Sony firmware (2YS2) and made some scans of CD’s I’ve burned earlier with LiteOn’s firmware. I notified I don’t get any yellow block and drive doesn’t make so much noise as with LiteOn firmware. Same CD tested with LiteOn firmware gives a lot of read errors?!
So my concluison is : it is not really good idea to @ this drive with LietOn firmware and then use this drive as reader.