And if the next drive is one of the few percent that are faulty? Never again that brand? Based on what you’ve told us, we should avoid buying your particular drive, on the chance that it may really be defective and not just improperly set up. My BTC 1008 has burned dozens of discs without difficulties.
Strangely, many of the most serious complaints about the drive are posted by people for whom the first step after failing to get the drive set up properly is to curse it and/or smash it against the wall. Both of these methods have been tested to be largely ineffective. Trouble shooting using the search function, returning the drive to be checked out, and contacting technical support, on the other hand, have been shown to solve almost any problem.