I'm hoping that LD3520 1.UE (Liggy & Dee NEC ND-3520A firmware) works best for me. After initially failing to reflash using the drive connected via USB 2.0, I switched to Firewire and that did the trick. I switched back to the USB 2.0 connection, but am wondering if Firewire has advantages in normal, day-to-day use.
I got this drive as much because of the user support shepherded by emperor as for the good testing scores and capabilities.
My first pleasures have been in seeing this drive effortlessly read and rip sectors of "The Italian Job," "The Mummy," and a three film Hitchcock that had utterly stymied the Lite-On SOHW 1633S that came in this HP 810n.