I have the A03 but its hooked to a Mac though through a f/wire box. I have used it a few times nows, burning CD-Rs is excellent! its no 16x but when u r comming from a 2x its heaven. In regards to the DVD side i have problems. I work in the stills photo and digital imaging side of the world and not in the film/editing/post production industry so i may be just inexperienced in DVD and making a simple mistake but.....?
My problem with the AO3 is I made a disk image of my mac's HDD with "Toast Titanium 5.0" and I got a buffer underun message error. Testing the disk, it seemed to work fine but to view a complete root directory of the DVD disk like what you would see in WinFile or WinExplorer, took about 40-50min (crazy huh). I haven't tried a again (cant afford at AU$35/disk) to burn an image, it may very well be the disk did get corrupted???
From what I can gather, most DVD players read up to 16X - A03 only reads at 2X, is this why it tooks so long??
It may be fine for video, but for burning data it seems a dud.
Anyways, I got it for free so i cant complain, hope this helps some. I will need to burn another image tomorrow so I will let u know if i works better this time
So, hope this