I have this drive, it came with firmware 1.04, first thing i did was to flash to 1.06.
Wrote a Verbatim Dual Layer at 4x K-Probe was peaking at 350 at the dual layer mark for quite a while, aint tested in stand alones yet.
Second disk 4.33 gig dvd on a verb 8x -R disk, started 12x write speed selected (no 16x offered) started at just under 6x till 10%, then up to just under 8x till 46% then the rest of the disk at just under 12x... burn completed in 7:03 mins. Havn't had time to k-probe yet (i'm just going out for the night)
Can any one confirm that firmware 1.06 has removed the 16x write speed option to 8x disks? I would have thought if any disks where to be offered for 16x write it would be 8x verbs?