Unfortunately there seems to have been a number of users at CDFreaks who have experienced problems with the CD-R capability of their Pioneer 112/212 series drives being dead on arrival or dying quickly.
See my post here
on CDFreaks for some links.
My best CD-R writer is my Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7170A. It's cousin didn't fare well in the C't test, but the quality control for drives these days is so bad (non-existing) that it's easy to get a bad drive.
In fact 3 out of 3 of my AD-7173A drives were DOA or died within a few months of light use.
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on Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Pioneer DVR-112L, LiteOn SHM-165P6S, Pioneer DVR-111L, BenQ DW1655, Plextor PX-760A
LiteOn LH-20A1P, Optiarc AD-7203A, Matshita UJ-840S, Sony RDR-HX910, Sony RDR-HX750