Thanks for the update. Good thing I have plenty of +R type discs left. For the click impaired: -R discs are being written with a problem in the lead in area...discs are not read by other drives. -R media only.
I'm having the problem with +R media, and the burn clearly starts more than a millimeter farther in than platters fried in other drives -- so it's an equal-opportunity bug.
There's a REASON when this-year-new top-speed-rated writers are in a $30 clearance bin when the next cheapest writer (slower, with fewer apparant features) is at least ten bucks more (after rebate) -- they're JUNK, the manufacturer knows it effed it up bad, and cares less about its reputation than recovering cost of production by ranching 'em out to fast-buck warehouses staffed with lying salesdweebs (I'm referring to *you*, MicroCenter off Hwy100 in Minneapolis, you garbage-huckers).