Hey guys, this is my first post to the forum. Great looking site! I bought a Pioneer 106 burner last summer and have yet to upgrade the firmware. I just recently bought some Memorex 8x -r media (haven't burnt one yet), but am contemplating wether, or not to upgrade to the latest firmware (1.08). I've never had a single issue with this burner, except the odd time I'd get a light circled ring in the middle of some discs after being burnt. I solved the solution by decreasing the speed from 4x, to 2x. I'd like to get the best performance out of this drive, so I leave the question with you experts Thanks!