- Improved write performance and quality with Pioneer 8x CD-R media
- Improved Digital Audio Extraction (reading Audio data from CD-DA discs) speed. Drive now capable of 32x maximum audio extraction.
- Improved reading of CD-Text data on CD-Text Audio CDs.
- Fixed a bug that occurred only on Mac systems when making an Audio CD. This did not occur with all WAV or AIFF files. This occurred only with certain files where the last set of data being sent to the drive by the software from the whole file was larger than 64kbytes. This resulted in an Audio track that contained folded over sound at the end of the track.
- Fixed bug with some motherboards that intermittently did not detect the drive in the motherboard BIOS.