Just about every single time. I have used the stock firmware, upgraded to BS0S and now to BS41, and no matter what I do I get read errors. Burning with Intervideo Discmaster 2, RecordNow, or DVDDecrypter in ISO mode. I will download the latest Nero demo and try with that but I don’t hold out much hope that this is a software issue.
I would like to believe this is a media problem rather than a drive problem. But this same media burns fine in my DRU-700A. I don’t want to go buy more media if this drive sucks and needs replacement.
This is 2x Ritek G03 media, DVD-R, and I understand that is old and slow technology for this drive. However, I would think that would make it MORE stable, not less. (Plus I have a stack left that I don’t want to waste.) The one thing I have not tried is burning it at a slower speed, but it would be pointless to do so—if it only worked at 1x, I would simply just use it on the other drive, and it still would not prove to me that the DW-D22A is working as it should.
Anyway, has anyone else tried this older media and experienced similar problems, and if so did it go away with more modern media, different software, different firmware, different phase of the moon?
And echoing all the other n00bs, THANK YOU to cdfreaks for providing this incredibly informative forum.