hello! i had been having some bad burns with my old lite-on 832 so yesterday i have installed new benq DW1650 after reading so many good reviews of benq drives on the web (esp i saw 3 editors choice award for DW1640). now i’m burning all the crud off my hard drive, but i have just done 4 coasters in a row and it frustrated me enough to post here, what could be wrong? it says medium error and the burnprocess terminates, sometimes halfway through but usually at the start. i have read that this means you have crap media, but these are fuji dvd-r 8x made in japan, supposedly one of the best, which took me a long time to find (it’s really hard to get TY media in australia!). i shut all programs in the background before burning and i didn’t so much as touch computer during the burnprocess. i even installed and checked in QSuite which said this media is OK to burn at 8x, and i tried at 4x and it didn’t work either. the drive is secondary master and on UDMA2, i checked all this. the firmware is BCDC which came stock, i didn’t change this because i have read on this forum people recommending to leave BCDC on because BCHC is no good.
HELP! i see so many people here with really nice scans, what could it be that i am doing wrong? or do i just have really bad luck?
the new drive is not plain broken because i have also had some successful burns, in fact the last burn which was successful gave the best scan i have EVER had, i’ll attach that. this was on fuji dvd+r 8x.
but i have mixed results, they seem to be really good, or coasters. i have also made a coaster on my last “That’s” disc which was the most expensive media i have ever bought. i’ll attach that one too - the graphs don’t actually LOOK all that bad, qualitatively, but it had many PO failures and those parts of the disc were unreadable! (unrecoverable crc errors from both this benq drive and from my old liteon when i try to copy the stuff back to the hard disc) and stupid me deleted the data off the hard drive before i checked the burn