I have a 451s @ GSB6 on the following system:
Abit KT7 Raid
80gb W/D Caviar master on 3rd IDE
Geforce Ti 4200 128mb
400w Leadman power supply
Asus 50x CD Rom master on 1st IDE
Liteon 451s master on 2nd IDE
I originally installed the Liteon when I was running 98SE - no problems with Princo discs supplied with drive. OS started to become buggy, so upgraded to Win XP Pro (update, not clean install).
The liteon started producing coasters, then most discs burnt were coasters. The burn would start, and the drive would lock on burn (red light on) without buring any data. Had to reboot to release the drive. Was advised that I should do a clean install of XP Pro, which I have, @SP1 with all updates. Now burner progresses nicely to "flushing buffers, writing borders", where it stays. I now have to shut down the program via Task Manager (Clone DVD2). Discs don't work. Have tried Princos, and a TDK rewriteable - same result. The TDK is now not recognised and cannot be re-formatted.
Any thoughts? Could the drive be faulty? Have also tried DVD Shrink but burns still fail. Writing at 4X and 2X - same result. Also, any way to recover the re-writeable?
Appreciate any thought.