I just recently bought a liteon 811s and have run into problems with it.
When it comes to burning DVD’s it appears to be fine, burning Cd-R’s is a different story though. If I burn a CD at 40X it works fine up into 500-600MB of the disk, then it starts producing errors. it always seems to only create the errors on one side of the disk. I know this becuase you can visibly see that the drive did not write to the disk when you hold the disk up to sunlight. I’ve also noticed that in some cases it appears that the drive stopped writing at the end of the disk and continued again. The only speed that I’ve been successful so far in burning disks is 8X and 24X, all other speeds have given me problems.
Even with DVD’s I’ve run into problems. Last night I tried to continue a writing session and nero said it could not read the disk. it’s odd because nero CD speed can read the whole disk.
The reason I’m asking this is because when I decided to RMA it the first time, I put my LTR-48246s back in and decided to try the new CD’Rs with it at 48X. when I burned a disk it failed. I never had this drive fail on me with the previous media. I decided to give the drive another shot and blamed it on media, but I’m not sure whether this is a good decision. So should I RMA it and get a new 811s and possibly get the same problems, or keep this one and live the the quirks oping that this is just media or a firmware problem?
The media I am currently using is Memorex 52X CD-R’s and 4X DVD+R’s From Wal Mart. I was previously using imation CD-R Media Rated ad 32X and had no troubles with it. Im buring this with Nero 184.108.40.206. I have a shuttle sn41g2 (Nforce2) system with a AMD 3000+ and 1024MB ram. I’m not using the Nforce IDE Drivers.