Hey, I've gone and purchased an Aopen 48x12x50 in a fit of insanity. It worked for a few months but now I am having trouble with it. Me and half the planet, right? :a
My main problem is I'd go to burn (using Nero) and all of a sudden my burner would be unresponsive. I am running Win2K Professional and looked it up in the Event Viewer. The error message I kept getting was, "The device did not respond within the timeout period." I would restart my computer and it would be fine again for a while.
But then it started happening all the time, even when I wasn't burning, just using the drive for reading. Event Viewer was logging these ATAPI errors every 20 seconds.
From what everyone has been saying here, I figured it couldn't hurt to upgrade the firmware, which I tried - but was told it couldn't find the ATAPI file. Now burner is completely unresponsive.
I haven't had any trouble with any of the other IDE devices I'm using.
Besides throwing my burner off a cliff, what else can I try??