Have used my Benq 1620 drive very successfully for DVD+RW/-R/+R with the various BIOSes over 2004/05 and am at B7W9 and NOT noticing any issues with writing DVDs which I do most weeks.
However have just tried CD-RW’ing for the first time for months and having MAJOR problems with all my stock of CD-RWs, ie
Sony 1x 2x 4x brand-new
Sony 1x 2x 4x previously used okay (few months back with A prior BIOS)
Fujifilm 1x previously used okay (few months back with A prior BIOS)
An example error:
Current Disc: 4x CD-RW (Ricoh Company Limited (OSJ 972700)) = new Sony
Sonic Record Now! v7 Build 720B35Z Engine 202b50a,42 Version: v7.21
If do Erase Disc:
Stops around 33% through progress bar
Error: There was was problem erasing the disc. Your media may be scratched…
Sense: 03 ASC: 72 ASCQ: 01 (Command 00)
ANY ideas/thoughts ?
Did they forget about CD-RW with the B7W9 ?
Is a specific prior BIOS going to solve my probs ?
Or is it likely to be a HW problem that’s developed with CD lasering ?
Thanks for any assistance.