I recently got a new Plextor 716A after giving up on my LiteOn 832S.
It’s been patched to v1.04 firmware.
Now, I just did a dual-layer burn using some Verbatim DataLifePlus 2.4x DVD+R DL media using Nero 184.108.40.206, and it verified okay, but the disc can’t be read by Windows in the drive!!!
But the disc verified okay!?!?!
If I load PlexTools, it can see the disc and it’s title and that it was burned by Nero.
I fire up the Nero CD-DVD Speed util and do a surface scan: File Test fails straight away but Surface Scan works and shows all green!!!
Disc Quality test can see the disk, and it’s type and dye, and even the date of burn and disc title and the size of the data on it, but it greys out the Start button and won’t let me test it!
Back to PlexTools - Q-Check Beta/Jitter test works okay.
Cd/DVD Test and Read Transfer Rate both run okay.
Q-Check C1/C2 Test brings up an error saying:
Q-Check C1/C2 Test
Unable to read disc information.
Please insert a CD.
And this is the kicker:
The disc is completely unreadble by Windows - Explorer won’t even acknowledge there is a disc in there and keeps flashing up the “Please Insert Disc blah blah”
If I take it out and stick it in my Pinoeer 106S… it reads it perfectly!!!
As you may imagine, this has caused much head scratching on my part.
Anyone got some insight into why this is happening??
The burn was mostly with default settings, except I disabled the 1GB ‘High Compatibility’ thing (Since it is useless), set the book-type to DVD-ROM instead of DVD+R, and dropped Nero’s burn speed to 2.4v (It wanted to do it at 6x…!)