I purchased one of these drives a couple of weeks ago. Let me say I have brought BTC drives before i.e Cd rewriter and CD-ROM drives and never had any problems with them - Until now!
My DRW100IM came with firmware version 039. So I installed it into my machine and tested the drive with the supplied Ridata 2.4X DVD+RW. I installed the supplied software Nero 5.5 and then burned a data disk as mentioned above. It burned OK. However, when it came to reading the disk it took over 10 minutes to achieve this. Meanwhile my machine was “locked”. I put the disk in my other DVDROM Drive a Sony DDU1621. It would not even read just locked up the machine. I looked on the BTC website and found a new version of the Firmware 043 downloaded and installed it. I even brought Nero 6.000. I carried out the test again. Burned OK. This time the drive on took 2 minutes to read the disk. Unfortunately my other DVDROM drive still could not read it! So I gave up. I purchased a couple of Packard Bell Rewritable disks one Plus and one minus. Once again I upgraded the firmware to 045. Both burned OK and both can be seen in both drives. Problem solved I thought. I attempted once again to burn the Disk supplied with the guess what! The Disk has locked up my machine!!!
Anyhow what I would like to know has anybody used the media by MEDIANCA. I have brought 5 of + and 5 of -. I am scared to use them in case they end up as coaster and I has wasted Â£1.10 worth of disk.
Marco do you have any idea why the supplied media is locking up my machine ?