Yes I am very aware that this combination is not the best, It is even worse when you are doing it to an older system. But here is my problem:
I was given a Bulk BenQ 1620 to install into an old compaq persario. I managed to get it installed fine. Due to space issues I was forced to place it in a slave spot sharing a IDE cable with a CD-ROM. All in all the system is pretty poor. 1.3 Ghz P3 Processor, 128 MB SDRAM with 40 GB hard drive.
However When I tried using (the latest) Nero to copy a DVD, it created the image fine but once it hits 15-20% the disk stops spinning and minutes later the burn is failed. I tried using a few Matrix and one Ritek -R and they all encountered the same problem. I did manage to get a good burn out of it though from a Sony 4X DVD+RW. I have also tried crossflashing the drive with B7T9 but that has done little to help it.
So my question is, is there anything I can do to improve the quality of a BenQ 1620 with -R’s? If there is any form of PC upgrades Hardware or software that could fix this problem, and if not should I RMA this item? Normally I would just say get +R’s but he got the wrong media and bought in bulk.