I have had my Shuttle SS51G for a few years now and recently the DVD combo drive that was in it died (a samsung 332). I recently replaced this with a pioneer 109 burner however have had problems burning both CD’s and DVD’s.
So far I have only been able to burn some old 1-4x CDRW disks that I have at 4x without getting data verification errors, anything faster seems to be problematic.
I tried to burn some data CD’s using some new 24x CDRW disks that I bought both at 24x and 10x (which is the slowest that nero will let be burn with them) and every time I verification errors.
The same thing happened when I also tried burnung the data to a DVD using a new 1-4x TDK DVD+RW disk that I have (burning at 2.4x).
I was wondering if anyone has had any success with a similar setup, or if there is something that I have overlooked?
I have read in some really old posts (from 2003) that people were having problems with this chipset (SIS 561) and pioneer 104 drives which were current at the time.
I didn’t appear to have these problems with my previous burner although I probably rarely used it to burn at its higher speeds.
My setup is a 2.4Ghz P4 (533Mhz FSB), 512MB RAM (kingmax), 7200RPM Seagate 80Gig hard drive (2MB buffer) and the Pioneer 109 burner, running WinXP home.
The 80Gig hard drive is on ide0-master running in UDMA mode 5 and the burner is on ide1-master running in UDMA mode 4 (both drives have 80 pin IDE cables)
My winXP installation is upto date with all the latest patches/service packs and for burning I am using the latest nero (220.127.116.11a).
My machine has a SIS 651 chipset for which I have the latest SIS IDE driver installed (2.0.4a)
I think the only thing that is not upto date is the firmware of the 109 which is reported as V1.13. Is this worth updating to 1.17?
The only other thing I was thinking of trying was to put the drive in a external enclosure and try it via firewire or USB2. It does frustrate me a liitle though to go down this route when I have a small form factor PC and then have to put peripherals in external boxes to get them to work