[QUOTE=georgek49;2468058]Does anyone have any idea how long burners usually last? I have had to replace about 5 burners in about 6 years? It doesn’t seem right. They have all been HP lightscribe burners. Everything will be fine, then read and burn times will go through the roof.
I have an HP which has a “Restore” feature built in which returns the computers settings to a specific date I chose. This seems to solve the problem at first, but then the problem returns. After this process repeats a few times, it doesn’t seem to make a difference at all.
I have 2 burners on my system and the problem is definately with just one of them. I ran a test of the burner with PC Doctor, but it passed? Any ideas?[/QUOTE]
As my good Friend GJ pointed out resetting the transfer rate back to DMA mode usually takes care of most read and write issues, as far as “how long burners usually last” that can depend on how well you maintain the drive/burner.
I have 7 drives/burners dating back to 2002 and they all are still working great, I personally find that by cleaning the disc whether it is brand new or not before you put it into the drive tray helps eliminate the chances of the lens getting dirty, if the lens gets to dirty the drive has to work harder because it has to keep refocusing during the read process course this is only my .02 cents and how I do things but hey works for me