I have a Lite-On 16a7s SATA burner with stock firmware (WS04). It is burning CDs (TY media) beautifully at 48x, but it will not burn DVDs at any speed for several types of media. I’ve tried Memorex, Maxell, and some cheapo generic DVD-R and DVD+R discs to no avail. When I use Nero CD-DVD Speed, it shows good graphs and the software tests the drive at or above 16x. But when I actually burn, Nero tells me that the drive is not ready and fails after file caching (error code -1033). I have a log of the burn including the speed measurement, it is attached.
I’ve played around with SmartBurn 18.104.22.168t, with various combinations of SmartBurn, HyperTuning, Online HyperTuning, and Over Speed Writing enabled and disabled and I haven’t yet discovered a combination that will allow me to burn successfully.
Any ideas about what could be wrong, or other settings to tweak?
Thanks for looking.