Hello All -
I've been doing a lot of reading up here since running into problems with a newly purchased Sony dru710a. Maybe I would have chosen a different product if I had come here in the first place.
Anyway, the issue I'm having is that disks burned on the Sony aren't readable in my other dvd-rom drives. It's made a few coasters here and there but most of the disks burn without errors, better than my old Pioneer dvd burner that it replaced. None of my other drives can read these disks though.
Here is a rundown on my setup:
Sony DRU710a housed in a Hako USB 2.0 enclosure
I installed the latest flash upgrade from Sony, BYX4 I believe
Using Nero 22.214.171.124 Sony Edition that came with the drive. I've tried Express but have mostly been using Nero Burning Rom since it has a few more controls that can be adjusted.
Media is Memorex DVD+RW and HP DVD+R
System is a Dell P4 2.8 768 RAM 200GB Western Digital IDE drive
When I put one of these disks into my dvd-rom drive this is the error message:
Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.
Great, just what I want a disk that is not compatible with windows - unless it's running in the right Sony drive! Anyway, perhaps someone with more experience can steer me toward a solution. As I see it my options are:
1) Try some different types and brands of dvd media. Not very scientific but one possible source of the problem.
2) Try different settings within Nero, or try some different burning software all together.
3) Try some different hardware! although this is a last resort.
So there it is. If people have strong recommendations on brands and models of dvd burners and media, or program settings for Nero to make these disks more universally readable I would love to hear them. Thanks for listening -