When I received the new burner I was able to burn about 40 movies or so, then it started acting weird, it would rip the movies on clonedvd just fine but when I put in the blank media (memorex and verbetim) it wouldn't recognize the media, saying to insert blank media.
I tried many, many things and to try to rule out the clonedvd not working right, I tried installing the software that came with the Lacie drive (which included roxio, I originally installed this sofware when I fist got the burner but it was causing conflicts with the clonedvd so I uninstalled it) and it kept freezing up and all of the sudden it just took off, sounded like an airplane taking off, I then tried to eject and nothing happend, tried again and all of the sudden the door came shooting out and quickly closed again and I couldn't eject so I powered everything down and did an emergency eject and called Lacie support and they told me to ship it back.
I really don't think the clonedvd had anything to do with it as I was able to burn previously....strange. It is an 8x -r, 16x +r, lightscribe burner and I had been using the -r at 8x when burning, I think in the future I will burn at 4x, think this would be a good idea? Thanks tons for the responses.