I have this drive installed as a secondary master, on a Via motherboard. O/S is Windows 2000 Pro SP3. Firmware is 1.06.
When I try to burn a DVD-R using Nero (v6), the program hangs immediately after the "caching" stage.
If I use Instant CD-DVD the device shows as "Not ready". When I try to check the disc properties the dialog just says "Reading disc information" (permanently).
Pre-burned DVD-Rs (and CD-Rs) can be read without any problems. I have tried a number of different DVD-R and DVD-RW media, including Verbatim.
The drive Region code is set to 2 (I'm in the UK). I've tried updating the firmware to 1.07, but get a "Flashing Error" when I try.
Does anyone have any ideas, before I send the drive back for a refund??