I have a ASUS DRW-1608P2S for about 5 months. It'a a fine drive. I like it's cality. It didn't fail any CD or DVD on writing and reading. With only one exception. As I said it can read any CD or 4.7 DVD that had been burn by it, and by other burners like LG GSA 4167B or TEAC DV-W516GB.
I tried to burn DVD+DL. I had one Verbatim 2.4x certified medai an one Traxdata 2.4x. Both of theme were burned witout any problems. I made a Quality test and then saw that at going to the 2nd layer it found a big PIF Error. So when I tried to copy the file situated on last part of 1st layer and the beginig of 2nd layer it gave me error. Couldn't copy. In Transfer Test on CD-DVD Speed I received message with something like UNCORRECTABLE ERROR and it stopped from reading.
I was also capable of copying the data from the second layer knowing th efiles from there because I wrote in multisession mode.
This reading problem is with both DVDs: Verbatim and Traxdata.
I would like to mention that my system is ok, going fine and I have 80 pin cable for my ASUS DRW-1608P2S and it's working in UDMA 66 mode. So everything it's ok. Except this little readind bug.
I copied those DVDs on LG GSA 4167B and TEAC DV-W516GB without any problems. I made tests on both drives for transfer and the reading curve was just excelent !
I used for my drive 1.39 firmware and four about 4 months it had the 1.37 version and it worked fine.
Please help me with some advices. What should I do? Going back to the store from where I bought it? I'm in period of garanty of 2 years ( I bought it on last of dec 2005)
Thank you and sorry for long story and excuse my posible bad english