Thanks for welcoming a noob.
So about a year and a half ago I bought an Averatec (don’t grimace) 3200 series notebook. It has actually been pretty good for what we use it for. However, I have done a fair amount of burning with it (the drive is the QSI SDW-042, which I’ve recently found out has not gotten rave reviews) using DVDShrink, Nero and Itunes. As time has gone on, it has gotten gradually slower and slower burning CD’s and especially DVD backups. Now it won’t burn a clean copy of a CD. It comes out with skips. I read in several forums today about how crappy this drive is and how many have had to be replaced.
So my question is: Do you think I need to replace the DVD drive? If so, does anyone know what would be compatible that doesn’t suck? If I don’t need to replace the drive, what do you suggest I try to correct the problem?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.