Compatible Internal DVD Burner

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#1

Hi, all.

I have an IDE DVD burner that came with my Dell. I believe it’s an LG product; it says HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B. When I try to copy data off DVD-Rs burned on it to my other computer with an NEC ND-3550A burner, I get an error message saying: “Cannot copy [file name]: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).” I believe this is a compatibility issue as hard-pressed DVDs seem to work OK on the second machine as well as DVD-Rs burned by its own drive.

My question is: “Is this something I can improve by switching to a more powerful burner?” I heard Taiyo Yuden is possibly the best media at the moment, but I am not familiar with the burners. I would guess another LG drive could be more compatible with my Dell one, but I’m not too sure.

If anyone with a similar experience could offer feedback, I’d appreciate it very much. :slight_smile:


#2

In this case it could be you’ve bad or low quality media. TY media is one of the best media available, that’s right. But if you’d like a new burner there shouldn’t be any problems. Try to feed your actual drives with some TY and see what happens.


#3

LG’s burners are usually good quality, but they really want quality media. You can’t be wrong with TY or Verbatim :wink:
If you don’t want to order online, you should take a look at the big Taiyo Yuden thread in the Blank Media subforum to learn how to get genuine branded TY and how to tell real TY from fakes.


#4

I’ve been using Maxwell DVD-R. I guess it’s a mere crap. At any rate, thanks a bunch for helping me out here, guys. I didn’t have a clue there are fake TYs. I’ll check out the thread and make sure to buy from a reliable vendor when I order. :slight_smile: