[QUOTE=geno888;2131137]Welcome to the forum
Too bad DL media have a… “little” problem: all brands except Verbatim are crap. Moreover, if you use [B]DL -R[/B] discs you risk to create a media that your standalone is not able to read at all, so you must use DL [B]+R[/B] discs changing booktype in ROM to get the maximum compatibility.[/QUOTE]
Good to know that about Verbatim disks. I’m not sure whether I have DL +R or -R but all the DVDs that I was able to burn successfully played fine in my standalone. I don’t understand the part about changing booktype. Given that the first ones worked is this an issue?
My suggestion is to use only Verbatim [B]DL +R[/B] discs, and if you want the best software I suggest ImgBurn (it’s free and not bloated with a lot of useless features like Roxio or Nero).
I wish I had known about ImgBurn before I bought the Roxio burner.
Another thing you must check is your PSU. LG drives are rather picky with the power supply, and if your PSu is not enough stable the drive is not able to work correctly. Don’t check only the total wattage of the PSU, but also its reliability. Usually the “el cheapo” PSU are not exactly a good choice, because are not able to supply enough power to the system even if are rated for a high wattage.
Do you think the power supply in the Dell would not be up to the task? Is there a reason to believe that the PS would have gotten me through the burning of several DL DVDs before causing problems? I wonder if temorarily unplugging the second CD drive and/or second hard drive would relieve the demand on the DVD burner so that I could successfully burn more discs…
I hope that this can help