[qanda]This thread is about the LG GSA-H55N. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I bought this drive from an Amazon seller in January. It has the ability to burn dual-layer DVDs. I was using the Sonic CD-DVD burning software that came with my Dell. It worked fine to burn CDs and single-layer DVDs. The software did not recognize dual-layer DVDs.
This past weekend I bought newer Roxio CD-DVD burning software that could burn to dual layer disks, Using some Office-Max dual-layer DVDs I was able to burn several (5-6) DL data DVDs. Then (using the same media, only minutes after the last successful burn) I started getting errors that the media were bad. I attempted to burn several DVDs, each time the process ended quickly with the error. I tried burning a data CD and had the same problem. It is apparent from looking that some writing was taking place, but after varying period of time the process stopped. The ability to read from the drive appeared to become intermittent too.
I tried shutting down the machine for a while in case it was a heat-related problem, and I tried reinstalling the burning software. After reinstalling things went better - I was able to succesfully burn a CD and the DVD burned for longer, but I still couldn’t finish burning 6 gig-worth of data to a DL DVD without getting the bad media error.
Any reason you can think of that the burner would work one minute but not the next?