I’m having severe problems with burning CD-R’s on my system. A while ago I sold my Mac G4 and bought a PC because I couldn’t burn CD’s with my Plextor 24/10/40A. The writing would stop after writing the lead-in, leaving a see-through hole burnt into the CD-R This problem was also occuring in the PC so it was clearly the drive which was faulty.
I bought a cheap LG 24x10x40x which could burn CD’s but had verification problems in 100% of the cases using Nero. At first I thought it were the media that was the problem, but it also happened on Apogee and TDK CD-R’s on ALL available speeds.
I upgraded from Win ME to W2000SP3 but the problem was still there.
So I figured the LG drive was faulty as well so I bought a Plextor 48/24/48A. The problems were still present. I now created an ISO image containing large ZIP files to do some serious testing on different speeds. I tested Apogee, Philips, Sony, Ricoh and TDK media on all available speeds, but still had CRC errors in 100% of the burnt discs using Nero.
I read somewhere in a forum about Plextor drives that the fault was likely to be a problem with Nero, so now I also got hold of ECDC and Alcohol, but the problems are still occurring.
I have bad verification errors on 2 different drives with 3 software packages on 5 different media. I guess by now I have wasted over 80 discs on testing, and I urgently need to make backups…
What the heck can be the problem here?? I get a message at startup about the 80 conductor IDE cable but read somewhere that this shouldn’t matter…
Could it be a hardware or software problem?
If anyone has an idea, please help!!
ECS Elitegroup K7VTA3 (latest firmware)
Plextor 48/24/48A (latest firmware)
Plextor 24/10/40A (broken drive)
ECDC 220.127.116.11 Platinum
Alcohol 120% 18.104.22.1680