I purchased the DRW 1008IM DVD+/-RW Drive a few days ago. It was a bit buggy at first with writing DVD+R media (took around 30 minutes), but after I changed the secondary IDE settings to UDMA, that problem was solved. The drive, however, does not recognize CD-R or normal CDs of any kind, not even those that I got bundled with it (Nero and Cyberlink). When I try to burn a CD, I get a “drive not ready” message in CDRWin and in Nero it tells me I need to put media in the drive, even though there is empty media in it.
I have updated firmware, didnt change anything. Any suggestion to what I need to do? Or do I have a faulty drive?