I just bought the Asus DRW-24D5MT. It came in a retail box, with CD including software.
I recorded 2 or 3 DL DVD’s without any problem, but my last 2 went to the garbage.
This is how it went down: i burned a 6.5 GB file into it, at 4x, and i noticed some “breaks” while recording.
The application i use shows how many MB have already been recorded, and it’s value is constantly incrementing (as it should), but then i heard some noise, the count stopped for a second or two, and then it restarted normally. This happened 4 or 5 times.
The burning process went to 100%, supposedly fine, and ejected the disk after the burn.
To my surprise, when i look into the back of the DVD, i noticed that the disk was barely written on 30% or 40% of the disc surface. Needless to say when i try to read it it shows nothing.
- I’m using BurnAware Free: for years it never gave me any issue recording CD’s/DVD’s
- When i go to Asus website i can’t find any firmware application or binary to update my firmware. i THINK it is on v2.0 (i used Opti Drive Control to see)
I’m specially p***ed off because 1 month ago i had bought the iHAS 124 F (or something like that) and after recording maybe 10 DVD’s the drive became faulty and i returned it.
And now i invested in this Asus and he sends me DVD’s to the garbage.
Thanks in advance