My DVD burner is a Samsung TSSTcorp TS-H552B Firmware TS08. I used to burn DVDs on it regularly and never had a single problem. I got busy with other things and decided to take a break. I have now started to burn again but have come back to many problems. I am using the same batch of media that I was before. This drive is set as master and I have a CD burner set as slave.
1. The burn times were horribly slow.
I assumed this had something to do with the buffer levels that jumped erratically while burning. I changed my transfer mode to Ultra DMA 2 but had to uninstall and reinstall the drivers to get the change to stay. That seemed to solve the problem.
2. Burning started to fail with a report of a "write error"
After Googling, I checked with Nero InfoTool and saw that my System ASPI drivers were not configured or "didn't have a green bar." I downloaded Adaptec ASPI 4.72, and it reported my system ASPI drivers were just dandy. Confused and after some more reading, I just decided to kill them and reinstall the 4.6 versions from ForceASPI. Both programs now reported them working correctly. This solved that problem.
3. Discs burned have a ton of errors towards the end of the disc.
I tried to burn 4200mb files instead of 4464mb files and onto a different brand but still had as many errors. I changed the speed from 8x to 4x but while burning, I got a Write Error again..
I ran out of media so now I am left wondering...anyone have any other ideas?? sigh And I'm sorry, but I dont have any of the logs...I didn't think to save them..stupid moment