[qanda]This thread is about the Memorex DVD Double-Layer Recorder. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]h'lo all, first time here. and all I can say is...
Yikes!....Help!...I'm really stuck....
About 4 months ago, the disk, a Memorex DVD+R DL, was successfully burned on my G5, using 10.4.11 for burning. And I was able to mount and read it a couple of times. It's a data-only archive disk of old files.
Over the past month, I've acquired a MacPro 2.8G 8-core (10.5.6) and a MacBookPro 2.61G Core Duo (10.4.11). And this disk will not mount on any of these 3 machines...not the MPro, not the MBPro and not the G5 that it was originally burned on! All 3 machines yield the same result...they kick the disk back out with out any messages..."error" or otherwise. There doesn't appear to be any significant scratching or degradation on the disk.
I've searched the net for a "Mac DVD data recovery" program but;(a.) haven't been able to find one....they're all PC and (b.)don't really see how any software app could "deal" with a disk that won't even mount!
I've had a look at the "upgrade the firmware" options, but it would seem strange that the firmware would be the problem on all 3 different drives.
I've taken the disk to a "pro" disk cleaning place, but no luck. I'm down to believing that the file structure (directory, etc.) is messed up on this disk, but I really need those files that are readable.
I'm down to contacting a Pro Data Recovery company, but that'll be expensive!
So any and all suggestions will be HUGELY appreciated!