I’ve recently discovered that my DVDRW (LiteOn SOHW 832s 8x DL) has been
burning BAD corrupted data.
I got it from Amer during the 2004 olympics (aug?)
It seems to be quite random which bytes are corrupted.
I got Nero to verify the disc and it failed that.
I did a binary comparison with Beyond Compare and that brought up plenty of
differences with the source files and the files on the DVDR.
The corruption occurs on four different media types, a TDK 8x, Imation 8x,
and Ritek 8x. All +R, as well as a 4x TDK -RW.
Of about 190 15mb files written to each disk, anywhere between 20-50 files
on each have corruption.
To rule out Nero, I tried other free DVD writing software, and they too came
up with errors.
I ran KProbe2 on the DVDRs and they didn’t come up with any PI error rates,
and only 1 or 2 PIF error rates. So it seems the media is actually fine when
it’s being read back. But just the actual DATA on there wasn’t written
Has anyone had this experience? I’m just worried that it might not be the
drive, and when I spend $80 to replace it, that doesn’t solve the problem.
Amer, any chance it’s still under warrentee?
This would be the 2nd of 3 optical writers I’ve purchased that bummed out
about a year after purchasing it.