I’ve recently purchased a Pioneer 111D 1.23 external drive. For the first few days it was working perfectly, not a bad disc and great quality burns.
Last night it starts having trouble and I’ve got a nice collection of coasters going.
I’ve tried three different kinds of media, Maxell 8x DVD-R, Sony 16x DVD-R, and Imation 16x DVD-R. The Maxells all burned perfectly. The Sonys were hit and miss, and I’ve yet to have a success with the Imation.
My original supply of Maxell is now gone, as are the Sonys. Tonight I bought anothe spindle of the same Maxell and none of them have worked so far.
I’ve been using Imgburn on all of them and can get logs if they would be helpful. Even though the first batch of Maxell burned fine at MAX speed, and all of the Sonys that worked were burned at MAX as well. I’ve tried slowing down the speed on the Imation but nothing has worked, same with the new batch of Maxell.
I understand the problem might lie with the firmware, but from what I’ve read it’s very diffcult to update it on an external drive, and honestly I’m scared to install it inside the PC because I’m not sure what I would be doing nor what I’m looking for.
This is driving me crazy. Is there anything else I could do or should I just give up completely?
Thank you in advance.