I’ve been skulking around this forum for a while looking for things to try. I’d just thought I would brake down and ask. :o
I have quite a few dvd-r’s on my shelf and a brand new DVR-111D. The 111D is having a hard time recognizing the disks. Less then half of them are recognized. Insert disk, windows tells me. Farts, I think to myself, all these bargain dvd-r’s are catching up with me. But that’s not really my problem. You see all the disks I tried are readable in my older drives. My failing Emprex 16x, my crappy laptop dvd drive, and even my Creative Dxr2 read the disks with no problem. The disks include HP 8x (the red label), Fuji 8x and 16x as well as Staples store brand. I keep them on a shelf in slim cases. But whatever the quality of the disks I expect my new Pioneer drive to read them better then a no name Fry’s special drive. I was hopeing that this drive was going to be my go to drive for reading back all the crappy disks I’ve made.
It also isn’t able to burn Fuji 16x disks at 16x without finding errors on verifying the disk. I’m not sure if that says anything about the drive.
I’ve tried the firmware 1.23 and 1.29. (It came with 1.19 I think)
I’ve put it on a new 80 wire ide cable. Set it to master. It’s the only drive on that IDE channel. It’s hooked up to the black (master) connector.
It’s an nforce2 chipset and I’ve tried it with the latest forceware as well as with the generic windows IDE drivers
It’s doing the Ultra DMA mode 4 thing
I’ve got a 500 watt power supply. The 12 volts is running high at 12.8 but the 5 is ok.
Just to be sure I’ve even tired it in a second computer
So is there anything there anything else I should try before trying to get an RMA, or is this normal performance for this drive?