I recently bought a DW1610, which I put into an external ADS USB 2.0 case. Using Nero 184.108.40.206, I’ve had a run of bad results when backing up data onto DVDs. After burning, 20%-40% of my attempts result in an error in Nero’s verify stage.
I’ve tried this with Kodak +Rs, Memorex +Rs, Verbatim -Rs. I’ve dropped the speed from 4x down to 2.4x. I’ve upgraded the drive’s firmware to B8K9. I’ve tried different USB cables. I’ve tried running the drive directly off of my laptop’s USB 2.0 port rather than through a USB 2.0 hub. Nothing is helping.
I have very little confidence in this burner now. Is it a dog, or is there something I should do differently?