another great tale from the banks of BenQ:
I have a TDK DVD-RW 1x-2x which is thru some usage cycles, but less then 10. I erased it in my LG (full) and put it into the BenQ which did not recognize the disc. So I wrote it in the LG again and deleted it in the BenQ.
Now, if I look at the disc, the color of the recordable area is very different between a 2-3mm ring on the inner part of the area and the rest of the disc. When I put the disc into my LG now, the LG
a) needs a long time to recognize it
b) Nero CD/DVD Speed appears to hand when one clicks the “show disc info” button
c) after a long while (LED of LG burning permanently, meaning “access”, opposed to LED dark which means “disc in/no disc in - inactive”) the window comes up idetifying the disc as DVD-RW but without any other information (like manufacturer, media code, usage, layer, …) and could not be written/erased/whatever by the LG (all menu items grayed out but a few, like “bitsetting” and “quit”)
I am now trying a second full erase of that disc (which is a pain as it takes a long time) on the BenQ, but it appears that this one has trouble coping with Minus-media?
A fresh DVD-R put in the DW1620 needs a really long time to recognize, up to a minute, and sometimes the drive just does not stop blinking. When pressing eject, the drive LED goes dark, but no eject. Opening “My Computer”, it hangs for a while, after that it is possible to eject the disc via right click.
Anybody observed this, too?