I use a Liteon 411 with FSOF firmware, and have been using Ritek G04 successfully, without a single coaster, for the last 150-200 or so burns. A new shipment of cheaper RitekG04s arrived, but 5 out of 5 tries I got an error message during the finalizing part of the burn, and ended up with coasters! I did some “test burns” first (the part where they only test and not record) and that worked ok, but the actual burn always screwed up during the finalizing part. I was afraid my burner was malfunctioning, so I borrowed some older-batch Riteks from my friend, and those worked. Then I went back to my new Riteks, and same thing happened. I know it sounds like a media issue, but is there even a slight chance that my burner is causing the problem? The new Riteks I bought were all silver-matte top, without the Ridata logo in the middle, and has a “H5…” code in the middle clear plastic ring, and came in non-labeled light grey cake boxes of 25. I got 100 of them, so I’m not terribly happy right now.
Again, the problem only happens during finalizing… is it possible that media is causing this?