I bought a 32125W about a month ago and have only just had a chance to use it properly and have started backing up stuff on my HDs.
I have checked a number of CDs and many of them contain large numbers of damaged sectors. I have seen that many people have got better results by using new firmwares but if I upgraded the firmware and was still not satisfied, would Liteon be able to tell if I had messed aroung with the firmware even if I changed it back to the original? If I still get this many errors I will be sending the drive back.
Is the reason for the number of errors perhaps the media I am using? This is the information for them, they are 24 speed rated 700Mb discs.
ATIP: 97m 15s 11f
Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (Long strategy; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
Also could the errors be caused by doing too much at the same time as burning. I am usually running IE and not much else. Shouldn't smartburn take care of this?
Some of my discs are returning as much as 50% plus damaged.
Thanks for your help.
EDIT: My firmware is WBS2 and I am burning the above discs at 24X with SB enabled.