Free disc space required to finalize on 5045?

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On 160GB HDD+DVD Recorder. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I just replaced the oem drive with Sony AD7200A in my 5045. It has worked perfectly for me recording +R discs till last night. I burned two movies on a disc and with a minute of free space left I attempted to finalize it. It showed almost completed 94% or something and then said “Failed.”

Do I have to leave a certain amount of free space on the disc in order for the Finalization process to successfully complete? It prepared the disc for burning very quickly and seemed to burn the movies without incident. It took about 15 minutes or so to burn three hours of video. Thx.

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Anyways, I’ve burned several more discs with complete success. It appears I’ve answered my own question. Need to leave some space on the disc to finalize.

So nice to have my 5045 running like a top again. Sweet!