I just found out some interesting Info that I thought I would put out just for us nooobies and food for thought.
Now my Sony DRU-820A just locked up for the first time ever while I was trying to back up one of my movies. Doing it the same way as I always do, using the same media that IT likes. What I noticed different was the amount of fragmentation I had on my separate drive E: that I use to copy my files to.
The interesting part is I had just Defraged that drive BEFORE coping my files to it , I do this out of habit trying to keep my hard drive clean.
When my Sony crashed and I had to do a Hard reboot I checked my E: drive and it said it was CRITICAL . I had just Defraged it not 15 mins. before it crashed. Said it was 55% frag. The Sony stopped the burn process at 32% so that disk was no good.
I decided to do another defrag while the movie folder was still on the drive ( do this at your own risk) your program might not like a defraged movie folder, and I tried my burn again. Sony burned a perfect burn as usual.
Maybe some of us are suffering from a fragmented drive when our burners freeze up. Ck. and defrag before this happens. Now I’m wondering if this was the problem with my Pioneer 115-D.