I’ve been messing with the SOHw-832s that came in my eMachines T3256 for about two months now. I am trying to back-up movies and keep getting bad burns. Occasionaly good ones, but usually bad. The movies skip and pause when played back on both my Samsung 841 DVD player AND the PC using the 832s as the player. The files burned to the hard disk play without errors.
I am using Nero to burn (came with PC) onto Verbatim 8X rated DVD+R media at 2.4x. (MCC003)
I have used flashfix to allow me to upgrade the firmware of the drive from VTS3 to the VSOG firmware posted by Liteon from Feb.
I have checked the burst rate as sugggested in the FAQ and got 26…
the Kprobe2 scans for PI/PIF seem really high. i.e. PIMAX=53 AVG=0.59 TOTAL=1009. PIF MAX=53 AVG=.11, Total=1894. Often, these values are higher.
Computer is AMD 3200+, 512MB RAM, 160GB HDD, and the aformentioned SOHW-832s.
Any words of wisdom?
Thanks for the help!