Man: Nov 2005
So I have had the drive for about 2 years now and about 2 months ago I started getting problems with it.
1st it wouldn't burn discs anymore. DVD DL, DVD SL , CDs whatever it wouldn't burn anything. I would get the burn ready in Nero and hit burn and it just opens the tray saying "please insert disk.
So I tried getting new USB drivers for my board and trying different USB ports. Nothing worked. The drive had been working fine up until then.
So about 2 weeks ago I did a wipe and reinstall of windows, so I figured I would give this thing another go. Needless to say it still is not working. I have even tried it on different PCs and it still doesn't want to work.
So as of right now it will not burn nor read anything I put into it. Normally I would write it off as a bad drive.
However it seems all the Nero tests and drive utilities I run come up with nothing and as far is the programs know everything is working fine.
What gives? Anyone run into problems like this? Why would a drive just stop working? Is it just a crappy drive model?