I have two DVD RW drives - a HP dvd300i and a NEC 3520A. Both are attached to secondary IDE controller with NEC as master and HP as slave, they are also set to Ultra DMA mode 2. The 3520A was just recently purchased and installed. I get nothing but coasters when trying to back-up DVD movies. The dvd300i has never failed me once.
I am using DVDShrink to back-up DVD to hard drive, Image Tool to make iso, then DVD Decrypter to burn. Decrypter completes after burning with 3520A and says it was burned successfully, however, there is disc reading error when I put in DVD player? I have used two different brands of media with same end results - Philips and Memorex(DVD+R). My dvd300i has never made a coaster out of either one and always plays in all three of my DVD players.
When burning with Decrypter with Philips (2.4X DVD+R), the dvice buffer periodically falls to 0% and then hikes back up to 96%. When burning with Memorex (8X DVD+R), both buffers are all over the place, falling and picking back up. With the dvd300i, Decrypter buffers stay at 100% and everything is smooth.
I have also noticed that my drive does not read or burn as spec'd when using Decrypter. The 8X media will only burn at 4X.
Using Decrypter version 126.96.36.199 and DVD Shrink version 188.8.131.52.
What's up? POS drive? Should I be using different software? Should I be doing a different method.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.