I just bought a Buslink 40x12x48 aka Aopen crw4048 burner and it seems to be going into standby mode after a hour or so.
http://www.aopen.com/products/cdrw/crw4048.htm lists two modes
16W or less (normal operation)
1.2W or less (stand by)
Basically if I come back to my PC after a while and insert a CD it takes about 60-90 to “wakeup” and start reading or playing the CD. Its horribly annoying.
My old burner which I removed never had the problem.
Anyway the only thing that normally goes off on my pc is my monitor, everything else stays up 24/7. The only option I found which I don’t know if it works yet is to disable APM in the system bios. I actually had that enabled(didn’t realize it), but I don’t think it was controlling anything since the computer has always run in ACPI mode. I won’t know if disabling it works until I wait a few hours. Like I said ACPI is and always has been enabled and the computer has not been running in APM mode, there was never any APM tab in power options and ACPI has always been listed in system devices. But on the other hand if ACPI telling or letting the burner to go to sleep I have no idea how to stop that since everything except for the monitor is set for “never” in power schemes.
Just wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem or if anyone knows what controls the burner going to sleep which I never want it to do. If I can’t disable this I need to return the burner.