I installed Nero InCD and I’m trying to get it to use a DVD+RW with my Samsung SH-S162L drive.
It formats the disc just fine, but every time I try to save something it keeps spinning up and down, and locks the computer for a second or three every time.
This is very annoying. Not much for the noise, but because it makes saving stuff from the web very irritating. Every file saved keeps me from surfing for as long as it takes the drive to do its thing, and while it usually takes, oh, maybe 2 seconds, sometimes it takes rather more (it’s taken about 10 once).
Is this normal? I don’t mind the drive spinning up and down repeatedly, but I can’t believe the computer needs to freeze in the meantime.
Also: after a while I gave up and erased the DVD+RW. Since the DVD was new I could see the color difference between the burned and free parts, and it looked like it had been burned up to about half of its diameter
But I only saved a few text files, some pictures and two short movies.
That’s got to be at least 1.5 gigs… is this normal UDF formatting procedure or is something amiss?