There are several weird symptoms:
- The drive sometimes disappears from the Device Manager. I need to restart the machine to get it back.
- Loading Video DVD's sometimes takes forever (both in XP and in Vista), requiring me to kill DVDFab, Disk Management console or whatever application I'm running that tries to access the drive.
Are these symptoms common to this model (or to SATA writers in general)?
I also have a new Pioneer DVR-116DBK (IDE writer) that works fine on the same machine, well, except for excessive vibrations, but I can live with that.