I purchased this lovely drive about 6 months ago. It has never really worked well. I have managed to burn only one DVD on it (home movie made on Pinnacle). When playing DVDs it would freeze repeatedly. Playing CDs was also difficult, it would also freeze on songs, and then you would have to quit the application playing the song.
I recently wanted to use its high speed to rip songs for i-tunes, same problem. I looked for a driver to re-install, but it did not come with a driver, only a CD with other applications (nero In-Cd etc) .I then ‘cleverly’ decided to update the firmware to A303 (from 302), now its worse. Sometimes it is not seen by my computer. On start up and shut down of my HD there are freezes. I have managed to get it to paly a CD once. Only one song and it freezes. Then it will not even spin up and read another CD.
- How do I go back to old firmware, is this possible, will it help at all.
- What was causing the original problem?
- Should I return it, IS IT TOASTED?
Pentium 4 2.4GHz
LG Drive hooked to IEEE 1394 SBP2