I don’t understand it. I bought the TDK 24/10/40 Internal veloCD drive a year ago when it first came out and was highly highly rated.
For the past year I have experienced nothing but problems with the drive. I’ve tried reinstalling it numerous times. I’ve tried upgrading Nero. I’ve tried different types of quality on the blank media. I’ve tried using task-manager to quit out of any unnecessary ram eaters outside of systray and explorer. I’ve tried defragging. I’ve tried burning down as low as 4x speed.
What generally happens is my cd’s become coasters. Now this isn’t all the time it’s just at least 25% of the time. That’s way too high isn’t it? Oh, and forget about multi-tasking while I’m burning a cd, that’s a great way to create a coaster.
What is very very strange though is what happened recently when I installed Windows XP! For some strange reason, Nero was working. My cd’s were burning. Hell they were even burning at 24x! That’s never happened before. I could actually be playing something in my windows media player, browsing on the internet, and burning at 24X. This was unbelievable. I thought I was dreaming. That’s what I expected of the damn thing when I bought it and now, a year later, it’s finally working as advertised. And now it’s not again. I just tried to burn 8 cd’s in a row, and all of them stopped burning around the 12-25% completion mark. 8 CD’s! None were attempted at faster than 16x and two of them were attempted at 4x.
Can anyone help? Why is the freaking thing so unstable. It’s thoroughly driving me insane. I’m actually getting pissed off just thinking about it right now. I paid $250.00 for that thing.
Thanks in advance.
Edit - My computer :
IBM Aptiva PIII 500 Mhz.
64 MB ATI Radeon graphics card
16 gig hard drive