I bought two lite-on SHM-165H6S drives, the first one acted like it was bad so I bought another so I could return the first one.
The second one acts just like the first one.
I installed the drive, Installed the nero software that came with it, which installed the lightscribe service.
I printed a disk or two and then it started printing them incomplete. The entire outer edge was not burned.
I then went to lightscribe.com and the latest update, and even updated the drives firmware. Still does the same thing.
Then I though it was my PC that was the problem, so I put the drive and everything else into another computer (both XP with plenty of power), it did the same thing. ALSO this second pc would crash every time i tried to open any explorer based app like my computer, my documents, control panel, etc.
It’s hard to believe that two new drives are bad.
Anyone had similar problems? Or should I just return them both for another brand drive?