About 1.5 years ago I purchased a Lite-On LDW-851s drive from Best Buy and I’ve had problems since day one.
By problems, I’m referring to the fact that every DVD-R/DVD+R disc that I’ve written, has had problems in MANY drives. I’ve tried burning movies, data, and games on several types of media (TDK DVD+R / DVD-R, Ritek G04 DVD-R, Taiyo Yuden DVD+R).
Almost every disc I burn has problems.
What upsets me the most is that I ordered 100 Ritek Ridata G04 DVD-R’s when I first bought my drive and even after having 50 of them replaced (from supermediastore.com), I’m STILL having problems with them. Whenever I burn anything on them, the PI count is in the hundreds, etc. The discs simply cannot be read.
When I use TDK/TY, the discs seem to work OK, but still not that great. (but PI/PO counts are very low).
I’ve tried almost every firmware version available on this drive and nothing helps the drive when writing to these Ritek DVD’s. So now I have a spindle of 100 DVD-R’s being wasted… (and I’m waaay past the return policy).
So should I just try to get rid of this drive and buy something else? Could I even possibly sell this drive anywhere?
I’ve tried posting to various forums asking to trade my 90 Ritek DVD-R’s for only 50 TDK (or Verbatim, etc), but nobody is willing to help me out.
Anybody have any advice for me?