Sorry, didn't know where to look to see if other users have had similar problems.
Just installed a GSA-4163B and was backing up files to it, noticed some problems.
First problem: using Windows Explorer on W2K SP4 to move files from HDD
to (Maxell) DVD-RAM in GSA-4163B. A few times an error would pop up,
in W2K event log it's Event ID 50, Source Cdrom "Lost Delayed-Write Data";
here's the dialog box that popped up:
| Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the
| file <full path to lost file>. The data has been lost. This error may be
| caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection.
| Please try to save this file elsewhere.
What I found distressing was that the file is gone. No trace of it anywhere. I had heard that DVD-RAM had error checking and so was
safer for backing up, so was disappointed to see this happening. Most
reliable workaround is to do copy instead of move, then check to make
sure everything's actually been copied.
I know that there's some related problems out there:
but nothing to specific to DVD-RAM or DVD rewriters in particular; this
machine has been very reliable for a couple of years moving data around
and was wondering if anyone else here has had similar issues with losing
files when moving from HDD to DVD-RAM in the 4163?
Thanks for any suggestions!