I'm kinda starting this thread as a challange for someone to prove me wrong because I'm actually hoping nothing is wrong with my drive, it's just this particular media:
Verbatim DVD-R 16x AZO MCC 03RG20
(I got my batch from Newegg, it's shiny surface, no branding, and I've tried discs from the top, bottom and middle of the stack)
not sure how long this search id will hold up but browse through some of the posts and see:
After having serious PO failure issues with my new DW1650 on the Verbatim DVD-R and none on the DVD+R, I started searching and apparently alot of people are having this issue.
I've now tried various speeds and various features turned on or off. All I can do is make the problem slightly better, not make it go away.
Typical example of failure:
The last disc I burnt tonight actually had a black ring in the middle of it like the drive hopped right over it and Nero never even complained back to me. If I had not looked at the bottom and then did a quality scan I would have never known!
I read that before BCFC there were issues on Verbatim but it supposedly improved the situation? Not for me!
ps. power requirements for DVD+R and -R should be identical right? I am assuming there is nothing wrong with my PC since other people have the same issue. Burners use just the +12v line right?