Kinda long, but trying to give all the history.
I picked up Lite-On 48246S burner a few weeks ago and I recently started making some copies. When I got it, the most recent firmware was SS06, which I upgraded to immediately. I made copies of Windows 2000 and Office 2000, Windows is a pressed disc and Office is a copy. I popped them in my work computer to test them out and it was having a hard time recognizing them. I used Verbatim Blueâ€™s rated for 16x but burned them at 32x. So I thought maybe that was the problem. The reason I burned them at 32x was Nero gave that option in the drop down list, so I thought it was OK, because doesnâ€™t Nero check the media and give speed options based on that?
I ran the CD Quality Test in the Nero Toolbox on these discs and they were full of errors, yellow, C2 I believe? The Surface Scan said every sector was damaged! So I tried burning another copy of Windows (pressed disc) at 16x, Windows seemed to recognize it but the Quality Test and the Surface Scan reported the same results. So I thought, so what they seem to work, but I ran those tests on the copy of Office that a friend made and those tests were perfect!!
Then I encountered more issues. I wanted to transfer some files from home to work so I put them on a Verbatim RW disc rated for 12x. My work comp didnâ€™t want to recognize it! I solved this problem and Iâ€™m putting it here in case it has something to do with the other problem. If I burned the data in Mode1 then problems, changed it to Mode2 and it works fine. This would be a nice solution but when you use the CD Copy function of Nero, you canâ€™t set this option.
Iâ€™m trying to make these copies on the fly from my Sony CDU5221 40x CD-ROM, so I tried making an image file first, still no good. Actually, when I try to run the Quality Test from my Lite-On drive, it frequently spins up and down and reads at like 8x or so. I made a copy at 10x, on the fly, to one of the Verbatim RW discs and itâ€™s fine!!
So whatâ€™s going on? Does the Lite-On not like the Verbatim blues? Whatâ€™s my next step, upgrade the firmware and try again? Drive bad? Before I upgraded, I used EZCD and a 2x burner! So Nero is new for me and I never tested any of my other CD’s made in the past but various Windows comps seemed to like them just fine.
Questions, comments appreciated!!