Ok i have a small tale to tell.
Ok i bought this drive as it was the cheapest in a computer fair (local dealers go to these to sell there stock at trade prices or somit) so anyhow, i find one store had this for Â£33 so i thought i might as well get it as its got fast burning speeds and i think liteon can copy anything with things like clonecd and that.
Anyhow when i get back home i install the drive underneath my cdrw drive that i had already. Now the cdrw drive was set at master and new dvd rw (liteon) was set as slave. Now i know the instructions when installing said to have it as master but i thought whats really the difference between master and slave as long as there not both reading/writing at the same time. Right well anyhow so it was all installed and computer recognized it ok, i thought it was ok. I was wrong.
Ok first of all i tryed clearing files from hdd to (datawrite greytop 8x DVD -R 4.7gb oh and nero says it can only write 4.5gig why?) discs and the first things i tryed was burning some movies i have to them using nero 6 ultra. Seemed to go ok so i burned 2 copies one for me and one for bro. Now after that i used the liteon to do what i said i was going to do which was clear files off hdd so i had more space (bought it for this very reason as hdd were full practically).
Ok i started with burning some videos from my hdd to the dvd discs at 8x. Well they either burned with no errors but when it was varifying data written (had option on to make sure everything was burned ok) i had varifying errors. Now tryed again but same errors as i thought it may have been a dodgy disc. So i decided to disconect my cdrw and to make the dvd rw master instead of slave device. When i was doing this however, the case itself was very hot and so was the inside of the case and some of the metal structures. I suddenly thought perhaps its the discs getting warped when burning due to the heat. But since i now had the cdrw disconected the case doesnt feel hot anymore or the dvd drive.
Right so back to trying again. This time im using 4x with same discs as before. Now im getting better results but i am stumpted as to if its either writing at slower speed (i bought the drive and 8x discs cos i wanted to burn stuff quicker than 4x one) otherwise i could have just bought a 4x drive instead lol. If u see what i mean. Or do u think it was the temperature insdie the case that was effectingb the burning of the discs? Or a conflict with the cdrw.
Btw i still have a problem. Its when the discs have finisihed writing that when i open and close the dvd tray to see the files on the dvd it 3/4 out of 5 times it doesnt show the name of the dvd inside and doesnt show any files. Now only way i can get this to show the disc name and to see files is to open and close drive a few times or to reboot the computer with the disc still in and it usually works ok (seeing in "my computer" it shows that a disc i s in and when i open it it shows the files.)
So basically do i have a dodgy drive if so would they take it back and if they do what do i tell them as its pretty complicated to explain all this to a shop usually. Or shall i attempt a new firmware update perhaps? Or is it teh balnk media the problem or what?
Please help me. :sad:
PS on the box it says "Manufacture date: January 2005"
JS02 is the firmware version acording to nero info tool.