…After buying a Sony DW-U18A and having some challenges with it, I started reading all I can on this website for some answers. Maybe someone would be kind enough to answer them for me:
If the U18A is a rebadged 812S, why are there separate firmwares for them? The 812S has about a half dozen or so versions and the U18A has one. Who writes the firmware?
I tried cheap dvd’s from Staples and Office Max without good results. I then said why not buy Sony media, that should be compatible. Bought a box of 10 DVD-R, 10 DVD+R and 5 DVD-RW. With the DVD-R, one disk out of 10 was not recognized. With the DVD-RW, I used dvdinfopro to try to format the disks. They all went through the erase phase and then went into formatting. Was done really quick with the format. After formatting them I would put them back in the computer to see if they were formatted. It said they all were. I then tried to use PowerQuest 7.0 backup on my machine to the RW media. Said there was no media in the unit. I looked at it though dvdinfopro again and now the disks were not formatted. What the heck is going on here?
It’s very frustrating not being able to get a handle on this. Any help would be appreciated along with any additional info you can think of.
Thanks in Advance