The main drive I tested with is a Plextor. It did not have a problem. I will test in another drive (Lite-On and NEC) but I have to do some computer swapping before I can do that.)
On a related question, I noticed the following comment by Wendy on the CDFreaks News page:
For the last couple of years, NEC (now Sony NEC Optiarc) have produced DVD burners, probably starting with ND-455x series of drives and continuing up to the AD-717x series, which although in most parts operated within the manufacturers specification, failed to produce the performance or writing quality of its main rivals.
Does her comment mean that this 7190A drive is crap? I bought mostly NEC drives based on the reviews here (I have 3 or 4 3550As.) Now, it seems that she is saying that NEC quality took a nose dive while I wasn’t looking, so now I have a bad drive.
My luck with CD and DVD drives has not been good. I have two file boxes FULL of bad drives, including ones that I have replaced for friends. The drive in my best friend’s computer failed two years ago, I replaced it. That one failed a couple of months ago. I replaced it again. His computer is here now, and the drive is bad again. It writes disks as it should, but there is nothing on the disk. (It’s a DVDRW-IDE 16X, which appears to be a BTC DRW1016M, FW A091). While the drive is old, it has been rarely used.