I have an Optiarc AD-7560A burner. Recently, it's started giving me quite a few problems. It refuses to write at speeds greater than 2X. It used to write at 4X in the past, but now anything faster than 2X and the burn process fails at lead-out, leaving behind an unreadable disc.
If I DO manage to get a disc burned, that same disc is unreadable. It started off being unreadable on this drive alone, but now it won't read anywhere.
I got this drive as a replacement for the Matshita UJ-850D which came with the laptop (that was a piece of crap) and it worked perfectly well for the last three months. I don't know what's wrong with it. Can anybody help me out? I'd be very grateful.
I use a Packard Bell Easynote MZ36 laptop, with a Core Duo 1.8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, running Vista Home Basic. I use Nero Burning Rom (v 9) and ConvertXtoDVD to burn discs. The abovementioned problems occur with both programs.
One more thing - the original Matshita drive gave similar problems (worse, actually) and that's why I dumped it. Could it be the fault of some other component? I ask because this is the second drive to give me issues.
Thanks in advance!