Just a salutary warning on Packard Bell (OPTODISC OP1) DVD+RW media sold by Dixonâ€™s in Ireland and presumable in UK.
Basically itâ€™s cheap 30 Euro for a back of 10, but it continually failed for me so itâ€™s pretty useless !! (no wonder it was half price â€¦â€¦.)
The burn consistently failed at 3.5 to 3.7 GB with a Write Error 030C00, this occurred on 5 discs (I gave up after that !!) with both Nero and Sonic burn software
Test burns with Nero yielded the same results
After lots of messing around I bought some Memorex branded media and off I went, a perfect burn at twice the speed !!
Some stories do have a happy ending â€¦.
Details are :-
Media (that failed)
Packard Bell (branded) OPTODISC OP1
TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E Firmware D.OJ
Packaged with Dell 8300 system bought May-04
Nero ver 188.8.131.52
Sonic Record Now ver 6.5.3
Media (that worked)
DVD+RW 4x Memorex (branded) PHILIPS 041
DVD+R 4x Memorex (branded) CMC MAG F01
so don’t waste your time with that Dixon’s Packard Bell crap, I certainly won’t be!!