OPTODISC OP1 DVD+RW Problems

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Hi

Just a salutary warning on Packard Bell (OPTODISC OP1) DVD+RW media sold by Dixon’s in Ireland and presumable in UK.

Basically it’s cheap 30 Euro for a back of 10, but it continually failed for me so it’s pretty useless !! (no wonder it was half price …….)

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 ….

Details are :-
Media (that failed)
Packard Bell (branded) OPTODISC OP1
DVD+RW 2.4x

Burner
TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E Firmware D.OJ
Packaged with Dell 8300 system bought May-04

Burn Software
Nero ver 6.3.1.10
Sonic Record Now ver 6.5.3
DMA On

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!!

The Ferg