Hopefully a relatively straight forward question. My Pioneer DVR-110DBK cannot appear to burn DVD+R or DL-DVD+R at the moment, yet can burn CD-RW. I've not tried any other media at present, but assume it cannot burn ANY DVD media, but can burn all CD media. The spec says it can handle basically any media.
The drive appears to be correctly recognised in BIOS and Win-XP, although UDMA mode in BIOS is set to '2'. Cannot seem to change to '4' as per spec - It redefaults back to 2 if I leave the device on Auto Detect. If I try to manually setup the device in BIOS as 'Other', it does not seem to recognise it on boot up.
The DVD+R and Double Layer DVD+R media I have is some reasonably priced Verbatim 4.76GB 120min 16x Certified and 8.5GB 240min 2.4x Certified.
I've got the DVD-Writer setup as Master, with another DVD-Drive setup as Slave. The DVD-Drive continues to work fine.
The new Pioneer DVD-Writer can play Audio CDs, can play Game CDs/DVDs (apart from my original version of Fear for some reason, which works in my other DVD-Drive?) and can burn the CD-RWs too.
If I do not place a disc in the drive and simply open the 'D:' drive in Windows Explorer, I can drag/drop files ready to be written (I can right-click and choose 'Write These Files To CD'). However, as soon as I place one of the DVD+R media in the drive, these files ready to be written disappear from view and I can no longer right-click and select 'Write These Files To CD').
In the very limited documentation I got with the drive, it says that I need an 80-wire IDE-Cable for 16x DVD Writing Speed, but I assumed for now that it would still work, but at slower speed?
So given the above, anyone know why I cannot seem to write to this DVD Media?