I bought a Sony DRU-190A during the BF sales at Staples. I bought it to replace an old Pioneer 105 internal drive and external Plextor drive I had. 1st thing I noticed was that it took a long time just to format (quick erase in Nero) a DVD-RW. The disc was quite scratched so I bought some new Memorex 4x DVD RWs (even though the Plextor had no prob quick erasing and writing to the scratched disc). The Plextor took approx 3 min. & the Sony 30+ min. This happened a few times but then the Sony began to do quicker formats, I think this is when I started using Ulead instead of Nero.
The files I was trying to burn were DVD content files (AUDIO_TS & VIDEO_TS) that I downloaded from various bit torrent sites. I was able to burn a few more DVD-RWs and DVD-Rs but then ran into another problem. I forget which DVD content files I was trying to burn but Ulead was taking forever & eventually gave an error â€œFailed to burn data onto the disc. Error (0x800415D) DVD+R SPTI-2A-02-03-00-00â€. I tried again but got the same error.
Then when trying to burn DVD files that according to Ulead only required 4.30GB and 4.70 was available on the DVD+R in the Sony drive I got an error that there was not enough space available on the target disc and insert another and retry. I inserted another 4.70 DVD+R & got the same error. For poops & giggles I inserted a 8GB DVD+R DL but this time the drive spun for over 40 min. before I tried to close Ulead. I ended up closing Ulead via Task manager. I did get a program not responding message that let me finally close it.
Any idea whatâ€™s causing these problems? Is it the drive or Ulead or both? My Nero was an eval version and has expired. Is there any freeware available that I can use to burn DVDRs w/the AUDIO_TS & VIDEO_TS and their contents? Also, is there a freeware video player that will allow me to play these DVD files while theyâ€™re on my hard drive.
Also, should I flash the drive over to the Lite-On 20A3P? Whatâ€™s the benefit of this? Thanks!