I’ve recenctly bought this drive and I’ve had a few problems burning CD-R’s. I’m not sure whether it’s the media I used, Datasafe 52X, or whether it’s the drive. After every four or five succesful burns I’d get a write error at the lead in stage.
I want to buy some more media and ideally I’d get some that is on Plextor’s recommended list, but all I can find is Verbatim at quite a premium cost. I’m in the UK.
What I would like to know is how tolerant the 708 is of cheap branded CD-R’s. Datasafe is supposed to be fairly good and is made by Prodisk which is on Plextor’s compatable list. But I had problems with it. I can get some cheap Memorex which is also on the compatable list. Should I expect the 708 to work with them?
My old 16X Plextor CD writer coped with most disks that I chucked at it and it writes to the Datasafe 52X disks successfuly.
Basically, I want to know how careful I need to be in buying CD-R media for the 708. If I have problems with other reasonable quality CD-R’s, is there a possibility of a problem with my drive? Should I get recommended disks to make sure that there isn’t a problem with my drive?