Reading the other intelligent threads motivated me to ask anyone out there for help with this problem. I think I'm reaching the end.
After reading the wondeful reviews on amazon.com, I purchased the NEW Plextor PX-716UF. Here it is:
I also purchased 100 Verbatim DVD+R discs. Here it is:
I have burned about 10 discs...and NONE can be read by the Plextor.
I have updated to the lastest firmware version: 1.08. Here it is:
I have disconnected everything else from the USB drives, except the Plextor.
I use the 8X discs, burn them at 8X speed or even 4x.
I use the Roxio software, add about 500MB to my project and click on "Burn."
It starts to prepare the project - it burns the project and about 30min later, it ejects the discs and says the project is 100% complete.
I put the disc back again, and it can't read it.
I click on "My computer" and click the "E" drive and hit properties, and it shows nothing.
THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME!
What is interesting - is that before Roxio hits the 100% mark, the disc ejects.
Meaning - I don't believe any formating is completed, before the disc comes out.
All I want to do is save my data - no video - just 3GB of data on 1 disc.
Has anyone out there encounter a problem like this?
Has anyone used the DRAG-A-DISC or whatever it is called? I used it once - it takes forever. And it doesn't seem to work.
How can all these discs be bad? I doubt it.
BTW - I did the self-test. The disc never ejected. It went through different colors, and after 5min or so, became quite and flashed amber 3 times.
If this is a bad drive, I'll send it back, and write a NASTY but polite review or
two on amazon.com to warn the other poor non-techies out there.
Any help would be appreciated.