I have had this drive for a little over a year. It burned, successfully, any media I fed it. I ran it on RedHat, 2000 Professional, XP, and Server 2003. With a recent format however to Server 2003 it will not burn on damned cd! Nero just says there’s a burn error. Clone CD says there’s an error. Every software just burns and burns and then says Error. It’s random… I’ve had failures at 99% before. I was able to burn an entire ISO once when I tried about 5 times. I’ve tried different media and everything.
The only change I’ve done to my computer RECENTLY that I thought could be the problem was install a special driver for my motherboard. I had a problem with my VIA board that wouldn’t allow me to play games or watch AVI’s. VIA came out with a beta driver saying to use at your own risk. Well I’ve uninstalled that driver just to see if that was the cause–and the burner still didn’t work.
I called Plextor. The tech told me they don’t support Server 2003 but he would help out anyways. He had me download ASPI. Instead of juts failure I’d get “Power Calibration Error.” So believing my O/S was at fault, I formatted back to XP. Same problem. Installed ASPI… Same problem again. I am now running Server 2003 again because I use it’s reliability to run a website. Does anyone have any suggestions? Will Plextor service it without a receipt or anything? The drive hasnt even been out but for maybe 2 years.