So I’m having a similar problem to others that have posted about this unit. I have tried to do SOME of the things described but am not at all computer savy. It reads CDs and DVDs fine but wont burn DVDs. From reading the other thread on this I can let you know I’m using an 80-wire flat IDE cable with nothing but this drive on that cable and the setting on the back of the drive set to “master”, have the firmware updated to 1.03. From there I’m lost. My primary IDE Channels are both set to “DMA if available”. My secondary are both set to DMA if available also. Although on both primary and secondary the Device 1 Current Transfer Mode says “Not Applicable”
I’m running Windows XP SP2 on an Abit kv7 motherboard with an AMD Athlon xp2900 1gb RAM if that helps. Any help would be great. I’m to the point of riping the thing out and stomping on it but just can’t afford to.