Problem with LG GSA-E10L?

Hi there

I’ve been using an LG GSA-E10L external usb 2.0 DVD writer with great success over the past few months (writes HP 16x DVDR in not much more than 5 minutes) but whenever I try to write RiDisc 8x DVD-R (CMC MAG.AE1) it dies at the same point on the disc with a Nero “Focus or tracking error” (Nero log appended). This media works fine in my other drive (Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-830S) so is this just a case of incompatible or cheap media?

The reason I ask is that I found an old thread on some LG drives that suggested there were a bunch of faulty drives around that showed this symptom, and I was wondering if I should get my hardware checked whilst it’s under warranty.



Toshiba Satellite L10 Notebook
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-E10L external USB 2.0 (Firmware GSAE10L_LE07)
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-830S

Windows XP SP 2
DVD Fab HD Decrypter
DVD Shrink 3.2
ripit4me, DVD Decrypter, FixVTS etc.

i’d start with different disc. media guide.

The burn errors out because the burner cannot even recognize the media!
So, go with the advice from [B]troy512[/B] first.
Also, this should be fixed:

Physical memory : 494MB (506288kB)
[B]Free physical memory: 52MB[/B] (53648kB)
Memory in use : 89 %

Thanks for pointing out the memory issue to me; is it normal to have this little memory remaining in XP with only one application running and all Anti-Virus etc. shutdown? Maybe I’m showing my age (my first PC had a 20Mb HD and 2Mb RAM!) but surely half a gig should be enough for one app; or is DVD writing especially memory hungry?

Damn I miss my all SCSI system; I could burn a CD and play Quake 2 at the same time and I never made a coaster.



SCSI still rocks.

Burning needs performance and mem a lot, mostly.

Check out imgburn, it great!