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 188.8.131.52, FixVTS etc.