I’ve an NEC 4550 that I’m using externally with a laptop. It’s connected via USB in a Prolific 3507 housing.
I’ve been using it quite happily for about six months, no problems, great ripping speed - burns a little slower than Pioneer, but no bother.
Lately it’s been developing some odd faults:
Recognising disks. A few times now I have to eject the disks and re-insert them for the drive to realise there’s something on the disk.
It hates DVD+R’s. It refuses to rip a good few of them.
Drive not being recognised by Windows sporadically. If the drive is switched off - like overnight, when I power on, the green light for activity will stay on permanently and Windows won’t recognise the drive - you don’t hear the ‘dah ding’ noise to say USB object connected. I usually have to power it of and on several times to get it to work.
It’s started to produce disks with read-errors. That cannot be re-ripped.
I do use Ritek G05 disks. So I’m at a loss as to what the problem is.
Any help/advise, much appreciated.