I just installed a new LTR-48125W burner (48x12x48). Firmware is VS06.
Every single data CDR I have burned with it has errors according to Nero’s CD Speed program (v1.00). Both the CD Quality test and the Scandisc test come up with errors. Up to millions of errors on the quality test depending on the brand of CDR I use. The better the brand the fewer the errors, but errors just the same. The only speed I can burn at, with no errors, is 4X! I haven’t tried an audio CDR yet but it will probably have erros too.
It appears the data is OK on these discs according to a few dataverification programs I ran them through. However, depending on the number of errors, it can take what seems forever to read a disc. The drive spins fast then slows down to a crawl. This can go on and on.
I had a Yamaha drive before the Lite-On. It was a 21000EZ. I ran the Nero CD Speed program against the CDR’s I burned with it and they also had tons of errors on them. Does this imply that something other then my new drive is at fault? Or was the Yamaha drive faulty too?
I am running XP Pro. I have a VIA chipset with the latest drivers. I’ve tried all arrangements of master/slave, primary/secondary. I even ran off of my Promise Ultra100 controller with no luck.
Is my drive bad or am I missing something?