I just purchased this drive at bestbuy (i work there, and couldn’t pass it up. i got it for 30 bucks :))
however, im having some problems with it. i dont know if it’s related to my computer or to the burner itself.
i installed it, replacing my old broken cd-rom. the computer reads it just fine, no problem at all. the read speed of dvds isn’t that bad, but not quite as far as my other Plextor 8x external burner (downstairs, on the other computer).
i only use TDK media (DVD+R 4x). the plextor drive burns them at 8x, which i dont think the liteon is supposed to do. that’s fine with me. however, the liteon burns at like 2.4x, even when the setting is set to 4x. im using roxio cd copier to burn .iso files on both computers. the one downstairs burns my dvd images at 8x in about 8 minutes, while the liteon takes about 25 minutes for a burn, at about 2.3-2.4x.
do i need to download some upgardes or update the drivers?
my computer setup is:
amd 1500 (yuk) - 1.13ghz
256 ram (i think)
i just recently formatted/reinstalled windows so i dont have any junk or viruses on my computer (at least not yet. heh).
i’ve burned about 40dvd+r’s on the plextor, without a single bad burn. the liteon has produced 2 bad burns already, and i’ve only burned like 10 disks on it.
what do you think the problem is? is it just my computer? i will be upgrading to a p4 in august, hopefully that will solve it.