OK, so I tried to burn my first BD-R today and after creating an image file with imgburn i opened Nero DiscSpeed, set 4x recording speed (I am using Verbatim 4x BD-R inorganic).
To my surprise it started burning at 1.8x and stayed there, the buffer was locked at 50% and the drive stopped burning at about 3GB out of the 23GB image.
Then I try to do a transfer rate test with a perfectly readable DVD-R and the test hangs up at about 2/3 of the way.
Then I try to create an image of a DVD-video in Imgburn and the process hangs up at 29%. I force the Imgburn to shut down and now my drive is locked, it won’t eject the disc…
I have a feeling that my drive is toast and I need to RMA it. Is there anything else I can try before returning it? Could there be a conflict with my other burner?