I bought 10 Princo 1X/2X DVD-RW DVDs.
I am using 321 Studios DVD Copy Express to backup my DVDs. What I do is backup the movie using a DVD-RW and then make a copy to DVD-R using Roxio Disc Copier.
Here is the problem. When I make a copy of a DVD movie using DVD Copy Express nothing seems to be burnt to the DVD-RW or it becomes unreadable (drive indicates unrecognized format). These are all brand new DVD-RWs. There have been occasions where the movie has burned to the DVD-RW correctly but when I reuse it I end up with the same problem.
So I decide to format the DVD-RW using DVDInfo (latest freeware version). It says it formats it fine and then ejects the disc. I then go into the info menu and it shows it as not formatted! What is going on here?
Anyway, I don’t believe it it the DVD drives as it has happens on both my drives - a LiteOn 851S Dual 8X DVD writer and a BTC 1004M Dual 4X DVD writer. Both drives are running as secondary masters (no slaves on this IDE channel) in DMA mode.
Here is the real clincher DVD+RWs always work!
Are these Princos junk? Can they be salvageable?