Ok, I’ll start with what I have. Ricoh RW5240A DVD+R/RW burner. I am trying to burn using Nero6. Now, the problem. I recently began having a problem reading my burned DVD’s. I use them quite a bit to store back-up files. I am now, almost completely unable to load any burned DVD I have made. So far, out of the 30 I have, only 2 have worked. One was the exact same type as the others, while one was just a little different. ALL the disks are Memorex DVD+RW 2.4x. What I can’t figure out is why I can open anything. When I insert one of the disks the work light on the drive just flashes and nothing shows up in “My Computer”. As far as the read issue, thats it, other than the fact that I pulled out a brand new disk that matches those that don’t work, burned a test, and well, it’s readable. What the hell?
Ok, the write issue. Not as big of a problem as I think it is purely a write speed thing. I have a stack of Memorex 4x DVD+R’s that just won’t work. This may be related to the read problem now that I think about it. I have the latest firmware for my drive that allows it to burn the 4x. Using nero, I go through the steps, and everything goes great. It completes the burn and even verifies the files. However, with these, when I open the drive, well, it’s blank. I use DVDinfo Pro to check stats on the drive and it tells me the disk only have 1mb on them…um…no, I filled the thing.
So anyone have a clue? I really don’t want to have to get another drive.