So my old BENQ rebadge was giving me woes and after reading the review on here the 203B looked like a good burner. I decided to go with SATA since thats the way it all seems to be going.
Anyway, after getting the drive in and realizing that I can’t update the firmware with my onboard VIA 8237 i bought a Vantec UT-ST300 SATA card which i could update the firmware with. Everything going great so far, firmware updated (seemingly) without a problem.
Now when I try and burn a DL on the S203B through the Vantec card using imgburn it gets stuck on “Setting L0 Data Zone Capacity”, practically hanging the PC to the point I cant open anything else (which is why there are no attachments in this post).
I switched back to the onboard 8237 and I don’t have a problem with the burner, doesn’t get stuck like on the Vantec card and scans look pretty good. The issue I have with this solution is that I cant set the booktype through the 8237 either !
Should I just get a different burner ? i am probably half way to the cost of another burner in coasters at the moment so its getting to the point where I need to cut my losses (i can only fit so many coffee cups on my desk !).
BTW, I am burning on Verbatim DL’s, MKM001.