Just bought an SH-S203N from NE and it’s causing me some headaches. I have been burning images to DVD+R DL discs and although the burn is completed successfully the drive won’t recognize the disc after that. The media I’ve been using is RITEK-S04-66 and yes, I am aware that this is not high quality media The weird thing is that my old drive, a BenQ BQR-DW1670(B) can read these discs fine. If I burned the same type of disc with the BenQ at 2.4X and the Samsung reads that just fine.
Because I wanted to rule out the SATA chipset issues I connected the drives to USB ports through converters, but that made no difference. I have the latest firmware (SB01) and I’m using ImgBurn. ImgBurn will not burn at 2.4X when I set it to that but will use 4X instead. The result is the same when I burn at 4X and at 8X.
I know everyone is going to suggest different media, but I feel that if an error occurred during the writing it should either not be readable on the other drive as well or at least reported an error during the write.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.