I recently installed this burner using a PCI SATA adapter card (SIL 3112 chipset).
It works fine in some ways; it will read CDs or DVDs (movies or data) and will burn fine too. But trying to backup DVDs causes problems. If I run AnyDVD for example, the program will hang and be “not responding,” and there’s no way to close it; stopping the process in Task Manager does nothing.
The same thing happens with DVDShrink. Once I try to “Open Disc” the program hangs and cannot be shut down. There are similar problems trying to read a disc in TMPGEnc.
And once this happens with one of these programs, the whole system is messed up. I try to open Control Panel, and I get the hourglass, the hard drive works a few seconds and then–nothing. No program will open up.
Its firmware is up to date as far as I can tell (SB00). What could the problem be?