I have an old Sony DRX-530UL (External version of 530A). I read from the posts that this particular model of drive is not Lite-On derivativ. After 18 months, it started to give me bad burns e.g. 1 in every 3 burnt recently. The burn itself all successfull except when verified with NERO after each burn, there are some sectors unreadable.
- are this sign of bad drives? or just something can be solved by EEPROM/Firmware flashing?
Now, I’ve used CDRW/DVDRW for ages but wouldn’t say I’m knowledgable as most of the people here. I decided to buy another Sony the newest 800UL, which is Lite-on 1693s (according to forum).
- If this is expensive, is there any other Lite-On 1693 that I can buy or does lite-on sell directly?