I just purchased this drive and have two problems.
So far every data DVD-R I've tried to burn has ended up a coaster. It seems to burn fine, buring programs say it's a success, and looking at the disk something has definitely been burned. But when I try to open the dvd, there doesn't seem to be anything on it. My dvd drive says there's no disc inserted and the q30a sometimes recognizes there's 2.4 gig worth of data on there, but no files show up in windows explorer, and sometimes causes it to hang.
I've tried several burning programmes, and the lowest possible writing speed.
Secondly, while looking at these forums for help, I saw there was new firmware out, so I downloaded the YYS6, and the liteon YS0W firmware. When I try to update to either, the update program comes up with the Error message 'unable to update firmware, please contact your vendor'.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.