I just purchesed the new Sony DW-U18A. supposedly OEM version of (Sony DRU-530A) was wondering if anyone has tried this drive out. It worked flawless for the five or so dvd’s I had made using fuji film 4x dvd-r’s and some gereric 2x dvd-r’s (dont know the brand my friend gave them to me)
I experimented with dvdshrink, dvdx copy platinum, nero6 and dvdclone. The interesting thing tho was that everything was working fine until I burnt a dvd using dvdclone 1x speed on the fuji film. It was taking much longer than normal to burn even at 1x so I knew something was up.
I ejected the dvd and I tested it out in my stand alone dvd player it didnt work. Popped it back in the drive to test it on the computer and as it was trying to read the disk I heard a horrible grinding sound so I ejected it and tried putting a standard dvd in the drive that it used to read no problem to see if it would do the same. and it sure did. to sum it all up the drive stopped reading/ writing after that last burn with dvdclone. I dont know if it was the software that messed it up or if the drive just had died. I even tested it in my other pc and it did the same.
If ayone has had simular issues please let me know…
Sorry for the long post Teufel..