Bought the above drive a few days ago from DABs. Basically had problems from the start. The drive seemed to be very read sensitive. It just would not read any disk, unless I gave them a good wipe first (My other DVD drives, are less fussy).
Now, the main problem I have, is after I copy a DVD, the copy plays fine in a DVD player (Movie), It plays/reads fine in other DVD PC drives (Sony, Emprex, etc), but, and this is the strange part, will not read on the Optiarc (which has just done the burn!).
The Optiarc cannot read it’s own burns, but other drives can. This is a bit like not being able to read your own hand writing, but everyone else can!
What’s going on? If the drive was really faulty, would other drives still be able to read it’s copies/burns?
I’m thinking of buying another one of these from DABs, just to compare them, and then send the original one back if the new one works fine (e.g. reads it’s own burns).
Firmware 1.11 / Media: Ritek G05 / Burning software: NERO XP / NERO LINUX / K3B LINUX.
(XP SP2 / Fedora Linux (2.6.18 Kernel) )