[QUOTE=Liggy;2678927]Optiarc probably only added media to their list where they expect to have a reliable quality. If you take a look at the supported media codes with MCSE, you will find a lot more media that works on this drive, but no drive can provide excellent results if you feed it with crap media.
From the supported media list, there are only a few brands that I would consider buying.[/QUOTE]
Could very well be that, thanks for your help, I’ve upgraded the firmware on my Optiarc AD-7200S drive and just awaiting some of the same Sony media that failed with the old firmware to give it another shot with the upgraded firmware. I’ll let you know how I get on.
Do you recommend any settings/software I should be using when I get the media and give it another try? With the old firmware I was using, I used IMGBurn at x2.4 where a notification came up in the log saying drive does not support x2.4 got x4 instead and this failed 4 times at x4. I hope with the new firmware it works properly.