I just bought a PX-712SA and together with that a bunch of 4x DVD-R discs from “SW Technology”. After attempting to burn a data disc (~4.1GB) a couple of times and just getting the error message “Burn process failed” after approx. 80% (the Nero log is attached), I decided to ask around a bit. As a newbie to the whole DVD burner scene, I wasn’t aware that the quality of the media was so important. I thought such issues had been ironed out long ago. To remedy the situation, I just ordered a test pack containing 10 discs of varying dye and manufacturer. I intend to to some testing on these discs to see which one is most suitable for my drive. However, I have no idea how to do these tests. Here are some questions for you:
- What should I burn? Data? Video? Is there perhaps some special testing image I can use?
- What should I use to test the burned discs?
Thanks in advance.