A week old and I think it is a POS. I have been a comp geek since the 80’s, never encountered such a mess as burnable DVD. I don’t think I ever made a CDR coaster execpt when attempting to overburn. Or doing a bad underburn.
Now I got a poor burn with the included TY dvd R+ disk. A poor burn with the included -R disk.
Then I bought some Benq +R disks. (Daxon) some ok burns (but mostly only at 2.4X) but many coasters, and disks that failed to read just putting them in the drive (no chance to burn). I went to burn something and had 4 in a row fail, so I returned these.
Next bought the most expensive made in Japan disk I could find, which was Maxell -R (TYG01). Mediocre burns, fourth disk verified, but scanned with big chunk of PIF of over 100. None of the burned Maxell disks work at all in my liteon 163 reader. Man what a minefield. I am pretty disgusted with poor QC and standards.
I have tried the various FWs up to CG2B, now back at VS08, but all pretty bad. I am at work so I can’t post scans right now. But can later if you are interested. I have posted some in the past if you are that interested.
I don’t think I have one burn that will do a reasonable clean read without dropouts, but my friends burns on his plextor look great on my drive.
I can still return this burner for something else. Is there something that just works and doesn’t coaster every 4th disk?
Are any of these alternatives better: They are more money,but I don’t care:
The shop I bought this at has these:
Keep in mind I have some DVD-R TYG01. I realize media needs to match the burner unfortunately.