[qanda]This thread is about the Asus DRW-1814BL. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]After having purchased a 5-pack of Verbatim DVD+RWs (with SERL), I find them randomly problematic to read data from - regardless of method (UDF etc.). The system freezes upon accessing the DVDs. This is a delay, however and the system resumes tasks upon ejecting the tray. I managed to gain access to the media, but it requires a long wait (~10min). This is sometimes indefinite.
I was wondering whether I could bypass the standard aspi interface for low-level/alternative access. I tried ISO Buster, but I have to get override the access somehow, so the program won't be forced to wait.
I updated the firmware, which yielded no difference for read access. I won't know that it made a difference until, I can access the DVDs to format them, though.