I seem to have trouble with DVD+RW media and my 2 NEC drives, a 2520A and a 3520AW. The behavior is as follows:
When I insert a blank disc, it is usually able to load. But sometimes, when I insert the disc, the drive light never goes out and I can’t access the drive. The only thing I can do is an eject.
Then if I am able to load the disc, and do a burn, I almost never can load the disc into the drive again, the light will just never go out. The burn is fine, however, because I can play the disc on my set-top DVD player.
I have had both drives on 2 PC’s and in an external USB 2.0 enclosure and they exhibit the same behavior, so I don’t think it is something with the PC.
The media I have tried is Memorex (RICOHJPNW11) 2.4x and Maxell (INFODISCA01) 4x.
It would be nice to be able to use eraseable media, because I play around with home video and I like to be able to re-use my discs. These drives work fine with a variety of +R media I have tried.
Has anyone else observed such a behavior?
Thanks for any help.