As I said: it is as well possible that your mainboard does not like the controller card. I had that problem myself once, with a RAID controller. The controller was fine, the mainboard was fine, but both together resulted in data corruption. Some time later I got to know that EPoX had published a BIOS update for the successor of my board which had a SATA controller chip from the same brand like the RAID controller chip on my PCI card, and this BIOS update should fix a data corruption issue... So that's enough proof for me: my board and the card did not work together. Bottom line: that's possible. :iagree:
If Nero's data verification turns up no error should I just assume it is a good burn and leave it at that?
Yes. If the verification doesn't find errors, the disc will be okay. Would be quite a coincidence if an error occured two times at the exact same bits.
Hm, I did not mention transfer rates, did I? :eek:
Anyway, transfer rates can't lead to data corruption.
And I don't believe in software problems, although they're possible (IDE and SATA drivers, mainboard and SATA BIOS). Looks like a hardware incompatibility.