I recently bought a DW1650 and until now I’ve had nothing but very bad burns, regardless of the media used (YUDEN000 T02, TDK 003, TYG02) I always get very bad results that look like the one in the picture. Turning SOLIDBURN and WOPC off doesn’t seem to make a big difference. SOLIDBURN, if activated, will gradually decrease writing speed, between burns of the same media ( i.e. 8X DVD+R YUDEN000T02 will be written at 2.4X after the third or fourth burn) and although PO failures decrease (or disappear) along with the writing speed, there are a lot of PI failures at the end of the disk (even with high quality media burned at 2.4X).
I also scanned the disk with a Lite-On 812S on a different computer and it shows a completely different picture which I can’t explain (is it a good burn or a bad one?)
The drive is connected with an 80 pin cable as a secondary master and my pc specs are:
M/B Chipset Nforce 2 ultra
768 MB Ram
300 W PSU
Secondary slave: ASUS E616 DVD-ROM
GFX: Radeon 9700 Pro
HDD: 40GB Maxtor and 120GB Seagate
I really can’t figure what’s wrong (the drive could be faulty though so I’m thinking of returning it) so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
(I couldn’t upload images)