I picked up a Liteon 812S from newegg and I’m almost convinced this sucker is DOA and before I return it to them I wanted to see if anyone knew of any issues with W98 with the 812S and nero burning Rom 6.
I could not burn any discs at first until I changed the firmware to US0Q (released 7/22/04).
My system is 750Mhz Athlon, 640Mb RAM, W98SE, ASPI 4.6, my motherboard’s IDE-1 is running a primary and slave hard drive, IDE-2 with the 812S as master and CDROM as slave (yes I tried just running the 812S with no CDROM on the IDE channel). The promise card is running a single drive 60Gb Maxtor. I have one IDE slot open on the promise card.
812S is set for DMA support. Yes it’s a 80 wire ribbon cable.
I made 2 DVDs this morning at 8x and both worked ok (data discs) they both burned w/o incident, and the data appeared on the drive when I double clicked the disc from My Computer.
I then proceeded to make 3 coasters, 2 8x and 1 4x, they were unreadable. Then I rebooted.
Now the discs I made earlier today show nothing when I click on them in my computer - the drive just won’t read them. I think this drive is busted, but wanted to see if anyone else has witnessed or heard of any problems like this.
I already have an RMA # to return it, but wanted to see what the forum thought. Any comments or “just return it” messages are ok.
Thanks in advance.