Hi everyone; i'm writing these lines here because i've tried almost everything, and i still do not have a clue about what the problem could be...
I have a SONY DVD RW AWQ170A and a some days ago i started to check the burned discs with Nero CD-DVD Speed. The "quality score" of each of them was really awful, varying from an 80 to 0! I've checked discs burned also with an LG DVD burner (i do not recall the model), and the result was the same. The best quality score was obtained with a Verbatim DVD+R. The other discs where also Verbatim and TDK, all -R.
But a few minutes ago, i tried another test: i checked a CD-R that was burned with a NEC NR-7800A first with this recorder and then with the SONY DVD Burner (both at 16X speed), and the results were completely different (but both unsatisfactory).
I've also tried burning with Linux, and the result was the same.
I do not have any hardware-related problems; my pc works fine. It's pretty old, but i never had a problem:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
1GB Kingston DDR
Maxtor 120GB-7200RPM (Windows XP SP1)
WD Caviar 250GB (Ubuntu)
CD-RW NEC NR-7800A
DVD-RW SONY AWQ170A
ASUS A7V8X-X Motheboard
I can burn CDs and DVDs both in Linux and Win (I've used Nero 126.96.36.199) without any problems.
Could this be a hardware problem? Could the way the DVD burner is working affect the Disc Quality test?
Any help will be extremely appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Anibal from Argentina.
PS: I use the latest version of Nero CD-DVD Speed.