Thanks Albert and sorry I was working from memory, but of course I should have learnt not to because my memory is poor. Then again perhaps I did learn but forgot again due to poor memory. What was I saying again? Ok so to confirm then, my old trusty iHAS model is in fact iHAS 124-19 B (not 04). Because this drive have been so solid for me, I opted for latest iHAS, but that resulted in burn rings, which I thought meant it was defective.
I can honestly say after using a large number of different drives over many years since early 2000’s, the iHAS124-14 EUV (I guess this is model ‘E’?) is the first drive where I’ve experienced burn rings after successfully burns. Any idea why some produce these rings where as others don’t, and is there anyway to identify this before purchase, certain chipsets or something, or is it just a case of trial and error? Is it possible a firmware change can avoid such burn rings, or is it just the nature of that particular drive that will remain constant? If a drive does produce such rings, is it normal for it to happen consistently, because I burned around 30 discs with the iHAS124-14 EUV before running disc quality check (stupid I know!) and all had significant burn rings. I will simply look to avoid such drives for now, but there could come a time where it will be impossible to avoid, so good idea to learn now about them now.
I just received LG GH24NSC0, only done one burn so far, but looks good. No awful burn marks, quick under 9 mins for full disc at 8x and nero speed disc quality test of 95… but there is still a problem! I use Roxio Creator Classic (RCC) to burn to three different drives simultaneously. I know ideally I should be burning to same model drives, but surprisingly current setup works well, or did until now. My third drive become faulty which is the very reason why I’m now on this quest to find a half decent new replacement.
So, issue I have now is RCC reports that this new LG has ‘different’ write speed of "8x MAX (10.8MB/Sec) compared to my other two drives which has write speed of “8x (10.8MB/Sec)”. RCC requires that all drives has same write speed in order to be able to write to them all simultaneously. Of course as you can see the actual write speed is exactly the same, but the way they are presented to RCC is different…
8x [B]MAX[/B] (10.8MB/Sec)
RCC sees this as a difference and therefore reports ‘No common speeds available’. As a result I cannot write to all three drives simultaneously as I could previously.
Is this an actual difference at drive level, or is this RCC software issue? If it’s a drive issue, is it possible F/W change could resolve this? If it is a software issue, do you know of any other reliable burners that’s capable of running one instance, and burning to multiple different burners simultaneously please?
I could of course just purchase another two LG GH24NSC0 drives and be done with it, but it would be good to understand the reason for this discrepancy as this is not the first time I’ve come across this issue.