Yesterday, I was burning some data compilations using Nero (which I’ve used many times before with no probs) but found that the CD-R couldn’t be read after I’d finished the burn. It seemed that the burn completed okay, but when it tried to verify the data (this is an option Nero has) it seemed to have some trouble reading the disc.
Also, when I tried to copy the data from the CD-R back to the HDD, the time remaining started going up to e.g. 50, 120, 184 minutes and the disc didn’t seem to be spinning in the drive. The drive definately seemed to be having problems reading the CD-R and I don’t think any data was being copied to the HDD.
I tried about 4 or 5 burns, with different data, and had the same prob with all of them. Today, I found that my CD-RW can read and copy all the data from these seemingly bad burns that I made yesterday, at least some of the time. I’ve tried copying the same data to the HDD a number of times and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
Unfortunately, I’m able to copy the data from the CD-Rs to a HDD on another PC with no probs what-so-ever. Does this inconsistency, on my PC, mean that my Plextor burner is dying? Is there anything I can do, or will I need to stump up Â£80 for a Plexy Premium drive?