OK, so I just realised after another two coasters that my writer is FUBAR.
21:38:51 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
21:38:52 Failed to Write Sectors 1896768 - 1896799 - Write Error
21:54:01 Retry Failed - Invalid Address For Write
21:54:01 Failed to Write Sectors 2072672 - 2072703 - Write Error
This is on Verbatim 16x DVD+R discs with a BenQ DW1620. This isn't the first time I had a writer break down on me, actually, I'll show you:
1st CD-writer: Philips 3600. Worked like a charm for hundreds of discs. 2x burning yeehah !
2nd CD-writer: Plextor 820. Died in a week, replaced by 8220. Burned hundreds of discs.
3rd CD-writer: Plextor 8220. Got replaced pretty early because 8x burning was slow as hell than.
4th CD-writer: LiteOn 52x, I still have this one.
1st DVD-writer: NEC 1300A: burned more coasters than playable discs. Worthless.
2nd DVD-writer: BenQ DW1620A: burned about a hundred DVD's/CD's and now puts out more coasters than playable discs.
Also bought a Pioneer DVD-ROM once that also died within a month or so. This has been on various PC configurations, with various software and various writing tasks. So I'm ruling out another problem than the drive itself...
Is it me or am I just picking out the crappiest drives on the planet ?
So, again I am faced with finding a "good" DVD-RW. Problem is I use special face plates which stick on the drive so I hope I can find one again. Which drive:
A. is the most reliable
B. writes good quality discs
C. is the most reliable
D. has very good reading capabilities
I'm really sick and tired of always getting coasters when you actually need the thing. Can someone advise me drives that are reliable ? I've had almost every brand and had more bad experiences with them than I can handle...