I don’t seem to have much luck with DVD writers. I’m lucky if they last a year. Well, in fact I’m lucky if they last just under a year, 'cos then I can get them replaced under warranty
This LH-20A1S that I got at the end of June 2007 has been working fine up till today when I attempted to burn a few discs and noticed that it was struggling during the burn and when it was verifying, it was constantly slowing down.
I tried to do a TRT test on them and it does the same thing, constantly dropping down in speed and then spinning up again. Although as you can see, it didn’t get very far. After testing a few discs, including ones which I’d burnt and tested succesfully some time ago, I realised it seemed to only happen with +R so I burnt, verified and tested a -R which went fine!
Any ideas before I replace it?