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Burn goes fine till it finalizes to 2% then device starts clicking and i get error

 

I 18:15:20 ImgBurn Version 2.3.0.0 started!

I 18:15:20 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 18:15:20 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 681,348 KB

I 18:15:20 Initialising SPTI...

I 18:15:20 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 18:15:20 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD

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You've got an old drive, and those are pretty new 8X DL discs, that may be the problem. Latest firmware for that drive is a couple years old (as far as I could tell), much older than the media.

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I agree with donta...a new drive inevitable.

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I have a sony dru-830a brand new (cant remember why I bought it)

If I install it do I have to Install the Software that came with it ? I hate proprietary software with a passion .

Why do I think having 2 burners installed at the same time wont work?

Are sata dvd devices really better than eide , my hard drives are sata.

Just a few of the many questions floating around my brain after a hot day outside.

Sorry for the rambling patter

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The Sony drive you mention it may be brand new to you but if you have never used it and say bought it a couple of years ago, chances are Sony gave up on the firmware after a certain revision and basically said to you tough luck buy a newer model if you want the writer to support all the latest media/dye etc.

 

The drive you have might be one of their newer ones, I lost interest in Sony burners after 2.1a for my dru 500

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I have a sony dru-830a brand new (cant remember why I bought it)

If I install it do I have to Install the Software that came with it ? I hate proprietary software with a passion .

 

No. It's just another device that Windows has already installed the drivers for.

 

Why do I think having 2 burners installed at the same time wont work?

 

I don't know. It'll work fine.

 

Are sata dvd devices really better than eide , my hard drives are sata.

 

Dunno. Never used one as I'd rather have harddrives running off sata than optical drives.

 

 

Please note my disclaimer.

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On a side note...a Sony is really not a Sony, but in your case a Samsung drive.

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A little search at freaks yeilded a Samsung SH-182D.

 

810's are BenQ 1640's and I think the rest are Litey's....

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Who said LG? :doh: Lite-On. My bad. From memory, Sony stopped making their own drives about 3 years ago.

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I wouldn't waste my money on one anywhooooo. Save a buck or two and buy from who is really making the drive, it's like buying a premium branded Plextor made by BenQ for $100...just buy the BenQ for $40. Same goes for the Sony drive, I think they were going for around $80 locally or at Sony's online store or you could just go to Newegg and get a Sammy for $40.

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I wish Pioneer would get their act together. My crappy 105 is still the best drive I've ever had. Never a hiccup or complaint. Unlike the Pioneer, LG and Samsung drives I've bought recently.

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I'd like to get a new NEC drive myself, but it seems they have gone to shit as well. I really don't want a Litey, but they seem to be on top right now.

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I've got a newish Lite-On around here somewhere. In a cupboard, I think - where it'll be the most useful. :)

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Holding up a bottle of bleach no doubt.

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Holding up a bottle of bleach no doubt.

 

Dunno. It's around here somewhere. I think it's almost time to get another skip bin and toss out some of the computer stuff that just seems to accumulate. I filled a 6 cubic metre skip with computer crap last time I did a clean up. =))

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Be careful what you throw in a skip Shamus. You might have a team turn up doing some 'dumpster diving'...

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If they want to go dumpster diving for old harddrives, CD-ROMs, video cards, network cards, monitors and various other bits of unwanted crap, they're welcome to it. I drill a hole in old harddrives before they go into the bin. :)

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Or you could just box it up and send it my way....I'm sure alot of it is better than what I'm using in this 5 year old VAIO. :)

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New Burner - No Problems

 

I 11:54:59 ImgBurn Version 2.3.0.0 started!

I 11:54:59 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)

I 11:54:59 Total Physical Memory: 1,048,048 KB - Available: 710,684 KB

I 11:54:59 Initialising SPTI...

I 11:54:59 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 11:54:59 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD

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