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Sony AWG170A - Any Issues?


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Hello all...110% new..... :teehee:


I have recently purchased a Sony AWG170A DVD?RW Internal 18x Dual Layer driver...it is fitted to an old PC I have (PIII running Windows ME)


I seem to be having nothing but problems getting the burner to burn, no matter what program I use (I'm trying to back up some DVD's)


I have just turned the PC off now because it has driven me up the wall, but tomorrow I will post the error message I keep getting when using Imgburn, something like an I/O error (already on 32).


Just wondering if anyone has had experience with one of these untis before??





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I have an NEC AD-7173A which is the same as the Sony AWG170A (NEC and Sony merged their optical drive departments to create a new company called "Optiarc") and don't have any problems burning with it in an external enclosure. It's a great drive.


First off, what media are you using (in particular the media ID code) ?


If you are using good quality media like Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim (Mitsubishi CC), then I would get a replacement drive.


However, post the log here so we can see what's going wrong.

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before you get into a discussion about this drive MURRAY in his other post corrected himself the drive is actually a Sony 120

this is from his other post its in support



"Well, I have just discovered that my unit is actuall a DW-Q120A,arrrrr. I need Pyr2 or pys3 but I can not get hold of it anywhere tried the The Firmware page but Sony do not have it"

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