Cendyne Lightning IV CW4802 48x16x48x (firmware 150F) - made by Accesstek and resold by others including Optorite.
Drive will read commercial and burned CD's, will read and write various CD-RW media, but has a definite problem recognizing blank CD-R's.
Under a clean install of WinXP SP1 (with IMAPI service disabled) that Nero Vision Express(supplied with the drive) does not recognize various blank CD-R media (however, ever so often it will).
Under Win2000 SP3, same problem with various programs (Discjuggler, Nero 5.5.10.x, CD-Mate, Fireburner, VCD-Easy, etc). Every so often it will recognize the blank media, and will burn the cd as expected.
Cendyne is non-responsive as is Accesstek. I understand that I should expect no help from them.
I understand that I should replace the drive with a Lite-ON, etc. However, I am stuck with this drive by my own stupdity, and wonder what I might do in any case.
1. Is there utility to force the drive to reread the inserted media without ejecting the drive. The idea is to have it reread the media say 100 times to get it to burn once (don't laugh please).
2. Anyone know of a list of acceptable media for this unit? I've read the posts on media here at CDRLabs and found it sketchy.
3. Is anyone using this drive successfuly? If so, what OS, what media, etc.
P3 1GHz HP Vectra
IDE Cable Select
Using 2nd IDE Controller set to DMA 2
I have tried master/slave combon, PIO modes, etc.
In any case thanks. For those looking at buying this unit, please reconsider.