I bought a spindle of 25 Moser Baer India Pro 52X CD-Rs yesterday. These had worked well earlier on my 52246S, so I bought them again. System hardware is the 52246S, mounted as secondary slave on my motherboard. Mobo is the Asus A7N8X-X, NForce 2 chipset, using the latest drivers from Asus (1.16).
Software used was Nero 220.127.116.11. I tried to burn 700 MB in DAO onto these discs, @ 40X. Lead-in time was VERY long, but I kept waiting. The drive kept spinning up and down, with lead-in @ 22%. Then it all stopped, and gave me this error: "Error reading from PMA. Burn process aborted."
PMA is the Program Memory Area on the disc, and I found from http://www.hival.com/CD-RW-faqs.htm#6
"6. Error reading the Table of Contents (TOC) or Program Memory Area (PMA) from the CD.
Do not try and write to this CD. It has serious problems, and may have been damaged during a previous write. If this is a CD-RW media, erase it and try again."
I tried in TAO, and I got a write failure. This has happened on 3 discs so far. However, I took a disc to a friend's house. He has Nero 18.104.22.168. I burned a disc @ 40X, but it was VERY slow.. took 10 minutes.
Does this mean that the entire batch of discs is bad? I've had good experiences with MBI in the past, but hey, if these don't work, the vendor has agreed to take them back.
Do let me know what you guys think.
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