I mainly use Nero, I installed the latest update to it today. I tried all the tricks with the windows IDE, I even installed the SIS ide drivers (my mother board is abit sa7). nothing helped.
I think I'll give up, I saw that the drive worked ok on the other computer (with UDMA). So it is likly that the drive isn't the problem. It works OK
(with multi-word DMA (16Mb/s) at all burning speeds) on the computer I want it on. maybe, If i'll find an extra 80wire IDE cable I'll try to connect the drive with it. right now I tried different 40wire cables, at it didn't make any difference.
About the firmware, I always forgot to mention. the drive came with the latest version 1.0f.
anyway, I'm out of ideas, I don't want to mess up my uncle computer with juck... so I won't install the drive there. I think I'll just leave the drive as it is.
Thank you all, very much for all your advice. you've helped me a lot.
UDMA1 is 25Mb/s and UDMA0 is 16Mb/s.
when I use the nero scandisk feature to check the writing quality, is acceptable to get some yellow dots??? (about 0.5%)