I posted this on cd freaks as well in hopes to get some help .
I am at my wits end so I'm very excited to find you guys . I may be not yet completely aware of all your terms yet , but I do have an uncle who knows about firmware and he started me on an Altair in 79 . I am a musician and I do alot of burns so I'm encountering some things I need help with . I had no problems on his Plextor w/ CloneCD . Now ...
I'm on my gf's 400 MHz Power PC G3 iMac (don't laugh!) , we purchased this Lacie burner to mainly do my cd's and backup her stuff on DVD , and do some video when she upgrades her machine . I assumed a high level dvd rw could handle burning cd's .
When it reads or burns cd's it is EXTREMELY loud . It is quiet as a whisper when burning dvd's . Also this is the 3rd machine we have received from Lacie that the on/off button has not worked . Any suggestions for another external version of this burner will be GREATLY APPRECIATED ! Does TDK make a version of this drive for Macintosh / Firewire ?
HERE IS THE PROBLEM ..... in Audio mode (for cdr's) it asks for a blank , acting like it has completed the read . It then spits it out , acting like it does not read it . Then I insert a second cd and it stays in the drive until I shut down Toast (which came packaged with it) . It is not the media , the cd's work in copy mode or data mode .
Originally we ordered the 8x dbl layer and when we went to return it , they stated they were replacing it with the 16x . Fine . Problem is the 8x DID NOT give me these problems . I am afraid this software has not been sussed out , even with the upgrade to 6.0.7 . I told the Lacie tech I did not reload the Toast with the new machine , the software is working in data and copy mode , and we burned a data dvd . He indicated that would not matter .
The real problem is that I have to save it as disc image , after above problem , THEN it will burn and I didn't even mount what I saved ! It is very strange . This was not a problem on the 8x dbl layer in Audio mode .
THEN , after acting like it is ready to burn , EVERY SINGLE TIME it does not read the last track , and I have to insert the cd that contains "Track ..." , the last track . What is the problem with this ?
ALSO ... Toast Titanium 6 does not allow you to adjust the read speed ??
I also inserted a dvd my friend burned in the 16x , to test the player and possibly burn it , and it shut the entire computer down , only restarting AFTER I switched off the power strip . I thought the entire computer had been lost . Major Major bad sign . I have never seen a dvd drive do this .
The tech guy and I agreed it was the machine so they sent me another , this one has been worse . I am afraid this software is not configured for this writer . The tech guy at Lacie said I was the first person to call about the 16x dbl layer . In other words , it has not been sussed out at all . It seems they only focused on the dvd capabilities . And why the heck is it so loud in dealing with cd's ???
Thank you so much for any help you can offer . I am also happy to report I have burning on Memorex blacks for 3 years !!! Although I do not like the new version with no room to write anything on it . Where do you read on the cd as to what class it is (9?) ? Thanks again . And if anyone would like an mp3 of our music , or a cd , drop me a line !
I was extremely excited to get this burner but it has been a nightmare on the simplest of tasks .