LiteOnGuy wrote:Interesting... Did you read the disc back in the combo after you wrote it in the 52246S?.
No. I should have, but didn't. Just erased it, and made the 2 scans that are linked above.
Those scans is with the CD-R discs? Not the CD-RW discs?
No, it's the 24X RW that came with the drive.
I did some more testing with different media. Here's a scan from an Imation 4x-10x RW. It was burned from CD-Speed at max speed. (It wrote it at 12X)
And, here's the exact same Imation disc that was just erased then burned from Nero, just backing up some files on my HDD. (Again, at 12X)
I also have a 4x-10x verbatim disc, Nero only let me burn at 10x with that one. Also a backup of files from the HD. Scan here:
I tried a Verbatim 80-min "ValuLife" 1x-24x CD-R at 24x, got no errors with that one.
Don't know if the drive is actually flakey, or just needs a firmware upgrade or 2 to get the bugs out? This is my first LiteON, is this normal behavior for them? A bit flakey when new, followed by some firmware updates to make it solid?
If I had bought it locally at retail, I'd go exchange it, just for peace of mind. Since it will cost me money (and time) to ship it back to Newegg, gonna have to do some more testing. I don't like seeing it write a cd with a bunch of errors, then erasing it at and writing it again with no errors.
It's also kind of weird that there are VERY few threads on any of the common CD-R boards (the ones I know of, anyway) about this drive. I'd have thought it would be more popular.