CameraMan wrote:I wish there was some way of knowing what type of discs yer getting before you open the package.. arrg!
There is...buy Taiyo Yudens!
The drive is probably just a bit picky about the media. I've had drives that wouldn't burn some PNY discs at any speed, and another that burn them great. TY's though seem to be a near-universal constant for great burns.
So far, I know of only two retail brands you can pick up that are TY's:
FujiFilm - ONLY if "Made In Japan" - These are getting hard to find
Maxell CD-R Pro - Only the Pro's, and they are expensive. But they do have a nice scratch resistant layer on 'em. Nice for the "important" stuff.
Or just buy 'em online from Meritline, Rima, or Allmediaoutlet.
Soon to be proud user of Mandrake 10 (again!). SuSE 9 sucks!