Yeap, that's what I said, a NEC ND 3540 is 46$ at Zip Zoom Fly.
Zip Zoom Fly don't have the Asus 616P2, anyway, I like trying to buy everything from one place, saves on shipping.
The 50 Pack Verbatim (95058) 16X DVD-R Media 4.7GB Blank DVDR Discs in Cake Box, $0.71 Each
Can we say "Ow"? But... That's 16x and it's Verbatim, stuff lasts for bloody ever. I have some cd-rs, DataLifePlus, I can still read that I burned back in the late 90s on my first cd burner, a 2x Yamaha. So, yeah, it's a wise investment.
<looks as the burner burns another dvd-r> Interesting, the rom upgrade (Used the LiteOn upgrade, made my DW-U18A into a DRU-700A ) also effected the LED colors. It used to blink yellow while writing, now it's a solid red. We'll see if the ROM upgrade *and* cleaning it out, plus a few other small things, will fix the issues enough I can get the important stuff burned off and saved. Definately will get the NEC 3540, the price is right, and it's recommended. Plus it's a speed and DL upgrade. But if it fails, I'll start a new subject and ask about any other reasons, besides a dying drive, that'll cause the issues I am exp. Thanks again all!
I would take a NEC 3540 or 4550. NEC 3500 and 3520 is "to old"
The Asus 616P3 can read DVD-RAM, AFAIK. If you don´t need it a 616P2 is also good for you.
I´m not a fan of Ritek G04-media, better look for Verbatim-media
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Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.