I have a Sony DDU-1612 (which I have also flashed to Liteon LTD-166S and back again) and I'm experiencing a puzzling problem.
I put the drive in my daughter's PC (was my old PC) w/ XP and PII 400 Ghz.
I've discovered the drive has problems reading/installing backed-up games burned on Fuji 40X-48X media. I haven't really tested other CDR media regarding this problem yet.
Even backups of unprotected games don't seem to work, e.g., a Nancy Drew backup. At the same time, while the drive does seem to be able to read the contents of the disc, I've now experienced installation failures, as well as not being able to play an installed game w/ the drive.
All of the above-mentioned CDRs are handled normally by a TEAC 512EB burner also installed in the same PC.
Having established this fact, I assumed the DDU1612 was defective, and replaced it w/ a new identical drive (under the guarantee policy), but guess what...the new drive displays the SAME behavior!
I have DMA enabled on both drives within the system, and am at a loss to understand this problem...I can't believe a Liteon drive could have a reading problem w/ Fuji media....!
I've pretty much decided to get rid of the DDU1612 and get a drive my daughter can use, but I wanted to check w/ the resident experts first.
Surely the chances of getting TWO defective DDU1612 drives in a row must be slim....
I would very much appreciate any help and/or suggestions!