thongie wrote:I just wanted to vent my comments about this burner. I just wanted to say that this burner sucks. I bought this burner because of the reviews that it has, and it has given me a lot of problems.
For one, it doesnt read some of the burnt cds that i made with the sony cdr 48x, and I would have to click on the drive and explore it to open the disk up. Another problem that i have is that when i leave a disc in the cdr, it makes this loud ear schreeeching noise, and i thought something was caught in one of my fans.
I exchanged this cdr 4 times, thinking that the product might be defective. But, its the cdr itself, it just sucks. I really wanted this cdr so it can match my case, but o well.
So, another recommendation for a good cdr guys??
I own the same burner and have no problems whatsoever--I am quite happy with it. I am using the 67U4 firmware--I have not upgraded it to LiteOn firmware. Are you using the 67U4 firmware? Perhaps you should flash the drive to the latest and greatest LiteOn firmware if the 67U4 firmware doesn't help your problem. Your problem is indeed strange. If you can stand to give LiteOn another chance (your TDK burner is a rebadged LiteOn), try a real LiteOn LTR-52246S. If that doesn't work, try a Yamaha F1. Remember: your Sony is also a LiteOn unit. For whatever reason, this drive and your system aren't getting along. It may help if you give some more detail.
Quick question: was that Sony 48X drive (I assume 48/12/48) also in the same computer as the TDK 52/24/48? If the same computer worked with the Sony drive, it should work with the TDK drive. Be sure that the TDK drive is hooked up properly. You may have another hardware problem in the system causing the TDK drive problem, i.e. a faulty IDE cable. You no doubt have DMA enabled on the TDK drive, don't you? From what I can tell, this problem has nothing to do with DMA, but you should make sure anyway. If you have tried all of these things, that's fine--I don't know what you've tried and I'm just trying to throw some suggestions at you.