kpassman wrote:I've tried all your help but i figure it's the burner so i'm thinking about returning it........
I've had the same bad experience with Benq. I got a drive for $19 six months ago and figured "how can I go wrong for only $19?" The unfortunate answer to that question was "by finding a Benq in the box." At least, that was my experience.
Like your drive, mine was incapable of making good burns at any speed, producing either out-and-out coasters or discs with many damaged and unreadable sectors in CD Speed's scan disc test.
The lesson I learned is that even a free drive isn't worth it if it can't be trusted to reliably make good quality burns.
I was hoping you weren't experiencing the same problem with Benq that I did, so I was trying to find a solution short of returning the drive. But if you are able and willing to return the drive, then I agree that that would be the best course of action at this point.