New Burner, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by creeper6996, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    I currently have a Memorex 16X Double Layer burner. I always use the same media, Verbatim DVD-R 16X. For the last 2 months, more and more of my back-ups, I put in the drive, and the computer isn't recognizing anything in there. If I'm ripping 10 backups, I might get 7 to work, then the 8th won't, and then the 9th and 10th won't. I've tried to let the burner cool down, doesn't work. These back-ups are still good, they play on the DVD player, have no scratches.

    DVD Decrypter says, "Disc is Empty."

    CloneDVD2 says, Unable to read video files from D:
    D:/VIDEO_TS.IFO: Unable to open file.
    The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
    Details: File 0 D:/VIDEO_TS.IFO 1005

    IClickDVDCopy won't let me do it either, says something about the destination.

    So, after all this, I wanna blame it on the burner, it's about 1.5 years old and gets MUCH use. I burn every single day, at least about 30 DVDs. So, have any suggestions regarding name brands, speeds, and internal vs external?
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I prefer Plextor but I have several Lite-On and NEC units. I have had great service from all of them. Look around Newegg and check out the reviews.
  4. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I LOVE Newegg. That's where I buy all my hard drives from, I have about 4 of the 500 GB MyBooks. Anyone out there have a TeraByte yet?
  5. MarkRacer

    MarkRacer Well-Known Member

    Lite-On gets my vote & newegg is the site to buy it from:agree:

    :bowdown: WE'RE NOT WORTHY:bowdown:
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    You should probably be aware that some people are experiencing issues with the newer Lite-on burners and Anydvd; it's likely a compatibility issue between the Lite-on firmware and Anydvd.

    In particular, some people seem to be having problems with the Lite-On LH-20A1H and Anydvd. I'm not positive what the issue is however, but it's likely a firmware issue.
  7. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I appreciate all the info. I think I'll go with Plextor, I've always liked them.
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    If you can find them, go with a PX-760 or a PX-716. These are real Plextor drives (not rebadges). Never buy early TLA revisions of Plextor drives (like TLA #0000, for example).
  9. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Gotcha, thanks.
  10. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Pioneer DVR-112D is great, and can burn DLs at up to 10x. Good price on newegg.