Pioneer DVD 104(cendyne) drive wont burn!!
OK.. i just got my cendyne DVDr which is a rebadged Pioneer DVT 104 drive... problem is that I can't burn DVD-R disks.. this is my system
Epox 8h7a w/ Athlon 1.33
256 Crucial DDR
40gig 7200 WD pri.
30gig 5200 Maxtor secon.
40x LIteon burner or Aopen DVD drive (i tried both as pri)
cendyne DVD-r drive
Windows XP Pro
I used RecordNOW 4.0 (demo version from website).. everything went fine including making an image of the original DVD disk...)
and it started to burn fine (I ONLY USE TDK 2x media) and it spits it out when it is around 8% done.
I also tried using Nero Express that came withe the drive... it also spits it out around 8-10%
Nero gave an error message saying "communication error"
RecordNOW gave some sector error at blah blah blah
Im mad now b/c those TDK disks cost about 2 bucks a piece...
Forgot the mention.. i updated the firmware on the drive from Pioneer site.. they said that it was mandatory or something.... if that is the problem, is there a way to DOWNGRADE the firmware?
Help guys.. i spend quite a bit of money on this baby to start recording DVDs.. it aint happening..
BY the way, when Aopen DVD drive is hooked up as pri and Cendyne DVD drive as slave, my DVD drive wont even read any PS2 DVD games.. I can blame it on the quality of the Aopen drive...
Also to add, both IDE channels were DMA enabled.. should i try PIO only?
I need to copy these games.. lol... man.. i wasted 3 TDK disks and im about to cry...