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Old 08-12-03, 07:50 PM
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Well I got my burner on Monday and got it installed today, after installing it I did do the firmware update and so far I have tested 3 different types of media. One type is the same brand. It is called Nashua. I tried first the -R and it worked with out a problem.

Then I moved onto their +R and I had a problem with that one. I got to looking at the disc and it looked like there was something on the disc so I might try it out again and then again the +R was .50 more so I just might stick with the -R.

The second type of media was a Sony's +R's and I tried 2 of the 3 and got an error writing to the disc right away. I don't think I am going to spend the money to even try Sony's -R's. So for the price tag of $3.15 a disc (because of a employee discount) normally $3.49 you get the disc as well as a normal size DVD case.
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ngp any word on yours yet ? Have you gotten yours to work ?
Old 08-15-03, 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by ydkjman
I don't think I am going to spend the money to even try Sony's -R's. So for the price tag of $3.15 a disc (because of a employee discount) normally $3.49 you get the disc as well as a normal size DVD case.
Office Depot has 2x Maxell DVD-R on sale this week. Two 5-packs for $10 each and a third is free. 15 DVD-R with normal size DVD case for $20.
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Hey X Do you happen to have this burner? Do you know if Maxell Discs will work with it ? Might as well try them out I guess. Thats a pretty good deal with case and all.
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Nope. Got the Pioneer DVR-105.

Have you updated its firmware?

Check here for people's comments about media for yours.
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Eh, got no problem w/ FujiFilm 2.4x and TDK 4x DVD+R media, which are made by Ricoh, on the optorite. I read their DVD-R media are made by Ricoh too.
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Originally posted by X
Nope. Got the Pioneer DVR-105.

Have you updated its firmware?

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I did do the firmware upgrade for it.
Old 09-15-03, 02:15 PM
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I can't believe how cheap this is down to now. It was a good buy when I got it, but now, it's a steal.
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Hmmm... that's funny. The guy must've bought a bunch of really cheap media. I've only used Fuji 2.4x and TDK 4x DVD+R media on this drive using Nero 5.5.10.42 as the burn app. Been doing it for 6 months now and still haven't made a coaster. Just bought some Apple 4x DVD-R, so I'm gonna test that out tonight. If it works for me, that means, people are just being real cheap about media selection.

BTW, make sure you stick w/ either 2.11 or 2.16 firmware for this drive. The 2.18 was a mistake and pissed a lot of "must have lastest firmware" people off. I'm still using 2.11.

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Old 09-15-03, 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz

BTW, make sure you stick w/ either 2.11 or 2.16 firmware for this drive. The 2.18 was a mistake and pissed a lot of "must have lastest firmware" people off. I'm still using 2.11.
FuzzyBallz, I am running ver 2.11 right now on mine but all of the sudden the program (or the actuall dirve I don't know which) that I have been using to ... stopped working. Do you think doing a ver upgrade to 2.16 might fix this ? If so where can you get the 2.16 ver ?

The thing is out of the 100 blank discs that I bought I was able to make 80 good copies and then all of the sudden it stoped working for me. So I went out and bought some other media Memorex brand and I get the same message when I try to use the program.

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