Hello, I have an internal yamaha 4416E burner that is hooked up to my computer. My computer is a Dell Dimension XPS Pro200n with following stats:
Pentium Pro 200
2 HD - plenty of free space on both hd's (1gig on 1, and 500 mb on the other)
2 CD Players (1-52 TrueX (WHICH DOESNT READ AT 52X) and 1 yamaha 4416 IDE burner) [4x4x16]
Using Adaptec Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.0 cdr software
Using PNY CDR media (700MB, 80 min)
Background info: The only successful burn on PNY media was at 4x! The rest have failed for no apparent reason...no buffer underruns (only burning software running when burning), and I have tried burning at 1x, 2x. I've also tried burning only 30 megs on the cd to see if it's because the software doesn't recognize the cdr media to be 700mb instead of 650.
Options When I burn:
tried 1x, 2x,4x.
disc session at once ...(close/seal the cd each and every time).
I'm having a problem with this burner burning onto PNY CDR-Media (700MB, 80 min). I'm just trying to burn data. I would consider this media to be total CRAP and incompatible with my burner, but out of all my burns so far, only 1 has been successful. I don't know if it's because that one cdr was somehow "lucky" compared to the rest of the coasters or if my burner is at fault here. (As in the burner went to craps after that VERY FIRST burn w/ this media). I guess the true way to tell if it's my media or burner is to find another media that I've burned successfully with before and see if it burns ..I'll do that when I have some extra cash to waste on buying more cdr media.
In anycase, here's what's on my mind. Firstly, the damn software says that the burn is "successful", but when I try to read from the media, i always get a "device not ready"...so I stick the media in a friend's computer, same results...except his computer freezes. When I look at the failed burns, I notice that the "burn" marks are pretty faint..but you can see them there. I compare the failed burns to my ONE successful burn and the succesful burn shows the "burn" marks pretty well...it's a nice deep color. The failed ones are "shallow" in color. Do you guys think it's the media, or just the burner went to crap? Why would it burn successfully on that one cdr but not on the others. Points go to the answer with most thought ...I'm not interested in one statement answers such as "it's your burner, return it to yamaha"..............................I'm seeking info for this question rather than an answer..because only i can find the real answer and that's using other media to test the burner. Thanks in advance.