Question about LaCie 16X LIGHTSCRIBE DL d2 DVDRW USB2&FW EU+UI (3660619309788) DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner
My LaCie will not only not read many DVD’s as well as CD’s, at least on the first try, but also produces more coasters than usable CD’s and DVD’s. I haven’t tried to use the dual layer function much, so I’m not sure if it EVER worked, but it certainly does not do so now; I’ve tried three different brands of blanks: Verbatim, Memorex and Sony. Verbatim blanks it won’t even try, spitting them out with contempt. The other two brands it will make a stab at, but usually gives up less than a third of the way through.
It also will often not recognize commercial disks. Further, my burningsoftware often does not recognize the fact that there is a DVD loaded or even that there is a LaCie burner on my system, recognizing only the built-in player/burner (which only burns CD’s). I can usually correct this problem by unplugging and replugging the LaCie, sometimes more than once; simply turning it on and off doesn’t suffice.
Since I bought this burner primarily to back up data and now find that much of my “backed-up“ data can’t be read, this is the source of much distress.
I have tried several different burning software products including Toast, Popcorn, Fast DVD Copy and some others I DL’ed as demos. I have tried restarting my computer and booting off a different drive. No difference.
I am on a Mac but using the last Tiger rather than Leopard, which I believe is 10.4.11 (which is higher than 10.4.9 rather than just a shade higher than 10.4.1 as one might think).
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You should check for corruption of your CD/DVD burning software from whereever you got it. Sometimes some burning software isn't good enough to work adequately. I'd test some new burning software to see if that is the problem, if upbrading your burning software doesn;t do the trick. You can downlowad free trials of Roxio, NTI, and other good burners to test this hypothesis. And, of course, try calling LaCie support.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
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