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The 50 or so fails were mostly bad discs. So when the burner started going bad ...
on November 19, 2017
OK...This review is about my experience with the second of this item I've bought. The first one of this same burner of a few years ago was "fantastic". I burnt over ( I don't exaggerate here ), 2,000 cds/dvds successfully. The 50 or so fails were mostly bad discs. So when the burner started going bad I bought the same one again. In a couple months it is so bad, It needs replacement. In the last 2 weeks I've had at least 10 bad burns that I do, blame on the burner. Since the previous one was great I can only assume that this one is a lemon, so don't give up on it so soon as an option. That being said, this one is VERY noisy, takes an hour or more to burn, if at all. The first burner was not noisy at all and burnt in the correct amount of time,depending on whether it was a cd or dvd and the chosen functions. I have DVDFAB, that I've been happy with for my DVD burning since 2003 and they update monthly so I know it's not the program at fault. If you get one of these burners watch and listen to it carefully before your warranty is gone. Mine went bad after the warranty expired. If you buy one of these burners, Please don't review it until at least a few months after you've had good or bad results with it. Reviews by people who praise something because it got to them fast, arrived in good condition, or any number of inane comments that tell nothing of the quality of the product, is of no value to a "thinking" person. What to look for now, to replace it.... Good hunting.