Have just installed a Lite-on SATA DVD writer to go alongside an older BenQ IDE drive.
Both work absolutely fine for CD writing and reading and DVD reading.
However Nero 7 ultra has thrown me some curveballs.
It says the IDE drive is 2x maximum DVD speed but writing a 2 hour DVD takes about 10-15 mins, so that's not 2x.
But the SATA drive won't burn at all. Nero detects it and correctly states all its speeds and compatibilities, then when selecting to burn it comes up "burn process failed". Bearing in mind the drive comes with OEM Nero 7 essentials software, I am surprised if Nero isn't compatible.
Incidentally, if I try burning a Data DVD using a freeware burning utility it works fine.
So it must be Nero and not the drive, right?