I have a Q on upgrading my dell e510 desktop to handle BW writer primarily to start backing up data and play some BD disks at times in the entertainment room.
Do you think its worthwhile to upgrade the CPU to meet the minimum requirement of Asus BW-121ST or just let go of the BW upgrade? I installed the BW but the present CPU is Pentium D820 2.8 Ghz processor. need your esteemed advice to see if its worthwhile upgrading to Pentium D945 or just put the BW on ebay?
I think (after checking e510 specs/ you have a pci-e slot) you should put in a video card into the computer which will do all the work instead of the cpu. + its more worth while then upgrading the cpu. Even a cheap 5450/6450/gt520 can do the job.
I did upgrade the GPU and can see the BD movies playback on the HDCP compatible monitor as well as the LCD tv.
my major issue is Burning BD seems to fail and looks like the CPU not meeting minimum standards is the issue. I wanted to know if the CPU upgrade would help prolong this desktop to use for primarily entertainment player and general business work at times.
I don't intend doing beyond word editing/cd burning/blu ray backups of all work documents and picture scans.
would really appreciate all the expertise provided. once again thanks a ton for the prompt response.
The issue/error encountered is similar to the one mentioned here. I want to stop burning since i have already wasted 2 bd empty disks. I have the exact same BD burner. Unfortunately i'm not infront of the desktop and won't get to it till next weekend.
once again thanks a ton for the help.
The amd x2 @ 2.2ghz is better than the pentium d @ 3.4ghz , so it cant be that...
I will run run another burn next weekend and update you on the results and the error log. I did even reach out to ASUS but they issued an RMA for replacement so have to send the defective unit to them.
I wasn't overburning was set at 2x speed couldn't toggle it to lower speed. failed within few minutes of trying to burn both times.
Should i also try burning a dvd to see if that works?
would burning a dvd be different than a bd using the same drive?
Well I don't think it would show problems with dvd, since the laser emits a different light frequency. Try with a different smaller image that you find online that you know works, so you can tell.
was finally able to burn using kodak bd-r disc. the earlier one from Inland were good coasters. Got the Inland to be an RMA replacement had to shell out for shipping.
but thanks once again i tried using another burning utility ashampoo something but did burn except the program went into an infinite loop after burning but when i replayed the 1 min iso image of a video loop, the bd player s/w picked it up and played it fine.
thanks now will try some data burning today.