I'm suspecting the opti-arc AD-7280S since every third time I use it to transfer the full contents of a cd or dvd I get BSODed while transferring.
This is the only time my win7 install crashes.
This is what windows 7 reports
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
I could upload the dump files if anybody is interested, either the .dmp file
I have the sabertooth P67 (i7-2600K not overclocked) and have changed the optical drive SATA port but win7 still BSODs me when I use the drive.
It's not the memory, I ran memtest (6 passes) and no probs
I cannot find the firmware for the drive, assuming there is more recent firmware.
Any help would be appreciated, please let me know if I left something out. Thanks
could short on the coneector cable or the power one directly to the board do you have another one to test or remove it to see if you still get bsod also some drive need driver see the maker if it does not have a firmaware update
I don't have another optical drive but the problem occurred on different mobo SATA ports, so you're right, it is probably either the hardware, power connector or Sata cable. I'll discount the power connector (brand new corsair 750W and no other problems) so we're down to the hardware or the Sata cable. Is this thinking process correct? Cuz I still don't know how to solve this problem
i would see if your ram on the mb qal list. sound like when it writting big files there some data errors that happing.
no I checked my ram with memtest (6 passes) and for example I took the dvd I wanted to copy to my data HDD and took it to my laptop and put the data on an usb stick, plugged the usb to my desktop and five minutes later about 4 gigs to my data HDD no probs, so it's not the ram.
You may want to try using MemTest86+ (with the +) if you haven't been using that and you might want to try doing it with only one stick of RAM installed at a time.
I haven't seen a difference using 1 stick at a time, but I have heard that it does make a difference sometimes.
If that doesn't turn up anything, I would just buy a different DVD Drive, the DRW-B1ST in my signature is the best in its class by far. It is really cheap for how good it is.
Thanks Raiddinn, I'll look into the DRW-B1ST, or may even a blu-ray (though for the life of me I can't imagine why I would need one after purchasing my ps3) player.
But I did use MemTest86+ though not one stick at a time. I really suspect something going on between my optical disk and motherboard, a Sabertooth p67, or maybe even my data HDD, a Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB drive.