I have been using a DIGISTOR External Blu-ray burner (Model DIG-78112), available HERE (and I have an e-mail out to DIGISTOR tech support asking what model OEM drive is inside, but quite possibly the same Panisonic PAN-UJ-265SW that they offer as an internal solution HERE) for the most part successfully for the past 6 months, including around 70 successful burns using DIGISTOR 50gb dual layer Blu-ray media, available HERE, at a not-so-impressive (but 100% guaranteed with FREE replacement) 80-85% success rate.
The reason for my post is that my 15-20% failed burn rate has escalated dramatically to staggering 100% over my past 7 consecutive attempts. I have been in contact with DIGISTOR tech support, and while they have been extraordinarily responsive and helpful…at this point in time I feel like I am hardly any closer to a resolution than when I started nearly a week ago.
Here are some of my particulars:
- I am running a MacOS 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.2 17" Early 2011 (specs available HERE).
- I am using the "Data (Mac & PC)" setting in Toast 11.1 (1072), with "Disc View" set to Columns, and "Write Speed" set to 8x BD
- My external Blu-ray Recorder is showing up as "Matshita BD-MLT UJ265" in Toast and is attached via USB 2.0
While clearly NOT at a 100% success rate, I had a more-or-less working situation prior to these past 7 burn attempts. I am baffled at what has changed to affect this rash of failures…and I am hoping to find a working solution to get me past this immediate situation, and perhaps to an improved overall success rate.
If it could mean a more stable environment, I have immediate access and am amiable to reverting to Toast 11.0.4 (710)…Toast 10…and/or Toast 9. With some searching I have seen several suggestions to create a disc image prior to burning, but because my settings do NOT include any conversion of media files AND are rather large in size, I am really hoping to find some possible solution(s).
Thank you SO MUCH for your time in reading, and for your suggestions!
Edited by Albe Sure, 18 September 2013 - 01:56 AM.