hi again. scojjtoe here, the original poster of this issue. the first answer i received said to try different disc, saying that taiyo yuden was the best. i bought 50 of these, and guess what!? same thing happened. got same error message, sense key error, sense code etc. gee whiz, you would think that with the NEWEST mac on the market and the NEWEST version of toast that a guy would be able to burn a disc with reasonable success. no such luck details of burner are as follows:
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857D:
Firmware Revision: KBV9
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
i'm grateful for all the advice, but still can't fathom spending this money and having no luck. do you know much about these external tray loading drives? any particular kind? price? where do they hook up to the mac?
do you really believe that verbatim will work better than taiyo yuden or is it just the drive that apple supplies? i'm not sure if the previous post saying that tdk was working meant that that was actually a solution? which media? tdk or verbatim or trial and error? does + or - make a difference? apple people suggested dvd-r, but so far, not much luck.
you guys are great to take the time to respond to us.