In reference to a prior post by copycat, I have had 6 optical drives fail in 5 computers. I am going to follow up on the suggestion about removing inCD packet writing software, however, I wonder about the durability of optical drives.
1. Do optical drives fail?
Failure 1: old macintosh;
Failure 2: Soyo Ultra Dragon P4 MB with both CD writer and DVD rom failure;
Failure 3: Abit MB, both CD writer and DVD rom - this could be packet writer situation;
Failure 4: Apple G4, Sony CD writer - burned one CD and then quit.
Failure 5: ASUS MB, Dell cd writer/DVD rom - can burn but will not read, only drive in machine
Various platforms trigger the durability question.
I'm not out of money for drives, nor out of platforms, nor patience, but I am running short on answers. Any further suggestions would be appreciated, or even the experience of others with possibly the same situation.
Hey, maybe we'll all find that "We can't taste our beer".