3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2012 5:34 AM by Klaus1
clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,680 points)

Hello, again, folks.


People have been so nice to me here since I got my new MacBook Pro (late 2011) and am now running Lion (something I couldn't do with my old MacBook Pro (early 2006). So here's a new problem and I hope there will be some kind folks who will help me with a solution.


Since 2002 I have been burning back-ups of all sorts of files to DVD. Sometimes I just use the Finder, sometimes I have used Toast.


I am currently using both the Finder burn and Toast Titanium 11.05 to try to burn data disks using DVD-R DL disks. I've only tried four thus far but each time the back-up has failed: twice using the Finder and twice using TT. TT will burn to 99% and then just stop. The Finder method will seem to be chugging along fine but, by the end of the burn, it will present me with an error message (and I number - which I have not written down: if that error # will help, I'll 'waste' another disk to get it).


I'm wondering if it's a hardware, software or media issue. I have used both Memorex and Verbatim disks, so I don't know if it's the media or not.


Can anyone point me in the right direction? I don't mind which method I use (although I really prefer Toast for some reason - maybe because I paid so much for it), I just want to be able to back-up my data as I've been doing for the past ten years.


Thanks in advance,



MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 8 GB RAM