2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2010 9:19 AM by Diana Kwong
Lukeymon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Greetings all. We are using 5 mid 07 iMacs in our publishing office. When archiving work we are starting to have problems with DVD burning. Once a DVD is finished burning, we are seeing numerous instances where data that was included before the burn, is not on the final disc. Some files are not even there. No messages pop up during the burning process and everything seems to work fine until you check the final burned disc. We have experimented with various types of media, and it appears no single brand is causing it. Sometimes everything goes just fine, other times not. Has anyone run into this and has an idea on how to remedy the situation?

MB325LL/A iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,380 points)
    The superdrives are known to be "finicky" at best, so the only suggestions I can think of at this point would be to use only high quality media such as Verbatim and, to minimize burn errors, to set the burn speed at the lowest speed available. Of course, it could also be a hardware problem with the hard drive or its' laser, but it'd be unlikely to happen on all machines at once.
  • Diana Kwong Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am having a similar problem with burning CDs of files. When I drop all the files in a Burn Folder, all appear with the little alias arrow in the lower left corner, which is expected. After the CD burns, most of the files become normal (i.e., the arrow disappears), but some remain as aliases on the burned CD instead of burning a copy of the original. Very frustrating. I use TDK CD-R80 blank disks. Any ideas? I never had this problem until I updated from Tiger to Leopard.

    Thank you.
    Diana