Have A Coaster... on me!
This weekend I decided to start backing up to DVD a lot of my junk on my external drives with my new MacBook Pro which is finally pretty much set up to be my main production machine. Problem is that I've been getting verification errors on what seems like 4 out of 5 burns. The disc will burn fine but the verification process almost always fails. It doesn't seem to be media related as i've been using TDK media for a whie with good results.
At first I thought it was Toast 7.0.2 but when I tried to burn media using MacOSX it had the same type of verification error. I don't think the drive is defective as it can read and it sometimes burns disks that pass verifcation just fine. However there are strange messages in the system.log file that make me think this is OSX related. I posted the problem on Apple's forums and it seems there are a few others who are having the same problem.
I went back to burning stuff on my Powerbook 12" and I have yet to make a coaster after 5 successful burns. Poor MBP! What a bad rap you're getting with the whining, mooing, heat issues and now maybe even potential problems burning media!
UPDATE: I got to work today and removed the 3rd party RAM just to be sure that it wasn't a factor in the bad verified burns I was having last night. Burned 2 full 4gig DVD's without a hitch. I then put the RAM back in and burned 3 more DVD's full of stuff with no problems at all. The only difference between yesterday and today is the DVD brand: Memorex. I've been using TDK DVD-R with no problems for the last 2 years so perhaps the drive in my MBP doesn't like TDK for some reason? How odd....