My imomega 650 burner is really starting to tick me off. Everytime i try to burn a CD it freezes, and even now when i just restart my computer it just freezes if my burner is plugged in. Can anyone help with me this problem. I have heard Toast is not that great, but i dont think its toast doing this. Should i just get a new burner and maybe that will fix it. I tried trashing the prefs but that didnt work.<br><br>
I fixed my problem, incase anyone else has this problem.<br>i had my burner hooked into my monitor's usb and not directly into my G4. Once put it right into the computer it worked fine. I still hate my burner tho. <br><br>
No, I don't, but your description makes it sound pretty bad. My burner is a Sony Spressa, which I got used for a very few bucks, and it works fine with Discribe, Toast, and Apple's Burner.<br><br>Do you know if you'd have the same problem if you plugged it into a USB hub? I couldn't function without my hub!<br><br>edit: spelling spelling!<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 12/20/01 06:53 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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#3127 - 12/20/0107:41 PMRe: error type 10 and iomega drive
I hate USB hubs. I'm on my 3rd or 4th powered one with desktop.<br><br>I have most problems with digital cameras (2 Nikon) and flash card readers (1 Sandisk and forget name of other one). With OSX, with the "correct" drivers, the G4 sometimes "forgets" where my printers are. Turning the printers off and on usually works. Not always. <br><br>I had fewer problems with OS9.x but find little difference with X 10.1.1. They all work with X if plugged directly into the Mac. Maybe with 10.1.2 (which I've yet to download).<br><br>A couple of years ago the hubs had a terrible reputation with Toast 4 and Discribe 3/4 with OS 9.0, something to do with variations in juice (even with powered hubs). I had one that would create a coaster even if I merely turned a printer off or on during the burn. <br><br>I'd say you're lucky with that Sony. Just don't turn off a printer during a burn. <br><br><br><br>128k_Mac<br><br>"The box said 'Requires Windows XP or better' so I bought a Macintosh." - Anonymous
#3129 - 12/21/0101:48 AMRe: error type 10 and iomega drive
Very true. I've wondered if it was somehow OS9.0 connected but have no idea.<br><br>I now recall the drive I had was a Que! There must be hundreds of threads on MacFixIt and MacInTouch about that drive. I don't think there were any decent drivers for it and it shipped with an OEM version of Toast which wouldn't run under OS9. Tech support from Que! and Adaptec (Toast) was non-existent.<br><br>I recall there were early problems with the Sony Spressa too, but they were all driver (or lack thereof) related and were short term because I almost bought one before the early FW burners started to ship.<br><br>I've come to believe each USB hub is individually manufactured to different specs as each comes with its own "personality." <br><br>I wasn't exaggerating about that Que! USB burner. Whether plugged into a powered hub or directly to my B&W G3 450 Tower, G4 400, or iMac DV I had at the time (Fall, 1999) all I had to do was turn off a printer and Toast Deluxe 4.x would immediately give an error message.<br><br>I was afraid to breath around that Que! when it was burning something. And it's max speed (unless coasters were desired) was 2x for data and 1x for audio. Aarrgghh. It was supposed to be a 4x burner but I don't recall ever successfully burning a CDR at that speed.<br><br>Better quit before I get started....... <br><br>128k_Mac<br><br>"The box said 'Requires Windows XP or better' so I bought a Macintosh." - Anonymous
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