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Strange issue with Pioneer drive and Toast

11 June 2011 - 06:49 AM

I've just replaced my old LG burner with a Pioneer DVR-219L. And when I tried to burn a DVD with Toast:

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At least I didn't get a coaster -- nothing was burned, the disc remained blank. After that, I burned a bunch of DVDs with LiquidCD, flawlessly as far as I can tell. A bit annoying, as Toast made it simple to compress and burn large video_ts folders, but I can make do with DVD2oneX2. Still, I'm kind of miffed now: I've been using hackintoshes since early '08, and I had never seen this kind of incompatibility.

Any clue on a fix? My specs:
mobo: Gigabyte H55M-S2
proc: Intel i5 750
video: GeForce GTS 250
system: Mac OS X 10.6.7
method: ##### + #####

Intel announces Sandy Bridge flaw, recall

31 January 2011 - 08:17 PM

So there I was, just ready to buy meself a new computer, and reading about how to do a hackintosh on a Sandy Bridge machine... then I find this on Slashdot:

Intel finds flaw in 6-series chipsets, halts shipments

Intel announced earlier this morning that it has discovered a flaw in the 6-series chipsets that accompany the new processor family. While it reassures users that they can "continue to use their systems with confidence," the chipmaker has nonetheless halted chipset shipments until a new, bug-free version of the silicon starts to ship out late next month.

What's the problem? Intel explains, "In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives."

For folks who have already crossed the Sandy Bridge, Intel adds that it will "work with its OEM partners to accept the return of the affected chipsets," and it plans to "support modifications or replacements needed on motherboards or systems."

Yes, that likely means the replacement of all Sandy-Bridge-based motherboards, laptops, and pre-built PCs currently on store shelves or already in the hands of consumers.

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