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LoRd_MuldeR
27th December 2008, 22:58
Okay, I just wasted four Verbatim Double-Layer medias on this :(

I 22:36:58 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 22:36:58 Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (5.2, Build 3790 : Service Pack 2)
I 22:36:58 Total Physical Memory: 4.192.460 KB - Available: 2.761.088 KB
I 22:36:58 Initialising Patin-Couffin...
I 22:36:58 Patin-Couffin - VSO Software - Internal Revision 37
I 22:36:58 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 22:36:58 Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 22:37:21 Operation Started!
I 22:37:21 Building Image Tree...
I 22:37:21 Calculating Totals...
I 22:37:21 Preparing Image...
[...]
I 22:45:15 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
I 22:46:57 Operation Started!
I 22:46:58 Building Image Tree...
I 22:46:58 Calculating Totals...
I 22:46:58 Preparing Image...
I 22:46:58 Contents: 2 Files, 0 Folders
I 22:46:58 Size: 7.717.968.311 bytes
I 22:46:58 Sectors: 3.768.541
I 22:46:58 Image Size: 7.718.535.168 bytes
I 22:46:58 Image Sectors: 3.768.816
I 22:46:58 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 22:47:02 Operation Started!
I 22:47:02 Building Image Tree...
I 22:47:03 Calculating Totals...
I 22:47:03 Preparing Image...
I 22:47:03 Contents: 2 Files, 0 Folders
I 22:47:03 Size: 7.717.968.311 bytes
I 22:47:03 Sectors: 3.768.541
I 22:47:03 Image Size: 7.718.535.168 bytes
I 22:47:03 Image Sectors: 3.768.816
I 22:47:04 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:01
I 22:47:04 Operation Started!
I 22:47:04 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 22:47:04 Source File Sectors: 3.768.816 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:47:04 Source File Size: 7.718.535.168 bytes
I 22:47:04 Source File Volume Identifier: Die Wolke (720p)
I 22:47:04 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.4.2.0
I 22:47:04 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 22:47:04 Source File File System(s): UDF (1.02)
I 22:47:04 Destination Device: [4:0:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7W9 (G:) (SCSI)
I 22:47:04 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-003-00) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 22:47:04 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 22:47:04 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:47:04 Write Type: DAO
I 22:47:04 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 22:47:04 Link Size: Auto
I 22:47:04 Test Mode: No
I 22:47:04 OPC: No
I 22:47:04 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:47:04 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 22:47:04 Advanced Settings - WOPC: Yes
I 22:47:04 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1.884.416
I 22:47:04 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: ECC Block Boundary
I 22:47:04 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 22:47:04 Writing LeadIn...
W 22:47:52 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:47:52 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 22:48:38 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:48:38 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 22:49:25 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:49:25 Retrying (3 of 20)...
W 22:50:12 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:50:12 Retrying (4 of 20)...
W 22:50:59 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:50:59 Retrying (5 of 20)...
W 22:51:46 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:51:46 Retrying (6 of 20)...
W 22:52:33 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:52:33 Retrying (7 of 20)...
W 22:53:20 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:53:20 Retrying (8 of 20)...
W 22:54:08 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 22:54:08 Retrying (9 of 20)...
W 22:54:38 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:38 Retrying (10 of 20)...
W 22:54:40 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:40 Retrying (11 of 20)...
W 22:54:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:42 Retrying (12 of 20)...
W 22:54:45 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:45 Retrying (13 of 20)...
W 22:54:47 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:47 Retrying (14 of 20)...
W 22:54:48 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:48 Retrying (15 of 20)...
W 22:54:51 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:51 Retrying (16 of 20)...
W 22:54:52 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:52 Retrying (17 of 20)...
W 22:54:55 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:55 Retrying (18 of 20)...
W 22:54:57 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:57 Retrying (19 of 20)...
W 22:54:59 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:54:59 Retrying (20 of 20)...
W 22:55:01 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:55:05 Retrying (21)...
W 22:55:07 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
W 22:55:07 Retrying (22)...
W 22:55:10 Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full
E 22:55:11 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
I 22:55:11 Synchronising Cache...
W 22:55:14 User opted to skip the 'Close Track/Session/Disc' functions.
E 22:55:14 Failed to Write Image!
E 22:55:14 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:08:10
I 22:55:14 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A

Also tried Nero, but it failed too. So what could be the reason?

I try to burn a 6,5 GB file. So maybe it's just not possible to burn a file to disc that exceeds the size of one layer ???

And no, the burner is fine. I burned several Verbatim Double-Layer medias with no problem...

:thanks:

CWR03
28th December 2008, 01:14
Is this a single data file you're burning as a data disk? I believe there's a file size limitation, but I'm unsure what it is.

The "Power calibration error" generally indicates hardware failure. Did Nero's log show the same error?

LoRd_MuldeR
28th December 2008, 01:24
Is this a single data file you're burning as a data disk? I believe there's a file size limitation, but I'm unsure what it is.

Exactly. It's one 6,5 GB file, so I have to use a DVD-R Double-Layer media.

The "Power calibration error" generally indicates hardware failure. Did Nero's log show the same error?

Nero failed with error during "Writing Lead-in", so I think it was the same error.

Nevertheless I doubt it's a hardware failure, as I burned a few disc yesterday and they all came out fine (I always enable data verification).

I'd test the file size theory, but I don't want to waste yet another media :scared:

setarip_old
28th December 2008, 03:51
Hi!Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31You may not have wasted ANY of your media. I could br wrong but, I don't believe anything was written to the discs.

I'd suggest you test your theory about filesize by splitting the file...

LoRd_MuldeR
28th December 2008, 04:01
Hi!You may not have wasted ANY of your media. I could br wrong but, I don't believe anything was written to the discs.

Unfortunately a short time later it said:
Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full

I'd suggest you test your theory about filesize by splitting the file...

Okay, I'll do so, even if it costs me another media. But I'd highly prefer to keep my movie in one chunk...

setarip_old
28th December 2008, 05:08
Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is FullRegardless, if you haven't already done so, load it into IMGBurn and see if it says it's no longer writeable.
But I'd highly prefer to keep my movie in one chunk...Then it's not a "single data file", it's a movie.

If that's the case, what's the format?

blutach
28th December 2008, 10:20
Whatever - it is not software related. Both Ner0 and ImgBurn report errors. I'd switch to Verbatim, +R, 2.4x, MKM-001-00, Made in Singapore.

Regards

CWR03
28th December 2008, 11:16
Unless your few successful disks burned later were also DL, you haven't completely ruled out hardware. The drive could be failing where it's unable to focus the lens on the second layer but is still able to write single-layer media.

Then it's not a "single data file", it's a movie.
What does the content of the data file have to do with it? Whether he's burning an ISO image of a video DVD or a large MKV movie, it's still a single data file.

mgh
28th December 2008, 11:38
Found by googling
Also, on the PC the file will always be truncated because ISO doesn't support over 2GB files. You should use UDF instead if you are burning large files.
from
http://forums.support.roxio.com/lofiversion/index.php/t11789.html

Personally do not know anything about your problem

GrofLuigi
28th December 2008, 12:04
I 22:36:58 Initialising Patin-Couffin...
I 22:36:58 Patin-Couffin - VSO Software - Internal Revision 37

Maybe something with this? Why not use SPTI?

GL

LoRd_MuldeR
28th December 2008, 14:49
I'd switch to Verbatim, +R, 2.4x, MKM-001-00, Made in Singapore.

That's exactly the kind of discs I have here :D


Then it's not a "single data file", it's a movie.

If that's the case, what's the format?

It's a MKV file. The original TS file was captured from TV. Then re-muxed to MKV, since I didn't want to re-encode.

But from a burner's point of view it's as much a "data" file as any other binary file, I guess.

So I will spend the day to re-encode the movie to 4,7 GB and then I'll try to burn it to a Single-Layer media...


Maybe something with this? Why not use SPTI?

I didn't use SPTI because I had another ImgBun problem in the past. Don't think the problem is caused by the I/O driver.

Nero uses it's own ASPI driver and it failed too...


Also, on the PC the file will always be truncated because ISO doesn't support over 2GB files. You should use UDF instead if you are burning large files.

I used the UDF filesystem, as no other disc type did allow my to even start the burning with my 2+ GB file ;)

setarip_old
28th December 2008, 18:49
I just successfully used NERO in UDF mode to burn a single 6.08Gb file to D/L Verbatim disc (2.4X Singapore manufacture, burned at 4X).

1) If you have the NERO "InCD" tool (packet writing program) installed, you probably want to completely eliminate it from your system (use the NERO "clean" tool), as it's been noted (for years now) to cause conflicts.

2) Likewise, the "Patin-Couffin" driver has been noted in numerous postings (Do a Googlesearch) to also be a problem causer, particularly if more than one burning program is installed on a system

3) Most likely, however, despite your protestations, is that the "Power calibration" error is telling you that you have a hardware problem

LIGHTNING UK!
28th December 2008, 20:02
I 22:47:04 Destination Device: [4:0:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7W9 (G:) (SCSI)
I 22:47:04 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-003-00) (Speeds: 2,4x)

Are you sure that drive / firmware even supports MKM-003-00 properly?

It could just be attempting to use a very generic (2.4x) write strategy and it's failing.

LoRd_MuldeR
28th December 2008, 20:44
Are you sure that drive / firmware even supports MKM-003-00 properly?

It could just be attempting to use a very generic (2.4x) write strategy and it's failing.

I burned Verbatim Double-Layer media with that drive before. And it worked fine.

But now I got a new cakebox and have yet to successfully burn one single disc. Maybe the discs are bad, maybe the drive is failing. Maybe something else.

BTW: What exactly is "MKM-003-00" and how can use a different write strategy? :confused:


@setarip_old: Nope, "In CD" is not installed ;)

I will try to burn the movie to a Single-Layer media, once the re-encoding is completed. 633 minutes left...

blutach
28th December 2008, 23:34
MKM-003 is the media ID code. It is 8x Verbatim +R dual layer media. The preferred media is MKM-001 (2.4x). As LUK says, look for a firmware update.

Regards

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 00:02
MKM-003 is the media ID code. It is 8x Verbatim +R dual layer media. The preferred media is MKM-001 (2.4x). As LUK says, look for a firmware update.

Regards

I was burning at 2.4x speed, as I always did for Double-Layer media. Faster speed isn't even selectable.

I 22:47:04 Write Speed: 2,4x


I'll check for a Firmware update though...


[EDIT]

It seems "B7W9" is the latest Firmware available for my "DW1620" drive, which is the installed version.

setarip_old
29th December 2008, 00:57
Again, the "Patin-Couffin" driver has been noted in numerous postings (Do a Googlesearch) to also be a problem causer, particularly if more than one burning program is installed on a system. You might want to try temporarily disabling it - and (risk possibly wasting another disc) see if either IMGBurn or NERO will then get past the "Power calibration" error...

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 01:24
Don't think "Patin-Couffin" is at fault, as Nero doesn't use it. AFAIK it uses it's very own ASPI library.

And I think Patin-Couffin was installed for a very long time on my system, as it ships with DVDFab. Nevertheless I successfully burned Verbatim Double-Layers not so long ago.

However I will try uninstalling Patin-Couffin too. Just to be sure. But not today, as my encode still takes 191 minutes and I also need to sleep a few hours ^^

JCKitchens
29th December 2008, 03:50
Verbatims made in India are to be avoided, I'm told. Might make a difference. I've been able to burn Memorex dual-layer disc with ease, until a recent batch and they fail during power calibration. What few of the older ones I have left continue to burn perfectly. Verbatims are the best, but harder to find locally, so I buy Memorex to fill in sometimes...

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 04:13
Verbatims made in India are to be avoided, I'm told. Might make a difference. I've been able to burn Memorex dual-layer disc with ease, until a recent batch and they fail during power calibration. What few of the older ones I have left continue to burn perfectly. Verbatims are the best, but harder to find locally, so I buy Memorex to fill in sometimes...

According to the label on the cakebox, my Verbatim Double-Layer discs are "Made in Singapore" ;)

blutach
29th December 2008, 05:51
Very unusual they are all bad. Either the writer is going South or you need to go back to MKM-001s MIS.

Regards

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 18:47
Very unusual they are all bad. Either the writer is going South or you need to go back to MKM-001s MIS.

Unfortunately there is no such information on the box, when you buy the media. It just says "Verbatim DVD+R DL" and "Made in Singapore" ;)


BTW: I just burned the re-encoded movie to a Single-Layer Verbatim DVD+R media and it worked fine, including data verification.

So I now believe my burner simply doesn't like these "MKM-003-00" discs. Maybe I always grabbed "MKM-001-00" Double-Layer discs in the past and that's why there was no problem before.

Too bad that I need to spend 15 hours for re-encoding, just because my burner is a bit nit-picky :p

setarip_old
29th December 2008, 20:36
How old is your drive?

How many DVDs/CDs have you burned with it?

Have you cleaned your burner recently?

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 20:45
How old is your drive?

~3 years

How many DVDs/CDs have you burned with it?

I didn't count them, really. Like 200 maybe?

Have you cleaned your burner recently?

Nope. But it obviously does burn properly. If dirt was the problem, shouldn't it fail with all kinds of discs?

jeffy
29th December 2008, 21:03
Unless I am mistaken, the difference between MKM-001s and MKM-003s is the certified write speed stated on them: 2,4x for the 001s and 8x for the 003s.

LoRd_MuldeR
29th December 2008, 21:22
Unless I am mistaken, the difference between MKM-001s and MKM-003s is the certified write speed stated on them: 2,4x for the 001s and 8x for the 003s.

Shouldn't the 8x discs be of higher quality (more robust) then?

Especially because I burn only at 2.4x speed. If these discs can handle 8x speed, burning at 2.4x speed should be double safe.

Or do these 8x discs need some special handling, which some burners (including mine) don't support?

blutach
29th December 2008, 22:48
jeffy is right. And not necessarily regarding quality and rated speed. Quite frankly, in all the posts I have seen, the very best media is Verbatim, +R, 2.4x, MKM-001-00, Made in Singapore.

Regards

setarip_old
1st January 2009, 23:32
@LoRd_MuldeR

I'm curious to know whether any of the suggestions made to you in this thread resulted in your dilemma being resolved - and, if so, which?

LoRd_MuldeR
1st January 2009, 23:57
@LoRd_MuldeR

I'm curious to know whether any of the suggestions made to you in this thread resulted in your dilemma being resolved - and, if so, which?

Well, I re-encoded the movie to make it fit on a Single-Layer 4,7 GB discs. The Single-Layer disc was burned successfully.

My conclusion is that my burner simply doesn't like the 8x Verbatim Double-Layer discs (MKM-003).

Consequently I will try to get 2.4x Verbatim Double-Layer discs (MKM-001) again, as soon as I get to a shop...

setarip_old
2nd January 2009, 02:42
My conclusion is that my burner simply doesn't like the 8x Verbatim Double-Layer discs (MKM-003).Although that would a "pleasant" problem if correct, I'd suggest to you that the "Power calibration errror" likely belies that, as it is (as was noted earlier in this thread) most often indicative of a hardware error.

Very typical behavior of a faltering burner is the ability to burn a CD but not a DVD - or the ability to burn a single layer DVD but not a double layer DVD. Three years is a healthy period of time for a burner to be well behaved. As I suggested previously, a simply running of a DVD/CD cleaning disc may be all that's required to return your burner to full health.

BTW - Have you used IMGBurn to determine whether the "Power calibration errror" discs are, in fact, no longer useable?

LoRd_MuldeR
2nd January 2009, 04:01
Although that would a "pleasant" problem if correct, I'd suggest to you that the "Power calibration errror" likely belies that, as it is (as was noted earlier in this thread) most often indicative of a hardware error.

Very typical behavior of a faltering burner is the ability to burn a CD but not a DVD - or the ability to burn a single layer DVD but not a double layer DVD. Three years is a healthy period of time for a burner to be well behaved. As I suggested previously, a simply running of a DVD/CD cleaning disc may be all that's required to return your burner to full health.

Well, it successfully burned 2.4x Double-Layer discs in the past and it flawlessly burns Single-Layer discs right now.

I will try with fresh 2.4x Double-Layer when I manage to get some. If it works then, I can be sure that the hardware is fine and the 8.0x Double-Layer are at fault.

In case the 2.4x Double-Layer discs fail too, I'd suspect a hardware problem. Until then I assume that the hardware is at "full health".

BTW: I don't own a "cleaning disc". Do you think such things are worth the money ???

BTW - Have you used IMGBurn to determine whether the "Power calibration errror" discs are, in fact, no longer useable?

How to know? It always failed during the "Lead in" phase with these discs. Even when I tried again with the same disc.

Anyway, the "Retry Failed - Reason: Power Calibration Area Is Full" error message makes me believe the discs are gone for good :rolleyes:

setarip_old
2nd January 2009, 04:17
BTW: I don't own a "cleaning disc". Do you think such things are worth the money ???I've used them with regularity over the years and, YES, I believe they're effective and worth the money...How to know?Put the disc in your drive and start IMGBurn and click on "Discovery" to display information about the disc. Under "Disc Information" the first item is "Status". If it says "Empty", the disc should still be useable...

LoRd_MuldeR
2nd January 2009, 04:54
I've used them with regularity over the years and, YES, I believe they're effective and worth the money...

Any recommendations? I fear that a bad "cleaning disc" could do more harm than it helps...


Put the disc in your drive and start IMGBurn and click on "Discovery" to display information about the disc. Under "Disc Information" the first item is "Status". If it says "Empty", the disc should still be useable...

I 04:50:30 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 04:50:30 Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (5.2, Build 3790 : Service Pack 2)
I 04:50:30 Total Physical Memory: 4.192.460 KB - Available: 3.065.136 KB
I 04:50:30 Initialising SPTI...
I 04:50:30 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 04:50:30 Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 04:51:22 Operation Started!
I 04:51:22 Source File: -==/\/[DISCOVERY IMAGE]\/\==-
I 04:51:22 Source File Sectors: 4.173.824 (MODE1/2048)
I 04:51:22 Source File Size: 8.547.991.552 bytes
I 04:51:22 Source File Volume Identifier: DISCOVERY_IMAGE
I 04:51:22 Source File File System(s): None
I 04:51:22 Destination Device: [4:0:0] BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7W9 (G:) (SCSI)
I 04:51:22 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-003-00) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 04:51:22 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 04:51:22 Write Mode: DVD
I 04:51:22 Write Type: DAO
I 04:51:22 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 04:51:22 Link Size: Auto
I 04:51:22 Test Mode: No
I 04:51:22 OPC: No
I 04:51:22 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 04:51:22 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 04:51:22 Advanced Settings - WOPC: Yes
I 04:51:22 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2.086.912
I 04:51:22 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: ECC Block Boundary
I 04:51:22 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 04:51:22 Writing LeadIn...
I 04:51:28 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4173823)
I 04:51:28 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4173823)
I 04:51:28 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2086911)

Time Remaining: 2+ hours. Is it normal that the "Discovery" process takes that long? :confused:


[EDIT]

I aborted the discovery, since I don't want to wait 2 hours now. Time to get some sleep ;)

Anyway, here is the info it returned, although the discovery was not completed yet:
BENQ DVD DD DW1620 B7W9 (SCSI)
Current Profile: DVD+R DL

Disc Information:
Status: Incomplete
Erasable: No
Sessions: 1
Free Sectors: 4.062.784
Free Space: 8.320.581.632 bytes
Free Time: 902:52:34 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 2,4x; 4x

DVD±R DL Boundary Information:
L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2.086.912
Changeable: No

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: MKM-003-00
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.519

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: MKM-003-00
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196.608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16.580.607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2.283.520

setarip_old
2nd January 2009, 05:35
Any recommendations? I fear that a bad "cleaning disc" could do more harm than it helps...I use one made by Maxell. Sells for about $10US... Sessions: 1
Free Sectors: 4.062.784
Free Space: 8.320.581.632 bytes
Free Time: 902:52:34 (MM:SS:FF)Looks like your supposition (no longer useable) was correct...

blutach
2nd January 2009, 07:28
Discovery writes a disc full of 0s. You aborted, so the staus is incomplete. The disc was empty before you pressed the green button. 2 hours is very long - 40 to 45 mins at 2.4x should be about right.

If you want to see a disc's status, use Read or Write mode (also Discovery, but don't press the green button - that begins the write process).

Regards

LoRd_MuldeR
2nd January 2009, 15:15
Discovery writes a disc full of 0s. You aborted, so the staus is incomplete.

I wonder why it writes a "disc full of 0s", but rejects to write my data file. Anyway, the extraordinary long time seems to indicate that it didn't write properly.

In the meantime I burned another three Single-Layers and they all came out fine :)

If you want to see a disc's status, use Read or Write mode (also Discovery, but don't press the green button - that begins the write process).

Okay. I'll try to remember that for the next time :p

I use one made by Maxell. Sells for about $10US...

Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll get one soon...

setarip_old
2nd January 2009, 18:04
In the meantime I burned another three Single-Layers and they all came out fineIt's good that you can still burn single layer discs successfully, but that doesn't necessarily mean your burner isn't at fault for failed double layer burns...

CWR03
3rd January 2009, 00:34
In the meantime I burned another three Single-Layers and they all came out fine
That is akin to saying "My car can't have a blown transmission because the engine starts and runs fine." As I mentioned, if the lens can't properly "shift" to burn a dual layer, it's useless with them.

There is the possibility that even though your drive is rated to 4X DL burning, it needs to write the lead-in at 2X or 2.4X, and the faster media cannot handle that.

NobbyNobbs
17th January 2009, 02:43
As Lightning UK mentioned, the CALIBRATION AREA FULL errors, and SESSION FIXATION ERROR WRITING LEAD IN errors is because your drive do not have a write strategy for these discs.

The BENQ DW1620 B7W9 did not support Verbatim 8x DL media last time I Googled around, so either you need to use other discs, or check for newer firmware (there might be "unofficial firmware" with MKM 003 write strategies around, as the newer 1655 works with these discs).
The drive should work with MKM 001 media at 2.4 and 4x with the firmware you have.

prOnorama
17th January 2009, 04:09
Just to confirm: I have the exact same drive and it does not work with Verbatim MKM-003 (8x speed) DVD+R DL. The drive is just too old and the firmware isn't updated anymore.

Hell, I think BenQ doesn't even manufacture DVD Rewriters anymore ;)

Luckily DVD Rewriters are cheap I'd just get a new drive if you burn a lot of DL's (or stick with MKM-001)

LoRd_MuldeR
17th January 2009, 13:28
Just to confirm: I have the exact same drive and it does not work with Verbatim MKM-003 (8x speed) DVD+R DL. The drive is just too old and the firmware isn't updated anymore.

Hell, I think BenQ doesn't even manufacture DVD Rewriters anymore ;)

Luckily DVD Rewriters are cheap I'd just get a new drive if you burn a lot of DL's (or stick with MKM-001)

Thanks for the confirmation. Since I was satisfied with the 2.4x DL discs, I simply will stick with these. Only need to find some in the shop ;)

smnckl
19th January 2009, 05:15
@LoRd_MuldeR
Is it possible to bump up the write speed to 4x in IMGBURN?

from prOnorama
Luckily DVD Rewriters are cheap I'd just get a new drive if you burn a lot of DL's (or stick with MKM-001)


I use Samsung DVD-DL burners (both ATAPI/IDE and SATA) and they are pretty cheap nowadays. Cost under $30 here in the US, and they are good for up to 8x DL burning.
I use any cheap DL discs I can get, tho I prefer Memorex. Latest spindles I have bought are marked "Philips" but made in Taiwan and the Disc ID string is "CMC MAG-D02-00" and is good for 4x and 6x. I set IMGBURN to 4x and everything has been fine so far. YMMV tho. So may mine but I am keeping my fingers crossed. :p

LoRd_MuldeR
19th January 2009, 05:27
@LoRd_MuldeR
Is it possible to bump up the write speed to 4x in IMGBURN?

You can choose any write-speed you want in ImgBurn. Anything from 1x to 56x. And there's also "AUTO" available.

LoRd_MuldeR
19th January 2009, 17:56
So I was looking for DL DVD+R's today, but it seems no shop has 2.4x discs nowadays.

One shops did not have DL discs at all, another shop only had None-Verbatim ones. Also two shops had Verbatim DL's, but only 8x ones :(

Are 2.4x DL's a dying species?

setarip_old
19th January 2009, 21:36
Time to purchase a new burner ;>}

smnckl
29th January 2009, 04:03
@LoRd_MuldeR

You can choose any write-speed you want in ImgBurn. Anything from 1x to 56x. And there's also "AUTO" available.

I was actually asking about the disc as most of the discs that are on the market nowadays are good for at least 4x. All those that I have used are usually good for 4x, 6x and 8x.
This can be seen in either the "Information" or "Device" tab (sorry, don't remember which as I am not burning right now) when you start IMGBURN with a disc inserted.

I do agree with you that one can set the burn speed to lower, even down to 1x (can still remember the first CD burner I had, a Ricoh SCSI, good only for 1x). :devil:

James