Laptop problem? DVD Burner firmware?

14 replies
Found 30th Jun 2009
I don't really know what's wrong but if i burn a dual layer dvd on my laptop only half of the data seams readable? This is kinda confusing as i am using the same media and the laptop used to burn fine.

do i need to upgrade the firmware on my burner? if so how would i do that?

14 Comments

You sure its not a batch of duff discs?

Original Poster

i did think that so i bought another pack and tried some aones but all are doing the same thing?

OK, so are you saying that only the top or bottom layer of a dual layer disc is readable after you burn them?
Can they be read in the drive that burnt them?

What software do you use to burn discs and do you verify afterwards?

Banned

silly question, but you have actually bought DUAL layer disks?

Right layerbreak setting?

Original Poster

steve1221;5626995

OK, so are you saying that only the top or bottom layer of a dual layer … OK, so are you saying that only the top or bottom layer of a dual layer disc is readable after you burn them?Can they be read in the drive that burnt them?



yes im guessing its only the first layer,

Xb0xGuru;5627109

What software do you use to burn discs and do you verify afterwards?



I use imgburn, and yes they burn totally fine, no errors

csiman;5627249

silly question, but you have actually bought DUAL layer disks?



Haha, yes definitely have bought dual layer disks


strike;5627263

Right layerbreak setting?



Layer break is - 1913760 ?

post a log from ImgBurn

Original Poster

dontasciime;5627416

post a log from ImgBurn




I 09:21:22 ImgBurn Version 2.4.4.0 started!
I 09:21:22 Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 09:21:22 Total Physical Memory: 2,086,576 KB - Available: 627,864 KB
I 09:21:22 Initialising SPTI...
I 09:21:22 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 09:21:25 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 09:21:59 Operation Started!
I 09:21:59 Source File: D:\Downloads\CAODU3Humis22\CAODU3Humis22.dvd
I 09:21:59 Source File Sectors: 3,697,696 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:21:59 Source File Size: 7,572,881,408 bytes
I 09:21:59 Source File Volume Identifier: XBOX360
I 09:21:59 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 33479a57
I 09:21:59 Source File Implementation Identifier: Daikin U.S. Comtec Lab
I 09:21:59 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 09:21:59 Destination Device: [1:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H TO01 (E:) (ATA)
I 09:21:59 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D01-67) (Speeds: 3x, 4x)
I 09:21:59 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 09:21:59 Write Mode: DVD
I 09:21:59 Write Type: DAO
I 09:21:59 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 09:21:59 Link Size: Auto
I 09:21:59 Lock Volume: Yes
I 09:21:59 Test Mode: No
I 09:21:59 OPC: No
I 09:21:59 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 09:22:02 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 09:22:02 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 09:22:52 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 09:22:56 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 09:23:15 Writing LeadIn...
I 09:23:17 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 09:23:17 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3697695)
I 09:23:17 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
W 09:23:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 40576)
W 09:24:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
I 09:26:12 Writing Sectors...
I 09:41:43 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3697695)
I 09:56:58 Synchronising Cache...
I 09:57:04 Closing Track...
I 09:57:07 Finalising Disc...
I 09:59:01 Exporting Graph Data...
I 09:59:01 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Simon Dunn\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L632H_TO01_30-JUNE-2009_09-21_RICOHJPN-D01-67_2.4x.ibg
I 09:59:01 Export Successfully Completed!
I 09:59:01 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:37:02
I 09:59:01 Average Write Rate: 3,661 KB/s (2.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 4,598 KB/s (3.3x)
I 10:03:05 Close Request Acknowledged
I 10:03:05 Closing Down...
I 10:03:12 Shutting down SPTI...
I 10:03:12 ImgBurn closed!

Your choice of media is poor.

Your laptop drive does not really support them this is indicated by the 3x write speed which is not a valid one for that media.

Get some Verbatim 2.4x MKM-001-00 (43562)

Before that though update the drives firmware firmwarehq.com/dow…tml it may help you in burning those particular disc's you have..but they are poor and are an inconsistent media (dye)


make sure there is no disc in tray and tray is closed.

If there is a read me included in the above download please read it as It may tell you to open tray to flash that particular drive (very rare but I have seen it included in instructions)


Also the waiting for buffers..in log.. defrag your hard drive also check it for errors (just file system ones) do not use the I/o subsystem whilst burning eg saving files, virus scanning , scheduled scans etc. actually whilst burning on a laptop drive it would be better to not use laptop at all.

Finally VERIFY the burn with you having a laptop drive once it ejects at end of writing stage you will need to push drive tray back in for verify

Original Poster

dontasciime;5627416

post a log from ImgBurn



dontasciime;5627490

Your choice of media is poor.Your laptop drive does not really support … Your choice of media is poor.Your laptop drive does not really support them this is indicated by the 3x write speed which is not a valid one for that media.Get some Verbatim 2.4x MKM-001-00 Before that though update the drives firmware http://www.firmwarehq.com/download_1142-file_TSL632H_TO03.zip.htmlmake sure there is no disc in tray and tray is closed.If there is a read me included in the above download please read it as It may tell you to open tray to flash that particular drive (very rare but I have seen it included in instructions)Also the waiting for buffers..in log.. defrag your hard drive also check it for errors (just file system ones) do not use the I/o subsystem whilst burning eg saving files, virus scanning , scheduled scans etc. actually whilst burning on a laptop drive it would be better to not use laptop at all.



Thanks very much for your help, i will give the things suggested ago.

I have never had any problems with my media choice before, always used gigatain dual layer and had really good results which is confusing.

However i will try the things you have said then i will change my media. :thumbsup:

lastlaststar;5627386

I use imgburn, and yes they burn totally fine, no errors



Looking at the log, you're not verifying the write. Just because a disc completes a burn, does not mean it's written correctly. You need to verify your write to ensure it compares 100% against the image file written. You can verify as a separate task (as long as you have the same image file) and I bet it fails at the layerbreak - typically the place it always fails on bad media.

I would have to say that it's more than likely the media being used. (RICOHJPN-D01-67). Stick to Verbatims!

Original Poster

Xb0xGuru;5627552

Looking at the log, you're not verifying the write. Just because a disc … Looking at the log, you're not verifying the write. Just because a disc completes a burn, does not mean it's written correctly. You need to verify your write to ensure it compares 100% against the image file written. You can verify as a separate task (as long as you have the same image file) and I bet it fails at the layerbreak - typically the place it always fails on bad media.I would have to say that it's more than likely the media being used. (RICOHJPN-D01-67). Stick to Verbatims!



Yes thats correct, when copying the disk to the 360 hdd it normally always stops at 47 - 49%


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You should be looking at 2.4x MKM 001- 00 re-order 43562 (hard to come across now) T003 WS of 2.4x

MKM-003-00 are the other ones you could try (some older writers do not liek them and have no WriteStrategy for them other than a generic one) re-order (43666) T003 does have a write strategy for them @ 2.4x -- 4x --- 6x (no 8x though)

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