3550A+ritek -rDL = Illegal disc on nero 7

Hey all, finally got arround to trying to burn DL media when I saw some ritek -R DLs for $2 each… Shortly after buying the media I discovered the need to upgrade to nero 7 to recognize the media. Did that. Tried a test burn, received an Illegal disc error upon initiation of the burn. Thought it was possibly a PXHELP20.SYS error, so I removed it, renamed it and tried again (attached log shows this to keep down the disable pxhelp comments) It burns fine on -R SL prodiscs at 8x (even with pxhelp enabled.) See attached nero log and thanks for any help:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 5/2/2005 6:06:14 PM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 11/2/2004 12:54:32 PM

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.1.2
Internal Version: 7, 0, 1, 2

Recorder: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A> Version: 1.Y4 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A >Version: 1.Y4 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.1.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD740GD-75FLA1 iaStor Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3160023AS iaStor Port 0 ID 1 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : LITE-ON DVD SOHD-167T atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A E: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVD SOHD-167T F: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046620kB)
Free physical memory: 709MB (726384kB)
Memory in use : 30 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

12.1.2006
ISO compilation
8:31:51 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6411
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : TRUE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 2 (Max. of 31 chars)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

8:31:51 PM #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 525
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 81920KB of Memory

8:31:51 PM #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

8:31:51 PM #4 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

8:31:52 PM #5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3302
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

8:31:52 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Last possible write address on media: 4172815 (927:17.40, 8150MB)
Last address to be written: 3794015 (843:06.65, 7410MB)

8:31:52 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 291
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

8:31:52 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2578
Recorder: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A, Media type: DVD-R Dual Layer
Disc Manufacturer: RITEKP - 01
Disc Application Code: 2, Disc Physical Code: 145

8:31:52 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 458
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

8:31:52 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 3794016 (3794016) = #3794016/843:6.66
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 3794016 blocks [E: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

8:31:52 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [E: NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 7770144768, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep
____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
3794016 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

8:31:52 PM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 36
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

8:31:52 PM #13 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files started

8:31:52 PM #14 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4132
Cache writing successful.

8:31:52 PM #15 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Caching of files completed

8:31:52 PM #16 Phase 32 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Simulation started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

8:31:52 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

8:31:52 PM #18 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 463
Disc finalized, LBA total Image size: 3794016 (7410MB), Last LBA L0: 1897023 (3705MB)

8:31:52 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 639
L0 Data Zone Capacity not set.
Max LBA L0 2092895 (1FEF5Fh, 4087MB), next writable address 0 (0h, 0MB)

8:31:52 PM #20 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 655
Burning Layer 1

8:31:52 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 665
Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode

8:31:52 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2580
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

8:31:52 PM #23 Text 0 File MMC.cpp, Line 21611
Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON

8:31:52 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2735
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

8:31:52 PM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8411
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: - (6), Extended Part Version: 3.0 (48)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 2, Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,293 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: FCCD4F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 22EF5F h (LBN: 1FEF5F h, 4087 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 2FFA0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 00 …0…
00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

8:31:52 PM #26 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 323
E: CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x05
CDB Data: 0x53 00 00 00 00 00 39 E4 60 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05

8:31:52 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2897
Reserved Track size: 3794016 (39E460h, 7410MB) -> return code -1046

8:31:52 PM #28 CDR -1046 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Illegal disc
E: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A

8:31:52 PM #29 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

8:31:52 PM #30 Phase 34 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1725
Simulation failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\ADPU160M.SYS’: Ver=v3.60a (Lab01_N(johnstra).010529-2218), size=101888 bytes, created 8/17/2001 12:07:32 PM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:05:10 AM

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Buy cheap media and you will pay twice in the end!

This cannot be -R DL media because it were tested at 2.4x!

PS: Please don’t post serials.

When a drive does not accept a disc at all (and this is likely to happen for Ritek DL), it might return wrong write speed descriptors.

Agreed, and from the log it seems that Nero 7 has another nasty bug here.

Trust me it’s -R DL. So, my plan is to see if imgburn works with the -R Dl (hopefully it is just a nero 7 error), Else maybe I’ll just exchange these 25 for 15 verbatum +R DLs)

Sorry about the serial, spent too long staring at a computer screen aparently.
Cheers

Could you maybe use Nero CD DVD Speed and post what it outputs for the media?

That I can do :slight_smile: It’ll be a couple more hrs since I’m not at the computer. Additionally, I went ahead and upgraded nero 7 to the latest version (7.0.1.4 from 1.2, perhaps that also fixes the bug.) Will report more once I wander back home. BTW, love the klingon google page(s) :slight_smile:

Clicked start on benchmark and imediately:

Error!
NO ADDITIONAL SENSE INFORMATION (053005)

Caps are theirs:

Under disc information everything is fairly correct, however no speeds are listed:
Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R DL
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : Ritek
MID : RITEKP01
Write speeds:
Blank Capacity : 7.96 GB
: 8150 MB
: 8545929216 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 2
Layer break : 3.99 GB
Usage : Authoring
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 02 91 FD D1 0A 60 00 02 00 00 00 33 2B 00 00 - …`…3+…
0010 - 03 52 49 54 45 4B 50 00 04 30 31 00 00 00 00 00 - .RITEKP…01…
0020 - 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 48 D6 17 00 1C D4 05 00 - …H…
0030 - 18 EE 90 7C 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C - …|x…|…q…|
0040 - 18 6A DD 77 51 6A DD 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 - .j.wQj.w…
0050 - 30 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 54 D4 05 00 - 0…0…T…
0060 - 40 00 01 00 0B 00 00 00 5C D3 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 - @…N.N.


Additionally, with the same media in the drive ImgBurn reports:
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.Y4 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD-R DL

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 4,172,816
Free Space: 8,545,927,168 bytes
Free Time: 927:19:41 (MM:SS:FF)

DVD±R DL Boundary Information:
L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,092,896
Changeable: No

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: RITEKP01

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 6
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: 16,567,631
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,289,503

However, even when opening a 2gb iso file in Imgburn, it reports that it can not burn to this disc, Incompatible Format (I/O error)

I have a feeling that will not change if the ISO file is dual layer, but we’ll see. (Will report back once I test that.)

No change with a 2 layer ISO. As such these discs are now on their way back to meritline, and in a week or two I’ll have some verbatims to try. Color me annoyed.

Oh, also for anyone else that isn’t using the latest version of anydvd, if you upgrade nero to 7.1.4 you will have to upgrade anydvd to work (or possibly reinstall anydvd, I just upgraded as it was easier then tracking down the older version install files.

Yeah, pity that they are not supported yet.

PS: Yeah, those Klingons are everywhere.

Final update, burned successfully with a verbatum +R DL. (Just in case anyone had any lingering doubts that it could have been the drive.) Pitty, but I guess for now it’s $3/pop media.

Hi there,

I always say:

Media is like a hooker, you don’t always want to get the cheapest :eek:

I am 100% sold on Taiyo Yuden media (Single Layer) and when I try Dual Layer media (Still too expensive, haven’t even burned one in my life yet) it will be Verbatim DVD+R DL all the way :cool:

Verbatim, and Maxell made in Japan are also very good media based on people in forums, but never bought some !

My 2 cents…