ASUS DRW-1612BL issue

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#1

Hello,
Thanks for the great info on this site.

I recently purchased an ASUS DRW-1612BL and am having a minor problem with it, or possibly with me. :wink:

I’ve been using CloneDVD and AnyDVD to successfully burn many DVD+R DL Verbatim discs with my BenQ DW1650 burner. I wanted a second burner for unattended burns. I would have bought another 1650 if I could find one, it’s very good. I chose the 1612 because it was fairly capable and very quiet.

My problem is that whenever I try to burn a DL, CloneDVD gives me the message; “Writing to video media was not successful: source data too large”. Under details it says; “WriteDVD 14 W2”.
I’ve searched on this problem but haven’t found a clear solution.
This problem only occurs when writing to the Asus. If I read from the Asus and write to the BenQ, I have no problems, so I know it’s not the media.
The Asus can burn faster though, that’s why I want to use it for writing.

Also, with Nero Bitsetting and ImgBurn I am unable to set the Booktype on this drive.
The 1612 is also a DVD-RAM drive and that’s how XP recognizes it, and maybe that is the cause of my problem?
Although ImgBurn recognizes my drives as “Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!”.

DMA is enabled, I don’t think cables are the problem since I’ve switched the cables to the opposite drive and it was the same.

Thanks for any helpful info. :slight_smile:


#2

Then it is either not supported or not available (because of AUTO-bitsetting).
I think its the latter one.


#3

heres all the info i could find on this drive here is a firmware http://www.acard.com/english/fc0101.jsp?prodno=AEC-7763U#


#4

Hey, thanks for the info, but it looks like that firmware is for a copy controller, which is kind of cool though.

An update though; I was able to get the drive to work at 4x on Nero once when I used the copy-on-the-fly. Otherwise, it’s only 2.4x. Nero did give me a coaster at 4x without copy on the fly enabled. :frowning: I’m not sure if I’m entirely comfortable with copy on the fly yet, so for now, I’ll probably just read with the ASUS and write with the BenQ.


#5

Please don’t doublepost, especially when it is not true!

This firmware is for the DUPLICATOR only, not the drive!!


#6

Please take a look at :

http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Asus-DRW-1612BL-DVD-Burner-Review/Page-3-Disc-Writing-Technology.html

Here You can read how to set the “Book Type” With Nero CD-DVD Speed.