I've been spending most of my free time over the past month going through the threads in this forum looking for a solution to my 811S problem. This is a long message because I want to be sure I've accurately reported all the symptoms...
I'm using Nero 220.127.116.11 with the "Verify written Data" box enabled.
Nero reports sucessful burns at all speeds, but then it inevitably fails on the data verification. I've burned a dozen CDs' and DVDs' worth of Jpeg files, and every one of the files on the burned media that the Nero "written data" verification reports as not matching the source files do indeed have problems. (I.e., I could not read the files that Nero reported as being different from the original source files.)
The above problem occurs when I write to DVD-Rs, DVD+Rs, DVD+RWs on my 811S AND when I write to CD-Rs on my MSI CDRW. I originally had both the 811S and my MSI CDRW drive on the same IDE chain, but I've also tried moving the 811 and the MSI drive to different IDE buses with the same write/write verification results above.
DVD Burns: KPROBE scans show relatively good scans; I've tried RICOHJPN R01 cd+rs, and I've also used RITEK R02s. The Riteks yielded slightly better results, but I'm still getting about around 5% of the files getting corrupted during the burns even with the Riteks. (I've attached ONE of the KPROBE scans from one of the bad disks below. Keep in mind that I can read the DVD; it's just that SOME of the files that were burned are corrupted and cannot be read.)
(on the CD-R side, I'm getting around 1% of the files being corrupted; I've used Pioneer CDRs, Memorex CDRs, and others with the same lousy results)
I can read the original/source files on my hard drives just fine, so I know there's not a problem with the source files. In addition, the files that are corrupted during the burns are not/not the same each time -- it seems to be random.
What I have:
- Lite-On LDW-811S, firmware version HS0P (but I've also tried HS0E & HS0K with little difference);
The 811 is the Master on the secondary IDE bus (but I've also tried it as the Master on the Primary IDE bus with no improvement);
I'm using an ATA-66 cable; I've also switched the cable with an ATA-33 cable with no improvement in write quality.
- MSI 52x CD-RW drive;
- Gigabyte GA-7DPXDW+ with dual AMD Athlon MP 2400s;
- I'm using a Promise TX4000 raid card in one of the PCI slots. The hard drives are all running from the Promise card;
- AMD miniport drivers version 8.2.2 (I've also tried both AMD's older drivers version 1.30 and Windows XP's built-in drivers with the same problematic results)
- I've used both version 4.60 and the latest version 4.71.2 from Adaptec with the same corrupted file problem.
Any suggestions/comments/advice? Do you think it's poor media?
I've already tried switching out the ATA/IDE cables as suggested by various people in other threads; I've also tried installing various versions of ASPI and different versions of the 811S firmware with little difference. HELP!!!