[QUOTE=Albert;2714505]The ODC screenshot seems…umm…well, normal, given the drive’s ability to verify the disc during the write process, though that doesn’t reflect what ImgBurn (and Ashampoo, I assume) do by writing continuously.
To reflect what the other software does by default, a setting can be changed in ODC: somewhere in the options, under Write Functions -> Streaming -> Enable check box. Enabling this means there will not be in-burn verification (only normal recalibrations will occur during the burn), and the burn will appear to occur at a ‘normal’ speed. If the burn succeeded in ODC, then it might still be some odd software conflict within the system.
(Conversely, to have ImgBurn try to match what ODC did in your screenshot would be a bit of a chore; an option to allow BD-R verification would have to be checked, and you would have to have ImgBurn pre-format the disc before the burn by doing a quick erase. That sounds rather difficult and may not be worth your time.)
It is possible the drive is broken. Or it is possible that something like the power supply within your system is causing some situation that the drive cannot handle with the difficult BD-R DL media, but can surprisingly tolerate for single layer BD-R and DVD+R DL. Is there any way to try another drive, or to try the current drive in another system?
So when the burns fail, does the software tell you there was a failure, or does it just hang (as in the case above) and leave you with the barely-written disc?
One last also…
What are your system specifications? List hardware and software, if possible.[/QUOTE]
The system is powered by a new 750 Watt Corsair PSU. Here are its specs:
I don’t have another blu-ray writer but I know it would be a good idea to try to burn the discs with another device… I’ll see what I can do. I’ll ask around to see if someone has one.
[B]I’m trying to figure out if it’s a drive problem or just an issue of the BD-R DLs itself![/B]
I don’t believe it’s a power issue… I don’t experience any problems under 100% CPU or GPU load or any kind of BSODs…
Ashampoo pops a message about a disc failure. ImgBurn seems to do nothing. I waited about an hour and then I tried to abort the writing, but the abortion also seemed to take much time, so I did a hard reset. The disc was still blank!