Yesterday I got my first BD-RE disc, Verbatim brand, new in the wrapper, disc looked fine. I tried to format it using ImgBurn and my newish and thus-far perfectly-working Pioneer BDR-205 (v1.08), and I noticed it seemed to be taking longer than I had anticipated (94% done after 4+ hours). Finally it failed out with the log and pop-up below. I clicked “retry” multiple times, but it would instantly give me the same error each time. Did I get a bad disc? Thanks for any info.
I 00:40:57 ImgBurn Version 18.104.22.168 started! I 00:40:57 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) I 00:40:57 Total Physical Memory: 3,145,188 KB - Available: 1,404,848 KB W 00:40:57 Drive R:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size. I 00:40:57 Initialising SPTI... I 00:40:57 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 00:40:57 -> Drive 1 - Info: ATAPI iHOS104 WL0B (D:) (ATA) I 00:40:58 -> Drive 2 - Info: PIONEER BD-RW BDR-205 1.08 (E:) (ATA) I 00:40:58 -> Drive 3 - Info: ATAPI iHAS224 A ZL0A (F:) (SCSI) I 00:40:58 -> Drive 4 - Info: TOSHIBA DVD/HD X807616 MC08 (J:) (USB) I 00:40:58 Found 1 DVDÂ±RW/RAM, 1 BD-ROM, 1 BD-RE and 1 HD DVD-ROM! E 00:41:06 Failed to check for ImgBurn update! I 00:44:07 Operation Started! I 00:44:07 Device: [1:1:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-205 1.08 (E:) (ATA) I 00:44:07 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: VERBAT-IM0-00) (Speeds: 2x) I 00:44:07 Quick Erase: No I 00:44:07 Format Properly: Yes I 00:44:07 Format Size: Preferred I 00:44:07 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 00:44:07 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 00:44:07 Erasing Disc... W 00:44:07 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x02) Not Supported! W 00:44:07 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! I 00:44:52 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:44 I 00:44:52 Operation Started! I 00:44:52 Device: [1:1:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-205 1.08 (E:) (ATA) I 00:44:52 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: VERBAT-IM0-00) (Speeds: 2x) I 00:44:52 Media Sectors: 11,826,176 I 00:44:52 BD-RE FastWrite: No I 00:44:52 Zeroing Sectors... E 12:14:45 Failed to Write Sectors 11592608 - 11592639 - Reason: No Defect Spare Location Available I 12:14:46 Synchronising Cache... E 12:14:46 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: No Defect Spare Location Available E 12:14:46 Operation Failed! - Duration: 11:29:54 - Total Duration: 11:30:38