[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-107 / DVR-A07. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello there,
I was wondering if anybody might have some insight into a problem I'm having.
I backup a lot of files (Adobe Photoshop .PSD files) at my job as archives of the work we do. Each session is burned twice from either of my Mac workstations (G5 OSX 10.3 and 10.4 on the other) to "imation" brand DVD-R discs.
Recently people have been unable to read the DVDs that I've burnt in the last couple of weeks on the other Macs in the department, and have been giving them back to me to try and access. I can't access all of the files either. About half of the files cannot be removed from the DVD or opened. The other half give an error saying that "some data is missing" when the status bar shows about half of the file having been transfered. I can see the files and thumbnails, but just can't pull them to the desktop.
I know that the files did burn initially because when I burn each DVD I open every file (usually around 100 .PSDs totally 4GB) after the disc verifies. So my assumption is that the media has gone bad. This spindle of DVDs that has been giving me problems stands out from the other imation discs I've used because there is no writing on the DVDs (the tops are blank). Is this normal for imation?
One thing worth mentioning is that I tried one of the DVDs on the office PC (Win XP / Dell) and I could pull off most of the files which wouldn't transfer on any of the Macs. I took the DVDs home and tried them on my own PC and I couldn't open the DVD at all to even see the files (I use a BenQ 1650 DVD drive with outdated firmware there).
Anybody have any ideas? Or is it just a bad batch of DVDs?
Here's my burn specs:
Toast 6 Titanium
Mac & PC
Buffer Underun Protection
And here are my DVD drive specs:
Pioneer DVD-RD DVR-107D
Firmware Revision: A707
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2000 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media Type: DVD-R