CD-RW Problem (Impossible to Write)

vbimport

#1

Hi, I have burned something like 15 cds with my ASUS CRW-5232AX at 52x on 52x Datawrite (Ridisk ID: Ritek) Disc, and in most of them this things happen: (end of post)

And the disc is unreadable!

What should I do?


#2

Try setting the burning speed lower - failing in the last stage is a pretty strong sign that the writer/media combination is just not good enough at the maximum speed.

The quality of the burn normally increases significantly as you go down to 40x - I’d never bank on 52x from an untried media and drive combination - so if you have a stock of this media, try lower speeds (I’d skip 48x and drop it 40x as a first step), or if you want 52x, try some different media.


#3

I’ll try burning this ones at 40x and burning new ones (Memorex) at 52x, I’ll let you know…


#4

Well done the burning with same discs and 40x…

But the Memorex one give me error too…

But why I get disc wrote succesfully and then it isn’t working?

Why it says that it’s well done?

And why my 52x cd-writer can’t write at 52x?


#5

You need to try out some better media (Memorex aren’t brilliant either). Do a forum search for Taiyo Yuden and have a browse in the media test forums.


#6

Thx a Lot!

So, you exclude a problem of the cd-writer?


#7

I can’t see any reason for the CD-Writer suddenly making big errors like that, but you can never completely rule it out. Try the media I suggested first (or if you can’t find them then try some Ritek).


#8

The Datawrite discs (the ones in the image) have ID: Ritek :frowning:


#9

When a burning program says “burn successful”, all it means is that nothing caused it not to complete. A “successful” burn can still be totally unreadable!


#10

Hmm, tricky one. I’ve had good experience with Ritek, but I can’t say that all others have. I recommend trying the Taiyo Yuden as suggested and if they don’t work then media gets almost ruled out as the problem.