Did ImgBurn Ruin My DVD-RW?

After recording on a new 4X TDK DVD-RW with ImgBurn for some reason when trying to perform a quick or full erase on the same disc I get the following error message:

The following info is from ImgBurn:

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D 1.29 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD-RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 1,665,792
Size: 3,411,542,016 bytes
Time: 370:12:42 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 1x, 2x, 2.4x, 3.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x

TOC Information:
Session 1…
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1665791)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 1665792)

Recording Management Area Information:
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Book Type: DVD-RW
Part Version: 0
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: 10.08Mbps
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 1,862,399
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,665,792
Size: 3,411,542,016 bytes
Time: 370:12:42 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,665,792
Size: 3,411,542,016 bytes
Time: 370:12:42 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,665,792
Size: 3,411,542,016 bytes
Time: 370:12:42 (MM:SS:FF)


Could it be a defective DVD-RW?

Software doesn’t/can’t break discs like that.

Try erasing it in another drive, your pioneer just doesn’t seem to like it very much - it’s not even showing the MID.

I’m gonna have to agree with the above guy, i’ve never heard of that.

I would try with other media first and then test the drive in anpother computer.

I doubt that imgburn could “kill” your burner, really. :wink:

Okay I tried performing a quick and full erase with Alcohol 120% and Nero but both were unsuccessful. What I find a little strange is that according to ImgBurn the supported write speeds for this particular disc goes all the way up to 16X when in actual fact it should only support 2X and 4X writing which indicates that the disc itself is defective since ImgBurn correctly reads this disc as a DVD-RW in the current profile.

Wipe Alcohol from your hdd!

Then try again.