Double Layer burning problems - discs or 716A's fault?

vbimport

#1

Hello,
I have a 716A which performs very well except for the latest batch of Verbatim +DL media I’ve used.
The first 2 or 3 discs of a 10 disc box were fine but the following 5 discs all became coasters (burning aborted shortly before/during the layer break)!
Did I get a bad spindle of Verbatim discs? Is there a way to find out whether it’s the 716A or the discs?
I don’t won’t to buy another spindle of +DL’s just to get an answer…
Any clues?
Thanks, beatlegs


#2

How fast r u burning the dvds?
I have some Verbatins 8x double layer, i normaly burn them at the lowest speed (4x) cause the Px-760 doesn’t permit to burn @2.4x or doesnt want… lol


#3

I use (and used) Verbatim 2.4x +DL media. The 716A allows 2.4x, 4x and 6x for these. I never tried 6x and had good results with both other speeds - up until the troubles began…


#4

I’d play it safe and burn at the stated 2.4 speed. Also, shut down your antivirus and scan for spyware as these things can screw up a burn more so than the drive or discs themselves. Finally, regardless of burn-proof technology, don’t use the computer during a burn. I found it can make the difference between a pixelated scene in a movie and a not pixelated scene.

Don’t forget to update your firmware in Safe Mode.

:slight_smile:


#5

What, are you stuck in 2001 or something?


#6

No. I’m a realist and I know what my eyes have seen.


#7

I’ve never had an issue having antivirus running in the background (not full scan) and using the PC during burning.


#8

I have the same problem with 716A and Verbatim DL DVD-R 4x disks.
Writing on 2x or 4x goes well. I have used 2x. The first layer is ok,
but the second layer produced is unreadable even on the same drive.

It seems to be a common bad writing quality of this plextor drive.
Even single layer disks this drive writes worse than my old 712A.


#9

The 716A in general is one of the better Double Layer disc burners (DVD+R DL) in mine and others’ experiences. Stick to DVD+R DL; when booktyped to DVD-ROM it is far more compatible than DVD-R DL.


#10

Verbatim Dl 2.4X@6X are my best burns!

Never had problems!

Mordorr