DVD Data Disk Verification Fails

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#1

I have been using Nero 6.3 that came with my memorex DVD DL Internal DVD. I’m trying to burn a Data DVD with a 2.4 GB file, and another DVD with a 4GB file. Every time the burn completes, nero fails on the verification of the data. Considering that it’s a backup of my old system, I don’t want to delete the files unless I’m sure the DVD is written correctly. Does anyone know, does Nero have a problem doing a data verification on a disk Written in UDF due to the large file size?

Thank you

Jim White


#2

I have had similar problems - the solution in my case was that I didn’t have DMA enabled on either my burner (Sony 710) or hard disk!!!

Since enabling DMA for the drive and the hard disks, I have not made a single coaster - and I use Nero extensively for making UDF disks containing LARGE files.

Hope this helps
Cheers Pete :slight_smile:


#3

Also, read the (sticky) warning posts re. INCD at the top of the post lists.

For the marginal benefit that you gain using UDF disks, the risks seem too high. I invested in Norton Ghost for doing backups, and have restored from it several times with 100% success.

Ghost has the facility to split backup files to a maximum size (say 1 GB - max 2GB). I prefer to set to 1 GB and doing a full C drive backup get 6 files of 1 GB each (last is smaller).

I then copy no more than 3 to a DVD using iso standard ISO format using Nero (not INCD UDF format). The reason I only burn 3 to a DVD is that simply I have found DVD verification failures often occur in the last (outermost) section of DVDs. Thus burning 4 GB is sometimes hit an miss. 3 GB always seems to work.

Obviously this depends on media quality. 3 GB seems to work on virtually all disks though. As media is so cheap these days, this is no big deal.


#4

There is no reason to let the space go to waste. With quality media you can burn 4GB with excellent results. Not to mention that quality media will last longer.