DVD-DL Write/Read issues (Pioneer DVR-110D / DVR-R100 / DVR-610)

[qanda]This thread is about the Pioneer DVR-110D / DVR-R100 / DVR-610. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hello, ive been having a issue with this drive in burning any DVD-DL discs they will burn fine and the disc is verifyed by the drive with no issues (Sony DVD DL discs) though when trying to read back in the drive it doesnt work ive included some information is the drive working alright and its a case of bad discs

Thanks in advance

Nero CD Speed Test results

General Information

Operating System Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Firmware Version 1.41
Serial Number
Disc DVD-R
Capacity 3.72 GB

Transfer Rate

Start 5.19x
End 11.11x
Average 8.75x
Type CAV

Seek Times

Random 136 ms
1/3 147 ms
Full 244 ms

CPU Usage

1X 6 %
2X 42 %
4X 28 %
8X 62 %


Burst Rate 37125 KB/sec

Spin Up/Down Times

Spin Up Time 0.00 sec
Spin Down Time 2.63 sec

Load/Eject Times

Load Time 17.75 sec
Eject Time 1.09 sec
Recognition Time 0.01 sec


Time Elapsed Action
[13:47:13] Drive: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.41
[13:47:13] Disc: DVD+R DL, 7.61 GB, RICOHJPN D01
[13:47:29] Starting transfer rate test
[13:48:43] Canceled by user
[13:49:21] Disc: DVD-R, 3.72 GB, SONY08D1
[13:49:37] Starting transfer rate test
[13:55:26] 5:49 Speed:5-11 X CAV (8.75 X average)
[13:55:26] Starting access times test
[13:55:40] Random Access: 136 ms
[13:55:55] 1/3 Access: 147 ms
[13:56:19] 0:53 Full Access: 244 ms
[13:56:19] Starting CPU usage test
[13:56:35] CPU usage at 1X: 6 %
[13:56:53] CPU usage at 2X: 42 %
[13:57:10] CPU usage at 4X: 28 %
[13:57:27] 1:07 CPU usage at 8X: 62 %
[13:57:27] Starting burst rate test
[13:57:29] 0:02 Interface burst rate: 36 MB/sec (37125 KB/sec)
[13:57:29] Starting spin-up/down test
[13:57:31] Spin-up time: 0.00 seconds
[13:57:44] 0:15 Spin-down time: 2.63 seconds
[13:57:44] Starting load/eject test
[13:57:45] Eject time: 1.09 seconds
[13:58:03] Load time: 17.75 seconds
[13:58:03] 0:19 Recognition time: 0.01 seconds

@ kaugustino,

From you above quoted statement it appears that you already suspect poor quality DL Media as the possible cause of your problem.

Its been passed numerous times throughout the Forum that the only DL Media that consistently produces quality error free results is Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media. All other DL Media is considered suspect and should be avoided (not used).

Suggest obtaining Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media.


Thanks for the reply. The DVD DL that are failing are sony (MID RICOHJPN 01-67) usualy fails about 50% through. And also usualy get a interpretation check error when writing the leadin.

@ kaugustino,

The problems you are describing in posting #3 is typical classic symptom of problematic poor quality DL Media.

Suggest obtaining known proven Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media which has an excellent track record of consistently producing quality error free results.