DVD+R-DL Burning problems

I’m looking for a little help. I’ve been reading through the forum quite a bit and thought I had selected a good burner and media, but I’m having some issues.

Burner: Optiarc AD-7200A 1.06
Media: Verbatim DataLifePlus (MKM 001) +R DL

I successfully burned 2 discs using Nero 8 Essentials. The next burned but wouldn’t verify. Then I stared getting ‘command sequence errors’ and couldn’t finish a burn.

So I switched over to ImgBurn, it looked like the burn was successful but the verify failed.

I’m burning at 2.4x because that’s what the packaging for the media says, DiscSpeed says 4x as well.

I ran DiscSpeed on one of the successful discs and I don’t think it looked too bad, but there were a lot of errors at the layer

Any suggestions?

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Can you provide us with a Nero error log (should prompt you to save one if the burn fails), so we can see what’s going on during the burn?

thanks. here’s the Nero log from one that failed to burn.

#37 is a ‘command sequence error’, that seems to be where the issues start.

I’ve been making these disc at once, would it be better or worse, in terms of reliability and readability later on, to leave the disc open?

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 8.3.2.2
Internal Version: 8, 3, 2, 2
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A> Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.2.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A >Version: 1.06 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.2.2
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : Promise 1X2 Mirror/RAID11.10 fttxr52P Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
OtherPeripheral : Promise RAID Console 1.00 fttxr52P Port 2 ID 2 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A E: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1022MB (1046924kB)
Free physical memory: 691MB (707728kB)
Memory in use : 32 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

15.1.2009
ISO compilation
3:54:57 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

3:54:57 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6713
Iso document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

3:54:57 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3349
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

3:54:57 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3568
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

3:54:57 PM #5 Text 0 File FilesystemSettingsValidator.cpp, Line 142
FS Settings: using validator 'CUDFSettingsValidatorDVD’
ParamMode = ‘automatic’, changing UDF partition type from ‘physical’ to 'physical’
Changing UDF revision from ‘1.02’ to ‘1.02’

3:54:57 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 311
Last possible write address on media: 4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
Last address to be written: 2665439 (592:19.14, 5205MB)

3:54:57 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 323
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

3:54:57 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2936
Recorder: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A, Media type: DVD+R DL
Disc Manufacturer ID: <MKM>, Media Type ID: <001>, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 0

3:54:57 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 497
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

3:54:57 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 754
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2665440 (2665440) = #2665440/592:19.15
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2665440 blocks [E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A]

3:54:57 PM #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 956
Prepare [E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 5458821120, ISRC ""
DAO layout:

__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2665440 | 0 | 0x00
2665440 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

3:54:57 PM #12 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

3:54:57 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4359
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

3:54:57 PM #14 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

4:08:14 PM #15 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4481
Cache writing successful.

4:08:14 PM #16 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

4:08:14 PM #17 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

4:08:14 PM #18 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2673
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

4:08:14 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 580
Disc finalized, LBA total Image size: 2665440 (5205MB), Last LBA L0: 1332719 (2602MB)

4:08:23 PM #20 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
CDB Data: 0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 21 08 04 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 24 00 00 C0 00 07
Buffer x0ead7140: Len x804

4:08:23 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 745
L0 Data Zone Capacity set to 1332720 (1455F0h, 2602MB) -> OK, confirmed setting

4:08:23 PM #22 CDR -1205 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 772
Burning Layer 1

4:08:23 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 782
Start writing layer 1 at address 0 (0h)
Recording mode: unknown Recording Mode

4:08:23 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-ROM (0), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 2, Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,293 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: FCFFFF h
End Physical Sector Number in Layer 0: 22D7FF h (LBN: 1FD7FF h, 4075 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Twin Format Flag: 0
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 00 00 4D 4B 4D 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 31 00 40 …MKM…001.@
25 25 37 0C 02 2F 63 02 - 2F 63 21 23 0D 0E 14 14 %%7…/c./c!#…
02 01 01 10 00 21 23 0D - 0E 14 14 02 00 00 00 00 …!#…
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
E1 0F 32 10 00 03 00 00 - 00 FC FF FF 00 22 D7 FF …2…"…
00 00 00 4D 4B 4D 00 00 - 00 00 00 30 30 31 00 40 …MKM…001.@
25 25 37 11 02 2E 69 02 - 2E 69 20 1D 0E 0B 12 12 %%7…i…i…
01 00 00 20 00 20 1D 0E - 0B 12 12 01 00 00 20 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

4:08:23 PM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6901
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

4:08:23 PM #26 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6605
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

4:08:23 PM #27 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x35 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

4:08:23 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

4:08:23 PM #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

4:08:24 PM #30 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C
Buffer x190b0040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

4:08:25 PM #31 CDR -1023 File Writer.cpp, Line 306
Command sequence error
E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A

4:08:25 PM #32 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x35 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

4:08:25 PM #33 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x5B 01 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

4:08:25 PM #34 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Generating DVD high compatibility borders

4:08:25 PM #35 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 935
EndDAO: Last written address 0

4:08:25 PM #36 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6901
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

4:08:25 PM #37 CDR -1023 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 292
Command sequence error
E: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A

4:08:25 PM #38 TRANSFER -24 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 292
Could not perform end of Disc-at-once

4:08:25 PM #39 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)

4:08:25 PM #40 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

4:08:25 PM #41 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x1B 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

4:08:25 PM #42 SPTI -1023 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1023)
CDB Data: 0x1B 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x2C
Sense Qual: 0x00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 2C

4:08:25 PM #43 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11450
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

4:08:25 PM #44 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Hmmm. Do you have a RAID setup? 'Cos it reports DMA as “Off” for your Promise-related stuff.

Could just be Nero misreporting it because of the Promise drivers, but it’s worth looking into.

Also, this is something I’ve never come across before:

4:08:23 PM #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6901
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A
Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM
select Book Type setting from RAM

Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

Most peculiar since the disc is a DVD+R DL.

Edit: Disc-at-once always works for me…

Yes, it’s a Promise hardware Raid setup. The source files for the disc are on a network computer, that might have been where this log came from. I did try copying the files to the local computer and then burning but I still received errors when it was validating.

I’ll try again with the local files to get a new log file.

Is it better to use Nero or ImgBurn?

For DL I’d have to say ImgBurn (handles the layerbreak a bit better than Nero does).

ImgBurn log files are a lot easier to find as well, hehe :wink:

I tried again with Nero, this time I forced the book type to DVD+R DL. It said the burn was successful but there were too many errors on the verify. Windows shows it as a blank disc.

Attached is the log file from Nero. I’m trying it one more time in ImgBurn to see what that log gives.

Thanks for any help!

Nero failed verify Log.txt (34.3 KB)

Attached is the output of Nero InfoTool, if anything there helps.

Thanks!

InfoTool.txt (88.7 KB)

Connection error, so it seems.
Either the drive has a issue or you should replace the ide cable…

I updated the firmware to 1.09 today and was able to get a successful burn just before I left work. Started the second one, hopefully it’ll be good as well.

Thanks again for the help.