DW1655: Problem with DL Verbatim MKM-001-00 @2.4x


I am trying to burn an ISO image of one of my Xbox 360 games on my DW1655 and it is not working. The image burns fine on another computer with an Optiarc DVDRW drive, same in my Macbook from inside Windows XP.

My OS is Vista64 and I am using ImgBurn. The .DVD file I have made has the correct layer brake info (LayerBreak=1913760).

I have already burned other of my Xbox 360 ISO images on this drive but 2 of the images have failed to burn, always burning fine on the Optiarc drive installed in the Dell, also with Vista64 and ImgBurn.

Here is the log:

I 01:28:21 ImgBurn Version started!
I 01:28:21 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 01:28:21 Total Physical Memory: 2 094 804 KB  -  Available: 964 372 KB
W 01:28:21 Drive F:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 01:28:21 Initialising SPTI...
I 01:28:21 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 01:28:21 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 01:28:41 Operation Started!
I 01:28:41 Source File: D:\!USERS\Thorz\Desktop\BattlefieldBC\badc.dvd
I 01:28:41 Source File Sectors: 3 825 924 (MODE1/2048)
I 01:28:41 Source File Size: 7 835 492 352 bytes
I 01:28:41 Source File Volume Identifier: XGD2DVD_NTSC
I 01:28:41 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 34672923
I 01:28:41 Source File Implementation Identifier: Sonic Scenarist 3.1
I 01:28:41 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 01:28:41 Destination Device: [1:0:0] BENQ DVD LS DW1655 BCGB (M:) (ATA)
I 01:28:41 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2,4x)
I 01:28:41 Destination Media Sectors: 4 173 824
I 01:28:41 Write Mode: DVD
I 01:28:41 Write Type: DAO
I 01:28:41 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 01:28:41 Link Size: Auto
I 01:28:41 Test Mode: No
I 01:28:41 OPC: No
I 01:28:41 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 01:28:41 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 01:28:41 Advanced Settings - OverSpeed: No, Solid Burn (K/U): No / Yes, WOPC: Yes
I 01:28:41 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1 913 760
I 01:28:41 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 01:28:41 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 01:28:41 Writing LeadIn...
W 01:29:25 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 01:29:25 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 01:29:33 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 01:29:33 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 01:29:38 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
W 01:29:38 Retrying (3 of 20)...
I 01:29:42 Abort Request Acknowledged
W 01:29:43 Retry Failed - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
E 01:29:43 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Session Fixation Error Writing Lead In
I 01:29:43 Synchronising Cache...
W 01:29:48 User opted to skip the 'Close Track/Session/Disc' functions.
E 01:29:48 Failed to Write Image!
E 01:29:48 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:01:07
I 01:29:48 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A

The process is not writing anything on the disk because I am using the same DVD+R DL in my other machine to burn the ISO at the moment.

Any ideas what is happening? I can burn DVD-R and DVD-RW without a problem with the same ImgBurn. This media supposed to be from the best out there, I have not have problems with it on other drives.

Thanks a lot.

I want to report that Nero CD-SPEED cannot burn the Data Test Disc either. Have tried with 4 different disks already from 2 different spindles. Gives an error about “…sense information 0000” or something like that.

Can a newer firmware help me? I doubt that it is the media as it burns fine on other drives.

If it is the drive that is damaged which SATA drive do you recommend to burn Xbox 360 backups on this cheap Verbatim media?


  1. Try upgrading the firmware

  2. Disable any virtual drives

  3. Make sure DMA is enabled

[QUOTE=negritude;2121442]1. Try upgrading the firmware

  1. Disable any virtual drives

  2. Make sure DMA is enabled[/QUOTE]

Done all of them. No diference :frowning:
It looks like it’s going to be time for a new burner. A pity since I loved this BenQ.

There was a bug in 1655 firmware that preventedd it from recognizing the MKM001 media correctly. But the problem caused the drive to burn the media at 2.4x max, not to fail.

Nevertheless, you can try this guide as the last resort: