Error formatting Intenso BD-RE with Pioneer BDR-205BK and ImgBurn




After I successfully found help with getting the BDR-205 set up on an older Windows XP system on the forum (see here), I want to post about another problem I currently have.

I wanted to try BD writing and bought an Intenso BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-00) for this purpose. Every time I try burning some data on it, ImgBurn tells me that the disc needs to be formatted before writing. When I choose ‘Yes’ I get an error though:

I 23:59:50 Operation Started!
I 23:59:50 Device: [3:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-205 1.03 (J: ) (SCSI)
I 23:59:50 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-00) (Speeds: 2x)
I 23:59:50 Quick Erase: No
I 23:59:50 Format Properly: Yes
I 23:59:50 Format Size: Preferred
I 23:59:50 Format With Full Certification: Yes
I 23:59:50 Format Without Spare Areas: Yes
I 23:59:50 Erasing Disc…
E 23:59:51 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Die Anforderung konnte wegen eines E/A-Gerätefehlers nicht ausgeführt werden.
E 23:59:51 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:00

Unfortunately it only gives me the reason for the error in German only. The German text says that the command could not be executed because of an I/O device error.

Here’s the info from the device tab:

Current Profile: BD-RE

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: Yes
Supported Write Speeds: 2x

BD Disc Information:
Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-00
Disc Type: BD-RE

Format Capacities:
DT: 0x01 - NB: 12219392 (0x00BA7400) - TDP: 20480
FT: 0x00 - NB: 11826176 (0x00B47400) - TDP: 12288
FT: 0x30 - NB: 11826176 (0x00B47400) - TDP: 12288
FT: 0x30 - NB: 11564032 (0x00B07400) - TDP: 20480
FT: 0x30 - NB: 12088320 (0x00B87400) - TDP: 4096
FT: 0x31 - NB: 12219392 (0x00BA7400) - TDP: 2048

Performance (Write Speeds):
Descriptor 1…
-> B0: 0x00; B1: 0x00; B2: 0x00; B3: 0x00
-> EL: 12219391 (0x00BA73FF)
-> RS: 8.990 KB/s (2x) - WS: 8.990 KB/s (2x)

When I put in a Verbatim DVD-RW disc, I can burn the same content in UDF 2.50 format without problems on it with ImgBurn (the test data is small enough to fit on the disc) and play it back on a Blu-ray player. When I use the BD-RE, I only get this error - right at the start of the formatting process.

Any ideas? Could the disc simply be incompatible?

I also have a few Verbatim BD-Rs lying around, but so far haven’t tested one of those yet, as I actually didn’t wanna waste them for test data.


Here again check the Link below, and see if you can understand the concept of Burning a Back-up BD. If you are successful buring DVD’s then all you have to do is Burn two Folders BDMV and Certificate with ImgBurn.


The connection itself seems to be the problem.

It states “SCSI”. So, is it properly set up and terminated like it needs to be for an valid SCSI chain??


Ah, from the other link I see its on a SIL3512, so wrong info here.

Does the 3512 have the latest firmware?