Green light during burn

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#1

Green light occasionally flashes during red burn light. Is this normal? I’m burning Maxell 8x +r with nero. Also the light flashes red again after the burn is complete prior to nero ejecting the disk. After the disk ejects I get an hourglass and nero sometimes locks up forcing a hard reboot. But no coasters yet. All burns scan nicely in cd speed.

DW 1620 FW B7P9.
P4 2.4 ghz
768 ram
defragged 160G maxtor


#2

I don’t use Nero, only DVD Decrypter. However, a few times during burning a DVD, the status indicator on my drive will change from blinking red to green momentarily, but quickly goes back to the red.


#3

Same here, I’ve notice the green light during a burn. Haven’t thought about it too much, probably a buffer thing. Wouldn’t worry about the light, might want to check out why Nero is locking up on ya.


#4

The green light during burning indicates the walking opc is doing its thing … nothing to worry about.


#5

On both 1620s that I have had, the green light flashes every so often while burning. Has happened with any burning program that I have tried.

For anyone out there using Nero, where does your buffer sit while burning? Mine seems to be all over the place, jumping anywhere from around 25% to 99%.


#6

As the others have said the LED operation is normal, Nero locking after a burn doesnt sound right though ?

Try uninstalling Nero & then run their clean tool and afterwards reinstall it.

And also I would suggest running Memtest+ in case the system has a corrupt RAM stick as DVD burning eats up system RAM and it “might” be one of the reasons Nero locks.
http://www.memtest.org/


#7

mine hangs out around 95% doesn’t really drop much.


#8

WOPC or Seamless Link (Buffer underrun protection) indicates the green light while burning process. Look at Buffer Status, when the green light indicates. If buffer level is low; this means Seamless Link is in use. I think too much of this could decrease write quality. Defrag your harddrive to avoid this.


#9

tonythetonguc is right … it can - and probably will - “decrease write quality” and will result in more errors (PIE/PIF but not POF) - but those errors are normally NOT IN YOUR DATA on the DVD but in the “link areas” written on the disc - which are ignored or read more tolerantly by writers anyway.

So while you will surely get your data off that DVD with the writer (any writer which is ok as a reader), it MAY give problems in drives from the pre-DVD-writing era. It MAY also effect the read transfer rate as those areas are to be skipped in reading, but I never encountered that.

I hope I got this right?


#10

I think you are suffering buffer underruns … my drive buffer only moves between somewhere in the 80%s and 99%. Check your DMA mode as often suggested. Be sure it is UDMA 2 and not sth like Multiword-DMA.

There are thread regarding the right IDE settings and how to obtain them.


#11

Glad to hear the green led blinks are normal. Buffer jumps between 84 and 98%. After some experimentation I found that giving the drive time to spin down before selecting done prevents nero pause/freeze. Thanks for the help.


#12

I think you should look into that issue … it shouldnt happen! I never encountered sth like that.

Maybe uninstalling Nero, running all the Nero cleantools (from support/utilities), rebooting and reinstalling may help. But I dont know, I used those tools when I wanted to get rid of all of InCD (which sucks badly).


#13

This may be an issue with sis chipset or some other hardware. Yesterday I formatted hard drive and reinstalled xp and nero with same results. I then exchanged the drive at local retailer. Red led still came on after burn was complete just prior to disc ejection, followed by a long period of hourglass and sometimes a system freeze. So far this hasnt happened as long as I wait a minute before clicking on done. I also ran memtest and all was good. I’m using the latest version of nero. This behaviour only happens when burning +r discs.