I think I picked the right “Product”. The drive is the LG External Super Multi DVD ReWriter, Model GSA-2164D; ROM Ver 1.01; Feb 06 - and it’s black.
I’m trying to burn data DVD+R DLs, and the LG is supposed to be able to burn DVD+R DL. I was unsuccessful using Nero 6 [googling Nero 6 is supposed to be able to do DVD-RDL, couldn’t find out if it did DVD+RDL so I just tried one. Nero 6 did reliable multisession DVD+R burns (Verbatim mostly) on the internal DVD drive on my desktop for years] .
Today I downloaded & installed a trial version of Nero 9. I tried to do a data multisession burn using Nero Burning Rom, which Nero said 9 could do on a DVD+RDL but I got another failure. I should have tried a single session data DVD first, but unless Nero 9 will do multisession DVD+RDLs, I’m just gonna stick w/ Nero 6.
I’m using Memorex discs 'cause that’s the only DL brand I could find locally.
So how do I determine if it’s a hardware or software problem?
The error log has a lot of stuff I don’t understand, but it did say Burning Mode: DAO instead of TAO. I used the New Compilation window and had Start Multisession, DVDROM(ISO), ISO9660+ Joliet, & Determine Maximum Speed selected; Finalize disc was not checked. Shouldn’t the Start Multisession have resulted in Burning Mode = TAO?
I also noticed that the book type was successfully changed to dvdrom which I didn’t ask it to do or want it to do. Nero shouldn’t have done that for a DVDROM(ISO) - correct?.
The place in the log where the error is recorded seems to list both a hardware and software [nero] error.
5:38:55 PM #32 SPTI -1119 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 215
CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1119)
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 02 6B 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x04 (KEY_HARDWARE_ERROR)
I got google hits for nero error -1119 but none that told me anything.