I have been backing up data on my computer using Nero 6, NEC 1300A, and some Ritec G04 DVD-R.
I set Nero to do a DVD-ROM ISO and it seems to burn fine unless a file is over 2 GB. If a file is over 2 GB It will ask me to do a UDF ISO… If I do a UDF
ISO it will fail between 50% and 90%. every time.
Because of this I then took my 2 GB+ files and broke them down into 1 GB files or less. It then let me do the DVD-ROM ISO just fine as I have done before.
Heres the problem. I always go back to the DVD and open up a few files just to see if its ok… I did this and yes it appeared ok… I then opened up a
rar file and asked Winrar to check it… Just as a double verification for me that it was ok… Out of 4 rar files on the disk one gave me this error. (Data
error (cyclic redundancy check).
I assumed it was a just a glitch… I tried it again and got the same error.
I then open and shut the DVD drive which did not help. I then rebooted which did not help.
I then burnt another disk which gave me the same error but in another rar file?? I burnt 2 more again… burning the last one @ 2x speed and still got
(cyclic redundancy check errors) in various rar files.
I double checked the rar files on my hard drive and they are ok.
I did see a post that said their are three different types of Ritec G04’s… and it appears (using DVDinfo) that I have the ones they said were bad!! Here is an excerpt
from that post:
Also note that there are 3 or more Ritek G04 formula variations.
00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 35 0E 0B
00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 65 0E 0B
are reported to be both good with the 2500 and 1300
00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 76 0E 14
is said to cause problems, and may not even load in the 1300."
At this point I have done scan disk and updated my firmware.
I have not tried it again… I have aready wasted enough disk. I thought I would post here for any suggestions first.
If it is indeed my media?.. then what media actually works with an NEC1300A… I’m desperate to back up my files. One suggestion I have benn given at another forum is Maxell DVD-R from Wal-Mart.