Help! Burning Data DVD

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#1

Hi, I’ve been trying to burn data DVDs but I keep getting errors and the discs keep getting wasted.

Drive: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532U TI04 (ATA)
Media: Samsung Pleomax DVD-R 8X (4.7GB/120MIN)

When I started burning, I used Mitsubishi Black Diamond media to burn some psp game files as data ( 2 .iso files and 4 .cso files ). I needed to burn them as a data DVD not as an image so I used Nero 6 and it worked. Then I tried burning on the same type of media with Nero 7 and I kept getting errors. So, I bought a new type of media (Samsung) and tried burning video files as data dvd and it worked at 2x. ( I’ve always burnt at low speeds ). Then I tried burning more .cso files on another Samsung Blank DVD-R and I got errors.

I heard about ImgBurn and decided to give it a go. I clicked on build mode and added the folders containing the .cso files to the list and then saved the .iso file to my desktop. Then i clicked on write mode and selected the .iso file and I got another error message.

It seems to be the same error message all the time… Illegal Disc

Here is my log of ImgBurn

I 21:57:53 ImgBurn Version 2.2.0.0 started!
I 21:57:53 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 21:57:53 Total Physical Memory: 228,720 KB - Available: 70,672 KB
I 21:57:53 Initialising SPTI…
I 21:57:53 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 21:57:54 Found 1 DVD±RW!
I 21:59:06 Operation Started!
I 21:59:06 Building Image Tree…
I 21:59:28 Checking Directory Depth…
I 21:59:28 Calculating Totals…
I 21:59:28 Preparing Image…
I 21:59:28 Checking Path Length…
I 21:59:28 Image Size: 4,510,744,576 bytes
I 21:59:28 Image Sectors: 2,202,512
I 21:59:33 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:26
I 21:59:33 Operation Started!
I 21:59:33 Image Contents: 7 Files, 7 Folders
I 21:59:33 Image Sectors: 2,202,512
I 21:59:33 Image Size: 4,510,744,576 bytes
I 21:59:33 Image Single Layer Profile: DVD-R/RW (Media Capacity: 2,298,496)
I 21:59:33 Image Volume Identifier: PSP_GAME_2
I 21:59:33 Image Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 21:59:33 Image Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 21:59:33 Image File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 21:59:33 Destination File: C:\Documents and Settings\Luqman\My Documents\PSP_GAMES_2.iso
I 21:59:33 Destination Free Space: 11,996,008,448 bytes (11,714,852 KB) (11,440 MB) (11 GB)
I 21:59:33 Destination File System: NTFS
I 21:59:33 File Splitting: Auto
I 21:59:33 Writing Image…
I 22:10:07 Image MD5: 77007dde1e2ed6192b2dfa1168c780d7
I 22:10:07 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:10:34
I 22:10:07 Average Write Rate: 6,947 KB/s (5.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 15,858 KB/s (11.4x)
I 22:11:31 Operation Started!
I 22:11:31 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Luqman\My Documents\PSP_GAMES_2.iso
I 22:11:31 Source File Sectors: 2,202,512 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:11:31 Source File Size: 4,510,744,576 bytes
I 22:11:31 Source File Volume Identifier: PSP_GAME_2
I 22:11:31 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.2.0.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 22:11:31 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 22:11:31 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 22:11:31 Destination Device: [1:0:0] TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532U TI04 (D:) (ATA)
I 22:11:31 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: OPTODISCR008) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 22:11:31 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 22:11:31 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:11:31 Write Type: DAO
I 22:11:31 Write Speed: 2x
I 22:11:31 Link Size: Auto
I 22:11:31 Test Mode: No
I 22:11:31 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:11:33 Filling Buffer… (20 MB)
I 22:11:34 Writing LeadIn…
I 22:11:45 Writing Image…
W 22:39:26 Failed to Write Sectors 1932320 - 1932351 - Write Error
W 22:39:26 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:39:26 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 22:39:26 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:53 Retrying (21)…
W 22:41:53 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:54 Retrying (22)…
W 22:41:54 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:55 Retrying (23)…
W 22:41:55 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:55 Retrying (24)…
W 22:41:56 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:56 Retrying (25)…
W 22:41:56 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:57 Retrying (26)…
W 22:41:57 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:57 Retrying (27)…
W 22:41:57 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
W 22:41:58 Retrying (28)…
W 22:41:58 Retry Failed - Cannot Write Medium - Incompatible Format
E 22:41:59 Failed to Write Sectors 1932320 - 1932351 - Write Error
I 22:41:59 Synchronising Cache…
E 22:42:00 Failed to Write Image!
E 22:42:01 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:30:29
I 22:42:01 Average Write Rate: 2,131 KB/s (1.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,809 KB/s (2.0x)

Can someone please help me… Is there anything I can do to successfully burn .cso files to a DVD-R?

Many Thanks


#2

Erm… am I even using ImgBurn correctly? :S


#3

I also would like to know if ImgBurn has to be setup appropriately to achieve optimum performance. E.g. if there are any settings that can be tweaked…etc.


#4

any1???


#5

I think you’d have more success with quality media like Verbatim and burning at the rated speed of the media rather than slow burning on poor quality media.

With a relatively small amount of free space it’ll be important to keep your HDD regularly defragged as well.


#6

Thanks for that but I was wondering whether someone can tell me the correct way to burn a data DVD with .cso files e.g. what settings need to be changed << I’m using ImgBurn right now but I’d be happy to use any suggested software >>

As I said above I even managed to burn with a poor quality media like black diamond and it worked… If it works good with Nero 6 can someone tell me what’s the best version of Nero to use?

Any help would be appreciated

Many Thanks


#7

If it works good with Nero 6 then why don’t you use Nero 6 :confused:
BUT like TCAS said use BETTER quality disc’s to burn on and defrag your system, JUST because you lucked out a few times with poor quality media does not mean that is not the problem.


#8

No… it’s still not working…

I used TraxData (RITEK****) media and it still did not work.

I don’t understand it, CD-R’s burn fine and even the first DVD+R black diamond (rubbish media) i tried worked satisfactorily, burning DATA DVDs.

I’ve tried 10 of the same brand DVD+R and Samsung and Traxdata DVD-R and it still doesn’t work.

I’ve used the same system the whole time…used ImgBurn and it don’t work.

Are there any sensible people out there who can actually help me and not just say use better media bla bla bla

Thanks


#9

Don’t burn 8x media at 2x. ‘Slower is better’ is a myth with DVD media. While the DVD media you’re using is actually not too bad, earlier Samsung and Toshiba DVD Burners aren’t very good and will probably struggle with a lot of otherwise decent media. Try updating your drive’s firmware if you can find any updates as well.


#10

If you can’t accept that a large proportion of burning problems are linked to using poor media then there’s no real hope for you.

The media you’ve used cannot be considered to be quality media and whilst many people burn successfully with poor quality media the chances of success are significantly improved by using better media and burning at a sensible speed like 8x for 8x media & 12x for 16x media.


#11

The advice given about the media, and your burn speeds is worth following. You have nothing to lose.

Welcome to the forum. :slight_smile:


#12

Really bad media, as pointed out before.