Help needed: massiv Problems with 811s's burn quality

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#1

For a few days now, my 811s (HS0P) only produces unplayable DVDs. Im am always using 4x +R’s by Verbatim (datalife plus) and never had any problems. Now, not only my Standalone won’t play them anymore (about half way through the disc), also K-Probe (with165H) produces PIs up to 800 before it gives up with unrecoverable read errors. Before, I always got PI/PO averages at about 20/3.

I always was able to burn the Verbatims at 8x, but also reducing burn-speed to 4x does not solve the problem.
I reflashed HS0P - no changes.
What I SEE on the medias “data”-layer: dark-gray shadows, on some I see something like a dark-gray “hole” about 0.5 cm large close to the the outer border.

Do you think, that this problem is burner-related or due to a recent upgrade of my computer (MoBo ASUS P800P Deluxe, 1 GB RAM)? There is no sign, that data-transfer-speed is not big enough, so no burn-proof “events” are caused.
The 811s is only three months old, I have burned about 40 DVDs so far.

Any suggestions how to solve the problem?
Could it be HS0P (that produced good results so far)
Could it be the bitsetting to DVD-ROM?


#2

Try using HSOK , that 1 works a lot better for my 401@811
HSOP gave me very bad burns


#3

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#4

Originally posted by ccb056
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Read the post. It just started.
But he replaced his mobo recently, and a few other things.

Try the HS0K firmware first, it’s easiest.

I loathe Asus mobos.

Try using MS standard IDE drivers, rather than Asus IDE drivers.

Have you installed any other programs recently.
Also are there any motherboard monitors, etc loading, chewing up cpu time? Raid monitoring utilites perhaps? etc?


#5

I assume same case, same power ? Could be IDE issue with your new board. Or maybe the new mb combo is taking more load than your older mobo and leave your 811s a bit power starving. Maybe it’s hotter than you previous setup.

Don’t forget to check the basic thing: Software, firmware and IDE driver. But, the fact that you see blemish marks on your discs makes it not very encouraging to persue this route though.


#6

I don’t suppose these DVDR’s are sitting in the sunlight? Maybe next to something warm/hot?

Sitting in something sticky? Coffee got spilt on them?

Anyone else use your computer? Didn’t tell you they spilt hot coffee over everything?

Maybe it was just a bad batch of Media?

You can take them back to where you bought them if the individual discs are unopened.


#7

Hi
thanks for all your answers!

  • I assumed a MoBo-Problem first, checking all my drivers thouroughly - there seem to be no problems.
  • I will pursue the power-consumption issue…
  • About the coffee: hmmm, actually, I am using the 811s’s built in slide-in-out-cupholder quite often, when I am working on my computer :wink: :wink: :wink:
  • Media is stored in black DVD-boxes and a “dark, dry and normally temperatured” place - a cupboard (no sunlight, no heater near it).

I went to my dealer, he replaced the 811s with a new one (great, after 2 1/2 months!!!). I upgraded to FW HS0K, did a Verbatim 4x +R - printable Testburn @ 8x speed. Same setup as described above. PI/PO are about 20/5 up to 98% fo the disc with a short rise to 100/10 at the very end of the recording - optically, the media looks ok, no shadwos, no dark spots.
THAT seems VERY ok to me, must have been an issue of the former 811s. Since it was only 2 1/2 months old and not used excessively: is that likely for LiteOn to produce such short lifecycle-models???


#8

Originally posted by dvdr
THAT seems VERY ok to me, must have been an issue of the former 811s. Since it was only 2 1/2 months old and not used excessively: is that likely for LiteOn to produce such short lifecycle-models???

I doubt it, otherwise there would be many liteon fans.
Or that many liteon customers :wink: