Help with piece of?

Hello:bow:. Just bought an XPS 720 and am having trouble burning via Double Layer. They tell me the drive is a Benq-Phillips unit (Dual Drives: 48x Combo + 16x DVD+/-RW W double layer write cabability.)

PBDS DVD±RW DH-16W1S is the model name of the drive. I
understand that it is an entry level drive. Running XP.

My problem is that when I burn a double layer DVD+R DL it closes on me. Say I burn 3 gigs useing every choice to keep it open, I can’t put anymore on after that as it does not recognize the disc. Using Memorex as it is all I can find at local stores.

Should I be using DVD+RW?? or some other double layer format?:bow:
THANKS
Kathy.

DL+R is all I would use. :iagree:Your lucky to have the XPS 720!!:iagree: What software are you using to burn this disk? Your system came with Roxio 9 right?

Exactly right. My system came with Roxio9.

What is causing my problemo? Perhaps I use software wrong?

THANKS:confused:

Are you using the copy disk feature or copy dvd feature. Also set your software to stage to hard drive for I think it is set to record on the fly by default. Also increase the buffer to 32MB for I think the default is 18MB, anyways just set it to the next one up in the increase options.

Kathy don’t create multi session DL’s. Multi session on any type of DVD is not a good idea (except for +/-RW’s).

Packet writing apps are not a good idea either. They seem to conflict with other programs.

Your drive is actually a Lite-On brand.

Memorex brand is not a good idea for DL blanks.

I’m just the bringer of all kinds of bad news sorry :flower:

I use “data Disc” and

Will not allow me to change buffer

Guys, multisession on DL+R media is no rocket science. :wink:
Think most burning apps out there will be able to perform this, you just have to learn “how”. Reading the app’s manual/documentation is a good start.

Heck, it even works with my old Nero 6 version.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f92/dw1650-multi-session-dl-r-nero-6-a-234712/

[QUOTE=pinto2;1961067]Guys, multisession on DL+R media is no rocket science. :wink:
Think most burning apps out there will be able to perform this, you just have to learn “how”. Reading apps manual/documentation is a good start.

Heck, it even works with my old Nero 6 version.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f92/dw1650-multi-session-dl-r-nero-6-a-234712/[/QUOTE]

Pinto I like the Clause! Merry Christmas!

[QUOTE=pinto2;1961067]Guys, multisession on DL+R media is no rocket science. :wink:
Think most burning apps out there will be able to perform this, you just have to learn “how”. Reading apps manual/documentation is a good start.

Heck, it even works with my old Nero 6 version.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f92/dw1650-multi-session-dl-r-nero-6-a-234712/[/QUOTE]
Yes pinto2 is correct as i replied to his thread about doing this very thing :doh: First i’ve seen anyone try it.

[QUOTE=THE C.;1961068]… Merry Christmas![/QUOTE]Merry Christmas to you too. :slight_smile: