by direct copy i think you mean that i put the disc in and let it copy and then directly put a blank disc is and let it write back or since i have two burners then read from one directly to the other. when i try to copy directly i don’t see the options to do that as it lists in the user guide. i am backing up to a hard drive and then burning back to new blank.
i know that it shouldn’t be this hard.
Sorry you asked another question that I didn’t answer. I have tried to burn at 12x, 8x, 4x and 1x. I read somewhere else on line that sometime it works better if you do it at 1/2 the x that the disc says it can handle. The last couple I did at 1x figuring it couldn’t hurt anything.
I am going to try the direct copy method again and see if it will let me now. I will post back in a few minutes.
I just tried the direct copy with a brand new Sony DVD-R that I listed earlier. The Source is the Burner - PBDS ± RW DH-16W1S 2D15 and the Target is the Sony. When I click “Copy Now” I get the message:
Not enough DiskSpace
The selected path does not contain enough diskspace to save the project. Please choose another path.
As mentioned earlier, it is a brand new disc that is the target. This has been the typical message regardless of what type of media i use in the target.
I also tried using the Sony as the source and the PBDS as the target and i get the same error. I tried using Sony as both the source and the target and using the PBDS as the source and the target. At each try i get that same error message.
Based on that error message, I have one other thought. Do the product try to cache the burn content on the same drive that it is installed? In other words, I have the App installed on the c:\ drive so does it try to cache it there also? I looked in the Settings of the nextCopy for a place I could designate where i wanted it to cache and I don’t see that. There isn’t more than 1GB left on my c:\ drive but there is a few hundred GB on my d:\ drive. Do i need to uninstall and re-install the App on my d:\ drive so it will have enough or is that not the way it works?