I/O Error & Drive Disappears (all drivers installed & latest drive firmware)

ImgBurn log is HERE. I’m using the default ImgBurn settings and I set the burn speed to 4x.

I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H motherboard with Windows 7 64-bit. This is a fresh installation of Windows. As far as I know ’ve installed all the motherboard drivers that are required for my PC to work correctly. Nothing has an exclamation mark in Device Manager.

I have an LG BH10LS38.AUAR Bluray drive with the latest firmware of L102.
I burn a disc reading off an ISO on a single SATA II or SATA III internal hard drive. I burn several Blurays per day and at random maybe once per day once a disc has finished burning, ImgBurn will freeze or it will fail to verify at 0% and when I cancel the verification the program freezes and I have to close it in Task Manager under processes which takes ages as the PC freezes for several minutes.

When I reopen ImgBurn I get a pop-up saying I/O error, the parameter is incorrect. Screenshot: http://bayimg.com/gACPNAAFB

I then notice that the drive doesn’t show up as a destination in ImgBurn. Also that drive shows in My Computer but I can’t do anything with it or it will not show in My Computer at all…

When a drive freezes I need to restart Windows for it to be seen by Windows again. So far I only get the problem when verifying a disc and it always fails verification at 0% yet the disc still plays fine. I have AnyDVD installed but I made sure it wasn’t running (I clicked exit on the tray icon) so it can’t be that which is causing the problem.

In Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers I see the following listed:
Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.

I’m using the same discs and drive I’ve always used on my previous motherboard and I never had a problem on that so I don’t know what’s causing the problem on my new motherboard. I’m also using the same ImgBurn version: and the default settings - I just changed the burn speed to 4x (max speed my discs support) - I’ve always used that burn speed.

Is there some particular driver I need (apart from the Bluray drive firmware) to allow the drives to work properly? Should I install SPTD from http://www.duplexsecure.com/en/downloads?

My motherboard DVD came with the following drivers (I’ve only mentioned the ones that might be relevant):
Intel Management Engine Software
INF Update Utility
Marvell GSATA AHCI Driver
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver

I’ve installed all the above drivers.

Do you need the Marvel driver and the Intel Rapid Storage drivers?
I believe your sata controllers should just work without any third party driver under Window’s native AHCI, as long as you do not use any RAID configuration in the BIOS. Try that with the drive connected to the mobo ports for the chipset’s (z77) controller, not Marvell, sata controller.

Also, have you used the drive successfully before? Is it an old drive that you’ve transplanted into this new install? Just asking because I’ve had similar symptoms on a Lite-On bd burner, errors in ImgBurn, drive disappearing, and basically the drive just died.