I/O Error when burning DVD's/Hardware or software issue?

vbimport

#1

Hi, I have an LG DVD burner (GSA-H42N) that I’ve used for the last year without any problems. For burning DVD’s I use either Nero Burning Rom v7.9.6.0 or ImgBurnv2.4.1.0 and I never had any issues with them either. I always include the burn verification as part of the burning process.Yesterday as I was trying to burn a DVD5 with Nero everything went fine except that in the verification process when it reached 90% it started reporting I/O Read Errors in various sector ranges of the DVD disk. So I aborted the process. Thinking that it might’ve been Nero the issue, I burned a new DVD5 with ImgBurn and the sane problem: when it reached the verification stage it started reporting the same error after 90% of the verification. Both DVD’s can be exploired in its contents with Windows Explorer and can be played with any DVD player (VLC, PowerDVD, etc). So,

  • Is this a software issue or is it the DVD burner that is failing?
  • The DVD’s I burned as described above are “coasters” or can I keep them as valid DVD’s?
    Thanks

#2

@ penguin32,

What is the MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) [Example: TYG02, MKM001] of the blank Media that are causing Verification Read Errors? If you are unaware of how to obtain Media MID suggest using a software utility program similar to DVDInfo (http://www.dvdinfopro.com) or DVD Identifier (http://dvdidentifier.cdfreaks.com/).

Regards,
bjkg


#3

[quote=bjkg;2062047]@ penguin32,

What is the MID (Manufacture ID and Media Code) [Example: TYG02, MKM001] of the blank Media that are causing Verification Read Errors? If you are unaware of how to obtain Media MID suggest using a software utility program similar to DVDInfo (http://www.dvdinfopro.com) or DVD Identifier (http://dvdidentifier.cdfreaks.com/).

Regards,
bjkg[/quote]
Hi, the media used is the same batch and brand of media I always used successfully, so I don’t think it’s media related. However this is the complete media code as reported by DVDInfo Pro:
00000000 00 6A 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 50 00 02 98 0C 13 .j…@…P
00000010 76 78 80 00 03 50 52 49 4E 43 4F 00 04 00 00 00 vx…PRINCO…
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 …

Thanks


#4

One more note, this is the log created by ImgBurn:

; //\
; ImgBurn Version 2.4.1.0 - Log
; Wednesday, 21 May 2008, 10:21:02
; \
//
;
;
I 04:44:33 ImgBurn Version 2.4.1.0 started!
I 04:44:33 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 04:44:33 Total Physical Memory: 2,096,136 KB - Available: 1,474,092 KB
I 04:44:33 Initialising SPTI…
I 04:44:33 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 04:44:34 Found 1 DVD-ROM, 1 DVD±RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 04:49:56 Operation Started!
I 04:49:56 Building Image Tree…
I 04:50:06 Checking Directory Depth…
I 04:50:06 Calculating Totals…
I 04:50:06 Preparing Image…
I 04:50:07 Checking Path Length…
I 04:50:07 Contents: 22 Files, 2 Folders
I 04:50:07 Size: 4,702,863,360 bytes
I 04:50:07 Sectors: 2,296,320
I 04:50:07 Image Size: 4,703,485,952 bytes
I 04:50:07 Image Sectors: 2,296,624
E 04:50:15 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:18
I 04:51:16 Operation Started!
I 04:51:16 Building Image Tree…
I 04:51:16 Checking Directory Depth…
I 04:51:16 Calculating Totals…
I 04:51:16 Preparing Image…
I 04:51:16 Checking Path Length…
I 04:51:16 Contents: 22 Files, 2 Folders
I 04:51:16 Size: 4,702,863,360 bytes
I 04:51:16 Sectors: 2,296,320
I 04:51:16 Image Size: 4,703,485,952 bytes
I 04:51:16 Image Sectors: 2,296,624
I 04:51:22 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:05
I 04:51:22 Operation Started!
I 04:51:22 Source File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 04:51:22 Source File Sectors: 2,296,624 (MODE1/2048)
I 04:51:22 Source File Size: 4,703,485,952 bytes
I 04:51:22 Source File Volume Identifier: JohnsBirthday
I 04:51:22 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 04:51:22 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 04:51:22 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 04:51:22 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N RL01 (G (ATA)
I 04:51:22 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: PRINCO) (Speeds: 2x)
I 04:51:22 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 04:51:22 Write Mode: DVD
I 04:51:22 Write Type: DAO
I 04:51:22 Write Speed: 2x
I 04:51:22 Link Size: Auto
I 04:51:22 Test Mode: No
I 04:51:22 OPC: No
I 04:51:22 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 04:51:22 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 04:51:23 Writing LeadIn…
I 04:52:07 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2296623)
I 04:52:07 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2296623)
I 05:20:20 Synchronising Cache…
I 05:20:57 Exporting Graph Data…
I 05:20:57 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Dell\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H42N_RL01_WEDNESDAY-MAY-21-2008_4-51_AM_PRINCO_2x.ibg
I 05:20:57 Export Successfully Completed!
I 05:20:57 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:29:35
I 05:20:57 Average Write Rate: 2,714 KB/s (2.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 2,809 KB/s (2.0x)
I 05:20:57 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 05:21:05 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 05:21:22 Device Ready!
I 05:21:33 Operation Started!
I 05:21:33 Source Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N RL01 (G (ATA)
I 05:21:33 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: PRINCO) (Speeds: 2x)
I 05:21:33 Image File: -==//[BUILD IMAGE]/==-
I 05:21:33 Image File Sectors: 2,296,624 (MODE1/2048)
I 05:21:33 Image File Size: 4,703,485,952 bytes
I 05:21:33 Image File Volume Identifier: JohnsBirthday
I 05:21:33 Image File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.4.1.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 05:21:33 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 05:21:33 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 05:21:33 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 05:21:33 Verifying Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2296623)
I 05:21:33 Verifying Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2296623)
W 06:08:23 Failed to Read Sector 2182192 - Reason: Unrecovered Read Error
W 06:08:23 Sector 2182192 maps to File: \VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_5.VOB
E 06:11:04 Failed to Read Sector 2184624 - Reason: Unrecovered Read Error
E 06:11:04 Sector 2184624 maps to File: \VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_5.VOB
E 06:11:04 Failed to Verify Sectors!
I 06:11:05 Exporting Graph Data…
I 06:11:05 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Dell\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H42N_RL01_WEDNESDAY-MAY-21-2008_4-51_AM_PRINCO_2x.ibg
I 06:11:05 Export Successfully Completed!
E 06:11:05 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:49:31
I 06:11:05 Average Verify Rate: 1,471 KB/s (1.1x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 3,360 KB/s (2.4x)
I 06:22:53 Close Request Acknowledged
I 06:22:53 Closing Down…
I 06:22:54 Shutting down SPTI…
I 06:22:54 ImgBurn closed!


#5

[QUOTE=penguin32;2062066]…The media used is the same batch and brand of media I always used successfully, so I don’t think it’s media related…[/QUOTE]@ penguin32,

You might have been previously using Princo Media without any problems but unfortunately Princo Media has a rich well-documented history of being poor quality problematic Media and experienced knowledgeable users fully avoid using known problematic poor quality Princo Media.

Also from reviewing your other recent Forum posting it appears that your other DVD Burning “Problems” you are encountering could also be caused by the use of the known poor quality Princo Media.

Suggest obtaining known proven quality Media that has a proven track history of consistently produces quality error free results such as Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim Media.

Regards,
bjkg


#6

Hi bjkg, you were right. I just tested another generic brand, “ProdiscS03” and I burned the same DVD5 at 4X successfully onto it with Nero (all burning stages reported no errors, including the verification). So apparently you were correct, the problem was Princo. I was hesitant just because as I mentioned I burned 80 discs from the same cake successfully, but apparently these two failed. I am aware that most generic brands are not worth buying, that Verbatim is the way to go, but I was just trying to make sure this issue was not hardware related.