Invalid write address?

i am trying to backup a movie of mine and have made an image of it with alcohol 120% i get the following error- write failed invalid write address. My NEC 4550a is connected to pc via a usb port. i also have an internal cd writer.

heres the log:
########################### System Information ###########################
Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build 2600)
Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.26GHz (2277MHz)
Memory Available to Windows: 228,848 KB

############################ Program Information ###########################
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\Alcohol.exe
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol 120%
Original: alcohol.exe
Product: Alcohol 120%
Trademarks: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2005 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 1.9.5 ( Build 3105 )
Date: 2005/07/05
Size: 1517568 Bytes
Hash:
Hash(1): d1a6dcfed81ff332d01c55e3cbc5c0e68bc7c1025c3ae23577c953ca5d59955
Hash(2):
Description: Alcohol virtual device control library
Original: alcoholx.dll
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2004
Version: 3.47.0 ( Build 0 )
Date: 2004/08/12
Size: 74752 Bytes
Hash: 1b7083f2ca3a98bb3c14c3a08ad5c2d2
File Name: C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\devsupp.dll
Company Name: Alcohol Soft Development Team
Description: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Original: devsupp.dll
Product: Alcohol Software Device Capability Library
Copyright: Copyright© 2002-2003 Alcohol Soft Development Team
Version: 2.4.0 ( Build 627 )
Date: 2006/01/31
Size: 42496 Bytes
Hash: cb8e209009b1a3fd93103fad4efe4085

########################### User Information ###########################
Licensed to: Happy User :slight_smile:
Registered User ID: 04EF

########################### Options Setting ###########################
Devices control interface: Default Driver Control Interface
CPU Priority Level: High
Memory Buffer Size (MB): 89
Examine the accuracy of data read from physical device: Yes
Turn off “Auto-Select best write speed” function if possible: No
Overburn disc(s): No
Fill memory buffer before recording discs: Yes
Ignore Media Type: Yes
RMPS (Recordable Media Physical Signature) Emulation: No
BAD Sectors Emulation: No
Sub-Channel Data Fixed & Emulation: No
Laserlock Emulation: No
Current Language: English

############################ Device(s) List ############################
(D:) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B (atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0)
(E:) SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM (Vax347s, Port 2, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
(G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A (USBSTOR, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0)

##################### Installed Device Drivers List #####################
ACPI.sys afd.sys ATMFD.DLL audstub.sys AVGNTDW.SYS
aw_host5.sys awechomd.sys awlegacy.sys Beep.SYS BOOTVID.dll
Cdfs.SYS cdrom.sys CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys dmio.sys
dmload.sys Dot4.sys Dot4Prt.sys dot4usb.sys drmk.sys
dump_atapi.sys dump_WMILIB.SYS Dxapi.sys dxg.sys dxgthk.sys
Fastfat.SYS fdc.sys fetnd5.sys Fips.SYS flpydisk.sys
Fs_Rec.SYS ftdisk.sys Gernuwa.sys hal.dll i8042prt.sys
imapi.sys ipsec.sys isapnp.sys kbdclass.sys KDCOM.DLL
kmixer.sys ks.sys KSecDD.sys meiudf.sys mnmdd.SYS
mouclass.sys MountMgr.sys mrxdav.sys mrxsmb.sys Msfs.SYS
msgpc.sys Mup.sys NDIS.sys ndistapi.sys ndisuio.sys
ndiswan.sys NDProxy.SYS netbios.sys netbt.sys Npfs.SYS
ntdll.dll Ntfs.sys ntoskrnl.exe Null.SYS parport.sys
PartMgr.sys ParVdm.SYS pci.sys PCIIDEX.SYS pctvvbi.sys
portcls.sys processr.sys psched.sys ptilink.sys PxHelp20.sys
rasacd.sys rasl2tp.sys raspppoe.sys raspptp.sys raspti.sys
rdbss.sys RDPCDD.sys rdpdr.sys redbook.sys rob_a.sys
rob_v.sys s3gnb.dll s3gnbm.sys SCSIPORT.SYS secdrv.sys
serenum.sys serial.sys sr.sys srv.sys STREAM.SYS
swenum.sys sysaudio.sys tcpip.sys TDI.SYS termdd.sys
Udfs.SYS update.sys USBD.SYS usbehci.sys usbhub.sys
USBPORT.SYS USBSTOR.SYS usbuhci.sys Vax347b.sys Vax347s.sys
vga.sys viaagp.sys viaagp1.sys viaide.sys viaudios.sys
VIDEOPRT.SYS VolSnap.sys VXUSBDRV.sys wanarp.sys watchdog.sys
wdmaud.sys win32k.sys WMILIB.SYS

################## Detailed Information of Device(s) ##################

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(D:) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8526B(1:1) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: HL-DT-ST
Product Identification: CD-RW GCE-8526B
Production Revision Level: 1.01
Location: atapi, Port 1, Bus 0, Target 1, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), TAO
BURN-Free Technology: Super-Link
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: No
DVD-R Read/Write: No/No
DVD-RAM Read/Write: No/No
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: No
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
(G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0) detail information.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Vendor Identification: _NEC
Product Identification: DVD_RW ND-4550A
Production Revision Level: 1.07
Location: USBSTOR, Port 0, Bus 0, Target 0, Lun 0
Support recording method: DAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO+SUB, RAW DAO(96), DVD DAO
BURN-Free Technology: Unknown
Auto-Select best write speed: Not Supported
*** NOT listed in Alcohol’s database. Please report to development team
-* Note: This information below is provided by the unit, it might be inaccurate. -
-
This software does not use this information! *-
Removable media: Yes
Version: ATAPI (INF-8090i/INF-8020i/INF-8028i)
Response Data Format: 02h
CD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
CD-RW Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Read CD-R Fixed Packet: Yes
Test Write: Yes
DVD-ROM Read: Yes
DVD-R Read/Write: Yes/Yes
DVD-RAM Read/Write: Yes/Yes
Audio Play: Yes
Composite Audio and Video Data Stream: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 1 Supported: No
Digital output (IEC958) on port 2 Supported: No
Mode 1 Form 2: Yes
Mode 2 Form 2: Yes
Multi-Session: Yes
BUF: Yes
CD-DA Commands supported: Yes
CD-DA Stream is Accurate: Yes
R-W Supported: Yes
R-W De-interleaved and Corrected: No
C2 Pointers Support: Yes
ISRC Supported: Yes
UPC Supported: Yes
Read Bar Code: No
Lock media into the drive: Yes
Currently drive Lock state: Unlocked
Prevent Jumper: No
Eject Command: Yes
Separate volume levels: Yes
Separate channel mute: Yes
Changer Supports Disc Present: No
Software slot selection: No
Side change capable: No
P through W in Lead-In: Yes

#######################################################################

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: Media Descriptor Image file
Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Dr Hoosen\Desktop\
Name: 3_SUPER_STAR_VM.mds
3_SUPER_STAR_VM.mdf
Size: 7926.53 MB
Session: 1
Track: 1

Session 01:
Track 01: DVD, Length: 4058381(7.74 GB), Address: 000000
#############################################################################

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
14:06:55 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.26GHz (2277MHz)
14:06:55 Memory Available to Windows: 228,848 KB
14:06:55 Not enough Memory! Adjust memory buffer size to 59 MB.
14:06:56 Image file loading: C:\Documents and Settings\Dr Hoosen\Desktop\3_SUPER_STAR_VM.mds
14:06:56 DVD Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 7.74 GB / 901:51:56
14:07:00 (G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording Method/Speed
14:07:00 Recording - DVD DAO - 4.0X (5540 KB/Sec)
(G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0) - Media format: DVD-R
14:07:43 (G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 32, Length: 16
S:KEY - 05/21/02 - “Invalid Address For Write”
14:09:17 (G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording failed!
14:09:17 Error message: [05/21/02] - Invalid Address For Write
14:09:17 (G:) _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording failed!
14:09:17 Image file loading aborted!
14:09:19 Something is wrong with the recording procedure! Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.
##############################################################################

appreciate any help

The log suggest you are trying to write 7.74Gb to a 4.7GB DVD-R. I suppose you could have a DL DVD-R but my guess is that it’s a single layer one.

Yup, this cannot work.

no am using a verbatim 8.5G dual layer disk…

All I can suggest is that the way I would do it would be to rip to HD with DVD Decrypter & burn the ISO/MDS image with ImgBurn.

You didn’t, from what is stated in the log:

14:07:00 (G _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording Method/Speed
14:07:00 Recording - DVD DAO - 4.0X (5540 KB/Sec)
(G _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0) - [B]Media format: DVD-R[/B]
14:07:43 (G _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 32, Length: 16
S:KEY - 05/21/02 - "Invalid Address For Write"
14:09:17 (G _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording failed!
14:09:17 Error message: [05/21/02] - Invalid Address For Write
[B]14:09:17 (G _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A(USB:0): Recording failed![/B]
14:09:17 Image file loading aborted!
14:09:19 Something is wrong with the recording procedure! Please check the log file and report any errors to Technical Support.

Maybe you did try with an [U]DVD[B]-[/B]R DL[/U], but then it couldn’t be recognized correctly…
If you did, the root of all your problems is the sucky usb enclosure.

Connect the burner internally and try again.