Is New SH-S203B Defective?

Is this drive defective? This is my first install of a SATA Drive. It appears to have installed OK.
Below is the log for my first 2 attempts to burn a DVD-R video. I canceled both burns because they would have taken over an hour to burn. The drive was stopped more than it was running during the burn. I am using Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R media and Nero 7 Essentials which came with the drive. Firmware is SB01. I am fairly new at this, and I am unsure what information I should include. Should I RMA this drive? Any help would be appreciated.

1st Log:
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=8192 bytes, created 6/29/2006 5:04:42 PM
NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.4
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 4
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B>Version: SB01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG>Version: 2.1B - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.9.6.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : SAMSUNG SP1604N atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3250620AS 3.AA SI3132 Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG E: CdRom1
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B K: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 958MB (981480kB)
Free physical memory: 416MB (426856kB)
Memory in use : 56 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)
9.11.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
3:57:22 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

3:57:22 PM #2 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation started

3:57:22 PM #3 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

3:57:22 PM #4 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
UDF document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Options : automatic
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

3:57:22 PM #5 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files sorted

3:57:22 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

3:57:22 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

3:57:22 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

3:57:22 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2100527 (466:47.02, 4102MB)

3:57:22 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

3:57:22 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
Recorder: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

3:57:22 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

3:57:22 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793

2nd Log:
Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=?.?.?.?, size=8192 bytes, created 6/29/2006 5:04:42 PM
NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.9.6.4
Internal Version: 7, 9, 6, 4
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B>Version: SB01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.9.6.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG>Version: 2.1B - HA 1 TA 1 - 7.9.6.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : SAMSUNG SP1604N atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST3250620AS 3.AA SI3132 Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off
=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG E: CdRom1
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B K: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 958MB (981480kB)
Free physical memory: 386MB (395352kB)
Memory in use : 59 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)
9.11.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
4:47:23 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

4:47:23 PM #2 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation started

4:47:23 PM #3 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

4:47:23 PM #4 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6663
UDF document burn settings

Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
UDF Mode : UDF/ISO bridge
UDF Options : automatic
UDF Revision : 1.02
UDF Partition Type : physical
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

4:47:23 PM #5 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
DVD-Video files sorted

4:47:23 PM #6 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

4:47:23 PM #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3343
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

4:47:23 PM #8 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

4:47:24 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2100527 (466:47.02, 4102MB)

4:47:24 PM #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

4:47:24 PM #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2964
Recorder: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

4:47:24 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<

4:47:24 PM #13 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2100528 (2100528) = #2100528/466:47.3
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2100528 blocks [K: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B]

4:47:24 PM #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [K: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:

MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4301881344, ISRC “”
DAO layout:

__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2100528 | 0 | 0x00
2100528 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

4:47:24 PM #15 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

4:47:24 PM #16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-Yes (<64KB)

4:47:24 PM #17 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

4:47:24 PM #18 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

4:47:24 PM #19 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

4:47:24 PM #20 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

4:47:24 PM #21 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

4:47:24 PM #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3225
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

4:47:24 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3381
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

4:47:24 PM #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9872
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 0.0 (0)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Revision number of maximum recording speed: -
Revision number of minimum recording speed: -
Revision number table of recording speed: - - - - - - -
Class: 0
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

4:47:24 PM #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

4:47:39 PM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
16:47:39.390 - K: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B : Queue again later

4:57:18 PM #27 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1435
Aborted by user

4:58:35 PM #28 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3783
EndDAO: Last written address was 340511 (5321Fh)

[quote=ghinsey;1928169]
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CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: Off
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There’s your problem. There are answers to solve the problem, please search.
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[quote=KTL;1928207]There’s your problem. There are answers to solve the problem, please search.
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I dont think the UDMA is applicable on SATA drives. But I might be wrong.:o


[QUOTE=alan1476;1928216]I dont think the UDMA is applicable on SATA drives. But I might be wrong.:o[/QUOTE]yep and so is the hdd.

But anyway to OP does your NEC 3500 burn ok with the Nero app?

I couldn’t find DMA On or Off in my Nero log but I did find this.


Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome onboard ghinsey. :iagree: :clap:
This DMA thing is interesting.
It shows up in mine regardless.
Both HD’s (even though raided) & DVDRW’s (even via PCI SATA controller).
Unfortunately I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit.

Uninstalled Nero 7 and reinstalled Nero 6 as to be able to see Nero buffer level. Nero buffer is staying at close to 100%, but recorder buffer continuously falls below 10% and momentarily stops burn every 3 seconds or so. Also CPU usage is always at 97-100% . Processor is AMD Sempron 3400+.

Answer to rolling56; Yes the NEC 3500 burns OK but has developed reading problems. This is why I purchased The SH-S203B.

Below is a screen shot of Nero Info Tool 4 showing UDMA on

Still wondering If the burner is bad.

Can you try it out in another pc?

[QUOTE=ghinsey;1928298]Uninstalled Nero 7 and reinstalled Nero 6 as to be able to see Nero buffer level. Nero buffer is staying at close to 100%, but recorder buffer continuously falls below 10% and momentarily stops burn every 3 seconds or so. Also CPU usage is always at 97-100% . Processor is AMD Sempron 3400+.

Answer to rolling56; Yes the NEC 3500 burns OK but has developed reading problems. This is why I purchased The SH-S203B.

Below is a screen shot of Nero Info Tool 4 showing UDMA on

Still wondering If the burner is bad.

[/QUOTE]

The buffer underruns may be caused by your second hard drive ( connected in a silicon image controller ) that shows as DMA off.
DiskPeripheral : ST3250620AS 3.AA SI3132 Port 5 ID 0 DMA: Off

Sustained transfer require that both the hard disc and DVD recorder still in DMA mode.

PS. High CPU utilization is caused by PIO mode.

Here is what Nero Info Tool Shows



[QUOTE=zhadoom;1928321]The buffer underruns may be caused by your second hard drive ( connected in a silicon image controller ) that shows as DMA off.[/QUOTE]Absolutely normal. Nero can’t handle DMA information if drivers from the controller’s manufacturer are used.

Just an idea:

Connect the 203 to your Silicon Image controller and move the HDD that is connected there to the connector previously occupied by the 203.

[QUOTE=mciahel;1928522]Just an idea:

Connect the 203 to your Silicon Image controller and move the HDD that is connected there to the connector previously occupied by the 203.[/QUOTE]

That should really work, depending on the BIOS which is on the controller (RAId vs. non-raid)!