LG GSA-4167B not burning DVD-R at 8x

I am a new user of the LG GSA-4167B and just started burning my data on TDK DVD-R 1-8x, but what ever I do it just cannot burn at 8x but is able to burn at 4. Burning at 4x will require a long time waiting while it is stuck at 1%.

Is my problem due to the TDK media or other settings? My firmware for the LG GSA-4167B is currently DL12.

Any help will be appreciated

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 11:35:32 PM 
Nero Version: 6.6.0.9
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 9h
 (Nero Express)
Recorder:             <HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B>Version: DL12 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.9
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI 
CD-ROM:               <SONY     CDU4811         >Version: PY09 - HA 0 TA 1 - 6.6.0.9
 Adapter driver:      <atapi>                   HA 0

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : HDT722516DLAT80                  atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : SONY CDU4811                     atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B        atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY CDU4811               G:   CDRom0
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167   E:   CDRom3
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs: 
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE           : 0
Physical memory     : 511MB (523504kB)
Free physical memory: 163MB (166932kB)
Memory in use       : 68 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry    : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0) 

12.11.2005
ISO compilation
7:33:06 PM	#1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6314
	Iso document burn settings
	------------------------------------------
	Determine maximum speed : FALSE
	Simulate                : FALSE
	Write                   : TRUE
	Finalize CD             : FALSE
	Multisession            : TRUE
	Multisession type:      : Start multisession
	Burning mode            : DAO
	Mode                    : 1
	ISO Level               : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
	Character set           : ISO 9660
	Joliet                  : TRUE
	Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
	Allow more than 255 characters in path  : FALSE
	Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions        : TRUE
	
7:33:06 PM	#2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
	Reader running
	
7:33:06 PM	#3 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
	Writer HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B running
	
7:33:06 PM	#4 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3309
	First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)
	
7:33:06 PM	#5 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3231
	Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media
	
7:33:07 PM	#6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 267
	Last possible write address on media:  2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
	Last address to be written:            2260863 (502:24.63, 4415MB)
	
7:33:07 PM	#7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
	Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)
	
7:33:07 PM	#8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2452
	Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B, Media type: DVD-R
	 Disc Manufacturer: TTG02 - 
	 Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193
	
7:33:07 PM	#9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 445
	>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
	=========================================
	
7:33:07 PM	#10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 838
	Setup items (after recorder preparation)
	 0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
	    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
	    original disc pos #0 + 2260864 (2260864) = #2260864/502:24.64
	    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
	    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2260864 blocks [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B]
	--------------------------------------------------------------
	
7:33:19 PM	#11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1051
	Prepare recorder [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
	DAO infos:
	==========
	 MCN: ""
	 TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
	 Tracks 1 to 1:
	   1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos             0             0    4630249472, ISRC ""
	DAO layout:
	===========
	 __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
	       0 |  lead-in |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   0 |    0x41 | 0x00
	       0 |        1 |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	 2260864 | lead-out |   1 |    0x41 | 0x00
	
7:33:19 PM	#12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files started
	
7:33:20 PM	#13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4116
	Cache writing successful.
	
7:33:20 PM	#14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Caching of files completed
	
7:33:20 PM	#15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	
7:33:20 PM	#16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2655
	Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0
	
7:33:20 PM	#17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2326
	Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode
	
7:33:20 PM	#18 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21527
	Set BUFE: Buffer underrun protection -> ON 
	
7:33:20 PM	#19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2480
	Start write address at LBA 0
	DVD high compatibility mode: Yes
	
7:33:20 PM	#20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8821
	---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
	Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
	 Book Type: DVD-R   (2), Part Version: 5
	 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 Physical Sector Number of Data Area:      26127F h
	 End Sector Number in Layer 0:                 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
	 Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
	  Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 2FE10 h
	  Start sector number of the next Border-In:     2FFA0 h
	 Media Specific [16..63]:
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 02 FE 10 00 02 FF A0 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	      00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00    ................
	
7:33:56 PM	#21 SCSI -1064 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1436
	SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x0B270000
	Status:     0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
	HA-Status   0x00 (0x00, OK)
	TA-Status   0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
	Sense Key:  0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
	Sense Code: 0x21
	Sense Qual: 0x02
	CDB Data:   0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 
	Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x10 
	            0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x21 0x02 
	
7:33:56 PM	#22 CDR -1064 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
	Invalid block address
	
7:33:56 PM	#23 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
	all writers idle, stopping conversion
	
7:33:56 PM	#24 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
	conversion idle, stopping reader
	
7:33:56 PM	#25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2718
	EndDAO: Last written address was -1
	
7:33:58 PM	#26 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
	Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)
	

Existing drivers:
File 'Drivers\atapi.sys': Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 03/08/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option) 

Nero Version: 6.6.0.9

  • not too bad, latest 6.x version is 6.6.0.18

Multisession : TRUE
Multisession type: : Start multisession

  • just checking you meant to do mutisession

Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2260863 (502:24.63, 4415MB)

  • 4415MB is too close to outer edge of discs. If you use DVD Shrink, set target size to 4300MB in Shrink’s preferences thus avoiding outer edge and not sacrificing much space

Recorder: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TTG02 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

  • not the best of media out there

Invalid block address

  • try 4x, that’s what i have to do to use this burner. i only ever do 4x anyway but now nearly always do 8x on my LG 4163B. i always get this problem on my 4167B. i’m glad it’s not just me as i was starting to suspect the burner to be faulty.

see also here -


http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/236407 :iagree:

Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

  • see previous comment

I’m a noob to all this burning business, too (although reasonably pr0 on most other PC stuff). And I’ve been having the exact same problems with the cake of 50 datawrite yellows (8x) that I got through the post today.

Swapping down to 4x seems to have fixed the problem, but not before I made 3 coasters at 8x. I’m running the stock firmware, but if the problem exists with the latest firmware too, I’m not sure if I can be bothered to flash it.

Don’t want to hijack your thread, JL but mind if I ask a couple of quick questions here?

  1. I’m running PIO on my drive, is it safe to use DMA using this drive? I have it as secondary master (another HDD on secondary slave). I normally burn from my primary slave HDD.

  2. Recommendations for good media for burning at 8x? Bit disappointed with these datawrites; I was recommended them. Or is this more a drive issue?

Thanks,
Chris

HELP!!! Hey i lost my installation CD and mannual for my month old LG GSA-4167B. Can any one help me find one in Bangalore. Please!

This is copyrighted stuff on that CD, you should ask your dealer where you have bought the drive…

Just to answer my own question, DMA seems to be fine - it sure stresses my PC a lot less than PIO. By the way unleash_me, what do you need from the install CD? I have an OEM version - you don’t need any drivers to install the drive.

Oh, and I just remembered the question I had earlier - re. firmware flashing - the instructions say I should remove any other IDE devices on the same channel. I have an HDD secondary slave with my DVDRW on secondary master. I’m lazy to remove the HDD though :stuck_out_tongue: Is it absolutely necessary?

Glad you went to DMA, it’s a MUST DO for either optical or HDD devices. PIO would have been the reason for the coasters you had at 8x as 4x is about all PIO mode can cope with.

Regarding flashing , I don’t think anyone generally takes any notice of this requirement. Just make sure that no other apps are actually doing anything & you should be fine.

You should never ever run a DVD writer on the same data cable as a hard drive. The HD will monopolise the cable and choke data transfer to the writer. That will cause you problems burning at high speeds. You can put the writer together with another writer or a DVD-ROM drive, however, as those aren’t quite so heavy on data cable use.

I just bought some TDK 8x DVD-R and my 4163B absolutely hates it. I get PO failures at the end of the disc when I burn at 8x. My BenQ 1640 will only burn it at 4x and quality scans are nowhere near decent. So I did a Qscan on one of the blanks with the BenQ. It revealed tracking errors of an unacceptable level for 8x burning near the end of the disc. Qscan told me the disc should not be burned at 8x because of this. That could explain why both drives had trouble with these discs. I can post the Qscan of the thing if you want it.

If your TDK 8x DVD-Rs are like mine, then it could be a case of defective media causing your problems. Try some other media (strangely enough, TDK 8x DVD+R is generally ok, although quality scans are only above average) and see if that fixes the problem.

Thanks for all the advice, everyone! Just to clarify, I’ll never be burning from or even using the HDD that is sharing this cable while burning - in fact the HDD is powered down most of the time. Will it still cause issues? It’s no biggie if I have to retire the HDD, I could fit its contents on 4 DVDs now :smiley:

I’m not sure. What you can do is to run Nero CD-Speed and do a burst rate test on that drive. If it comes back around 22Mb/s or more, it should be ok. If not, you might want to unplug the HD.

Oh btw, here is that Qscan result of a piece of blank 8x TDK DVD-R :

Just to be sure, I did a Qscan on a different blank disc from the same lot. Similar results.

TDK is “hated” not only by LG burners. I never buy TDK lately, relying on my experience.

Cheers guys, everything look fine with my speed test results? I’ve noticed the spin-up time is a lot slower than my old drive, but I guess that’s just a side-effect of having a faster drive.


I’m getting similar results from +R media. I’ve tried Verbatim and had 4 coasters out of 9. Today I tried Ritek and got 1 out of 4. The firmware is at DL11 so I’m going to upgrade to DL12 and see what happens. This is crazy!