First of all, sory my bad english, try to understand :o
i’v recently bought a 50 pack of these:
they record at 12x with this drive.
but have only recorded successfully one, the first.
Media Information Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO Media code/Manufacturer ID PRODISC R03 Media Product Revision Number 03h Format Capacity 4.10GB(4.41GB) Book Type DVD-ROM Media Type DVD+R Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps Data area starting sector 30000h Data area end sector 20D28Fh Linear Density 0.267um/bit Track Density 0.74um/track Number of Layers 1 Complete Media Code 00000000 08 02 00 00 01 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 23 D2 8F .............#.. 00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 50 52 4F 44 49 53 43 00 52 .......PRODISC.R 00000020 30 33 03 38 23 54 37 0F 02 54 6B 02 94 63 15 15 03.8#T7..Tk..c.. 00000030 0B 0A 08 08 01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 ................
it contained some files, avi’s and etc.
then problems appear.
i tried to record a dvd project with nero, record dvd-video, put the files on video_ts as i allways do, then Burn… and i go sleep.
i noticed that the dvd was still spining, so i guess that it was spining all nigh :o
then i have to force the end of the recording by end task nero. the have to restart pc to unlock the drive.
then i read some things and decided to upgrade firmware and nero.
i was using oficial firmware 1.25, then tried some from here: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/3520.html
tried some recent oficial and some modified, LD3520_2U2.zip was one of them.
all of them returned unusable discs… not from stoping in the midle of the recording, but for record good and then verify fails at around 90%
Also tried DVD Decrypter with a iso image without success… :a
I dont think this is a very bad media… what about PRINCO?
well i have some left from a 50 cakebox, and tried to record my dvd projects, and guess what? all successful.
recorded and verify completed ok.
And now… i dont thing if i shoul give this media to another ppl or keep trying.
i’ve also updated nero to the last version, put the Microsoft ata drivers instead of the ones from nvidia.
i’m using a 40pins cable, and the drive is alone in that channel.
i’ll try Mad Dog 1.F3 firmware… as I think someone recorded it good in here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?selectmedia=2204#comments
it is not exacly the same discs but the media code is… i don’t know but people have problems with 3.05 firm.
one with 1.04 could record good but in here no. it doesn’t work…
thanks a lot