My dvr-107 will burn cd's but not DVD's

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#1

My DVR-107 will burn cd’s (very slowly) but will not burn dvd’s. It starts then quits.

My computer is a Sony PCG-FRV27
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 2.66GHz
Cache Memory 512 KB integrated on-die level 2
Bus Speed 533 MHz
15 XGA (1024x768) TFT display
ATI RADEON IGP 345M 64MB (shared)
512 MB DDR SDRAM (256MB x 2), expandable to 1024MB
40 GB hard drive
DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive
Internal DVD-RW/CD-RW drive - Toshiba SD-R6-12
(DVD-R write 1x, DVD-RW write 1x, CD-R write 16x, CD-RW
write 8x, CD-ROM read 24x, DVD-ROM read 8x)
Optional Floppy Drive not included
External 1.44 MB, 3.5" USB floppy drive (PCGA-UFD5) not included
Integrated V.90 modem/10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet with RJ-45 iMemory Stick® Media Slot
Supports optional Memory Stick® media (not included)
Pointing Device/Keyboard
Electro-Static touch pad
86 key QWERTY layout, with 2.7mm stroke and 19.19mm pitch
Estimated Battery Life
Lithium-ion battery 1.5-2.0 hours
PC Card Slot
Two type I or II, or one type III card slot; CardBus support
Audio
Windows® sound system compatible with 3D surround
Built-in stereo speakers; monaural mini-jack microphone
Other Interfaces
i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) interface, AV out (mini jack), 3 USB 2.0
ports, RJ-11 modem jack, RJ-45 Ethernet, VGA output, parallel,
headphone (stereo), mic-in
Power Requirements
135 watts maximum +/- 10% (19.5V / AC100-240V)
1.65" - 2.26" X 13" X 10.8"
Weight 7.72 lbs.with one battery
Supplied Accessories
Lithium-ion battery, power cord, AC adapter
One year limited hardware parts and labor
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Productivity
Microsoft® Money 2003
Microsoft® Works 7.0
Microsoft® Encarta Online
Video Software
Sony Click to DVD
Sony DVgate Plus
InterVideo WinDVD for VAIO® PC
EasySystems Drag’n Drop CD+DVD
Music Software
Sony SonicStage
RealNetworks® RealOne player
Photo Software
Sony PictureGear Studio
Sony Network Smart Capture
Communication
Sony VAIO Media Software
Microsoft® MSN 8.08
America Online®
Gaming
Microsoft® Age of Empires
Virus, Tools, and Support Software
McAffee® Internet Security Center Trial

My DVR is a External Pioneer 8X DVD DVR-107-ME-320
Connection =USB 2.0 +/- RW DVR-107
Firmware Version 1.10
Purchased at Cooler-express.com

I have tried 3 software programs
dvdxpress = just ejects and says error
NTI CD & DVD maker gold=
drag’n drop cd+dvd = unable to communicate with drive.

While using NTI CD & DVD maker gold, I checked the Drive Properties:

Dynamic Drive Support =on
Medium Types= cd-r/rw
Cd-r Speed = 2,4,8,12x
cd-rw speed = 2,4,8x
DVD speed = NA
cd text = no
Buffer underrun = no
Overburn=no
Disc at once = yes
Session at once = yes
Packet writing = no
Write UPC & ISRC = no

I check the device Manager= it shows a Pioneer dvd-rw 107d USB device.

Ive searched the net for the answer. Im sure its there. Please some one piont me in the right direction to solve my problem.


#2

It is possible that your disk drive is set to PIO mode and not DMA.

Goto Control Panel and then System.

Click the Hardware tab and then Device Manager

Look for IDE Controllers and right click Primary and go to Properties.

Do the same thing for the secondary controller.

Look under Advanced Setting and make sure that the tranfer mode is set to “DMA if available”

Hopefully you’ll see something in there saying PIO which would be your problem.

Good Luck,

Marco


#3

how many times has ppl asked this question so far?
before you ask, do search first


#4

The Primary IDE Channel
Device 0
Device Type: Auto Detection
Tranfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 5
Device 1
Device Type: Auto Detection
Tranfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable
The Secondary IDE Channel
Device 0
Device Type: Auto Detection
Tranfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Ultra DMA Mode 2
Device 1
Device Type: Auto Detection
Tranfer Mode: DMA if available
Current Transfer Mode: Not Applicable
:confused:


#5

It is possible that your disk drive is set to PIO mode and not DMA.
In your case ignore this advice - you can’t set PIO/DMA modes on a USB device, which your Pioneer drive has become since it’s in an enclosure.


#6

When are you getting the error?

What type of media are you using? When I first started using mine, I got an error with DVD Xpress, but when I burned with DVD Shrink, and chose a lower speed, it worked fine. I then found out that the media I got free with a program was crap media, but burns well at lower speeds. Since I haven’t figured out how to select the record speed in DVD Xpress, I’ve been using Shrink with Nero 6.3 at a lower speed, and it’s been working fine. Fortunately, it only took me 3 coasters to figure that out. Not bad for a newbie.:smiley:


#7

There is a known problem with WinXP SP1 and USB devices where the transfer rate drops below USB 1.1 transfer rates. You can give the following workaround a shot (from MS KB):

For a USB or removable storage device, configure the caching policy to use the Optimize for quick removal option in Device Manager. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  3. Expand Disk Drives, right-click your storage device, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Policies tab, click Optimize for quick removal, and then click OK.

One other thing - your notebook has a FireWire/iLink port. Next time you get an enclosure, pay the additional ~$16 and get a dual USB 2.0/FireWire enclosure for maximum flexibility. FireWire has higher real-world throughput and lower CPU usage. Ignore all the theoretical numbers.


#8
  1. Click the Policies tab, click Optimize for quick removal, and then click OK.

I got to step 4. The Optimize for quick removal is greyed out and I was unable to change it. What now.


#9

thefoolisme
I tried Nero 6.3 and it works great. I’m burning cheap accu 4x at 4x.
Thank
JDRA