So, I’ve got the ND-2510A. The first batch of media was BENQ DVD-R, rated at 4x, burned at 4x, manufacturer code SONY04D1. The first burns were done using Herrie’s 2.16, video discs played ok, data disks also ok. Yesterday I switched to TDB 2.16, and decided to try a remastering of a previously burned DVD-Video (just to see if I can do it ).
So, I fired up DVD Decrpyter in file mode to copy the files to the hard drive, and process there. To my surprise and horror, an error came up (see image #1). In the DVD Decrypter log, it showed up as: E 18:37:21 Failed to read Sector 531846 - Unrecovered Read Error.
That’s ok, I thought, it must be some error due to the firmware; I switched back to Herrie’s 2.16 (my guess was the drive needed to have the same firmware in order to read the burned disc, although that’s pretty abnormal), and re-tried to read the disc. Same error, but in a different position: E 18:45:01 Failed to read Sector 353024 - Unrecovered Read Error.
Now I was getting worried. I switched again to TDB’s firmware (now I was thinking that Herrie’s speed hacks must have made something wrong when writing), burned another disc with the new firmware, and fired up DVD Decrypter again ! as expected, same type of error
Let’s flash again, with NEC’s official 2.16. Burned yet another disc (seems that I’ve wasted plenty of discs now), and re-tried ripping with DVD Decrypter. This time it worked ! Only one reading error (out of 20 possible, before displaying the error message box), but it worked great !
Could these hacked firmwares (Herrie’s 2.16/Ritek DL support, TDB’s 2.16) cause the writing errors ? If not, is it crappy media or a drive problem ?
I’ve tried a Nero Disc Speed test on the first burned disc (burned with Herrie’s 2.16), and it looks as you see in the picture. Seems there’s trouble reading the first gigabyte, from there on it’s ok.
System configuration: Intel 815EP board, Celeron 1 GHz, 256 RAM, 120 GB HDD on primary master (pri.slave is another HDD), DVD-RW as secondary master (sec.slave is a CD-RW), no Intel Accelerator installed (just the INF drivers from Intel), no ASPI layer installed (it’s a freshly installed OS).
Should I install ASPI ? I haven’t used a separately ASPI layer in ages, everything worked just fine with the default drivers 'til now.
What’s weird, discs burned in other DVD-RWs work just fine. It’s just my own burned discs that cause these problems.