I recently tried to burn a DVD-video disc (Using Nero 184.108.40.206) to a DVD+R Double-Layer but it fails. It was the first time I tried to burn a DL disc - the drive can burn DVD+RW, CDR and CDRW without problems. Haven’t tried DVD+R or any DVD-* media so far.
Firmware of the drive: original NEC 1.07.
I’ve tried two different brands:
Philips DVD+R-DL (media code CMC MAG D01). Burning fails directly:
21:35:55 #24 CDR -1106 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1778 Power calibration error
Two different discs, same result.
Nashua DVD+R-DL (media code RITEK D01). Burning fails a little later:
16:17:12 #41 Phase 127 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832 Generating DVD high compatibility borders 16:17:12 #42 Phase 129 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832 Generating DVD borders completed successfully 16:17:12 #43 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573 Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2 16:17:13 #44 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6573 Book Type counter: 500, Book Type selected in RAM, command version 2 16:17:13 #45 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5600 Drive: _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A Book Type request [NEC]: DVD-ROM, write to RAM select Book Type setting from RAM Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0 16:17:13 #46 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832 Burn process failed at 2.4x (3.324 KB/s)
I’ve only tried one disc so far.
I’m waiting for delivery of a few Verbatim DVD+R-DL discs, maybe those work better, but so far I’m wondering:
- Is this burner really this picky about media?
- Should I return the drive for repair?
- Will a modified firmware work better? If so, which one? (but in my opinion, the drive should function without problems with the original firmware)