Originally posted by bdk2002
-do you have got the newest Nero Version? 126.96.36.199?
-do you use good dvd media? or cheap ones.
-did you try the nec2500 on another PC ?
-have you checked master slave config of the ide drives?
Nero 188.8.131.52 is installed.
Verbatim DataLife Plus 4x DVD-R media was used - expensive media. This is MCC01RG20 media, which came out so well in the CD Freaks review. It records at 8x in the ND-2500A (this disc was recorded at 8x).
Another PC - I can't do that easily. In any case, anything else I could put the drive in has radically different hardware and software installed (even a different OS). Whether or not I didn't get a verify error in the other machine would be a random event - and how would I know what of the many changes between the two systems was responsible for the success or failure?
Master/Slave - both optical drives are set to Cable Select. They're on an 80 pin cable with colour-coded plugs, so that cable should support CS correctly. I could change this to explicit Master/Slave, but there really seems no point. This single verify failure is the sole indication of any problems.
I'm unclear whether the error is on the source or the target side of things. Here's the end of the log.
16:11:13 #30 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
Recorder needs eject between burn and verify. Auto reload.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD.)
16:15:17 #31 VERIFYERR 4 File UDFCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 1609
Disc file is inaccessible
16:26:45 #32 VERIFYERR 13 File UDFCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 1360
Total files=798, identical=797, different=0, inaccessible=1, skipped=0.
16:26:45 #33 Phase 81 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Data verification failed
The disc is fine - I've just put it into my LTD-163 and read the supposedly affected file. The copy on my hard disk was also fine - I successfully wrote and verified another copy of the DVD on the same batch of media almost immediately afterwards.
In both my Lite On LTD-163 DVD-ROM (Dell OEM - Dell GDHJ firmware) and my NEC ND-2500A DVD writer (original 1.06 firmware), the disk passes the DVDINFOPro 2.28 read test with no errors.
Using Nero CD-DVD Speed 2.11.4 (on my hardware both the CPU Usage figures and the Burst Speed figures seem to be meaningless - DMA is enabled on all IDE devices, though the machine wasn't idle when these tests were run):
First the DVD-ROM:
That isn't as perfect as its sister disk, which doesn't have the tiny 'dent' at the end - but the affected file is in the middle of the disk anyway.
Now the DVD writer:
I'm listening if anyone has any suggestions as to what drivers and the like I could change or update, or what hardware settings may be wrong (though I can't see that this could conceivably be an IDE Master/Slave issue) - but I believe this is more likely to be a bug in Nero.