I have two SATA "Lite-On" iHAS124 Y (BLOV) CD/DVD burners in my most recent build. They are connected to SATA ports 4 & 5, set to IDE mode, on my GA-770TA-UD3 AMD mobo. They can read OK, boot from them OK, and I can even write with them using HP CDRs and Sony & HP CD-RWs, so I don't think that they are defective.
But they won't write on my Imation CDRs 8X (CMC). Yea, I know they're not the best, but I have been using them for years with no problems writing on them in other systems using LG, Pioneer, Sony and BenQ IDE writers. Besides, I have a few cake-boxes of them and would really like to use them up before buying new media.
I thought for sure that a firmware upgrade would do the trick, so I downloaded the BLOX firmware and upgraded the firmware using Ver 1.61 of Binflash. (Thanks to Liggy and Dee, and all who contributed to this great collection of firmware & tools). I used the ORIG firmware since I haven't the need to change regions, bits, etc.The upgrade to both burners was successful.
Unfortunately I still have the same problem. In Nero-7, after I click BURN to burn an ISO, it quickly jumps to 9% complete and hangs there for a min or 2, then issues the failure - write error warning. Funny thing is the CDR was never actually written to. Nero "Disk Info" says its still a blank CDR and will accept it for another burn. Nero's logfile shows
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR). I'm guessing that Nero determines it can't write to this media and doesn't even try. So its not a write error as much as it is an inability to write to this media, or so I think.
Any suggestions/help would be greately appreciated.
P.S. I attached the Nero Logfile - Thanks.