Nero 6.6.0.8 - LG GSA 4160b - TDK DVD-R Burn Fails - Please Help

vbimport

#1

Hi.

I’m new to this forum and I believe this is the right place to post this thread. If not, please accept my apologies in advance.

I have an LG GSA 4160b dvd-writer and am using Nero version 6.6.0.8. I have music folders containing FLAC files along with some texts and jpegs of artwork. Anyway I decided to store these folders on DVDs and clean up space. Using Nero 6.6.3.0 (I can’t be sure about it) I have burnt 15 DVD-Rs with one or two fails at the most and thought it was normal. But in the last two weeks I kept getting unsuccessful burning, and data verification fail errors for 2 out of 3 times I burnt dvd-rs. After about 9-10 dvds had been wasted, I upgraded my Nero to version 6.6.0.8, but still the DVD-Rs continue being wasted. I always use TDK DVD+Rs and some TDK DVD-Rs; I believe it’s a good brand. I always burn with the minimum writing speed. I got the idea a few days ago that if the simulation does not fail, then the burning and verification would not either. But although the simulations were successful at each of the 3 times I gave a shot at burning after simulating, either burning or verification kept failing. Since the problem doesn’t arise everytime I try, I cannot make a logical explanation. During burning Azureus (Bit Torrent software) is usually open; along with it I might be browsing internet, etc. But these things also apply to the successful burns…

I have not saved any error logs…

If you could please help me with my problem, I’d be grateful. Thanks in advance.


#2

You need to check your media with DVDIdentifier and copy&paste the full MID of the +Rs and the -Rs into your next post. Use the Clipboard button to copy all the necessary info. TDK tells me nothing because they sell a wide variety of media under their brand.

Meanwhile here are a couple of ideas.

  1. Is your drive connected directly to the motherboard or to a PCI card? If it is on a PCI card, try connecting it to one of the mobo’s built-in IDE ports.
  2. Check the UDMA status of all your IDE drives in Device Manager. If any one is in PIO mode, delete it and reboot. If that does not restore the UDMA mode for that drive, try replacing the corresponding IDE cable.
  3. Burn at the speed the media is rated at, not the lowest available.
  4. Update the burner’s firmware

#3

Thank you for your help in the first place…

I inserted a blank DVD-R and here is the Info from the DVdidentifier :

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TTG02]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [TDK Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [TTG02]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

[19:40:47] Waiting For Drive To Initialize Disc…
[19:40:54] DVD-R/-RW Medium Detected. Starting Identification…
[19:40:54] ** Initiating LPP Retrieval
[19:40:58] CDZ Read Failed : Blank check - Illegal track number [08/AB/80]
[19:40:58] WARNING : DVD-R Dual Layer Detection Is Not Supported By This Drive
[19:40:58] LPP Read Completed Without Errors
[19:40:58] Disc Identification Completed Successfully
[19:42:02] DVD+R/+RW Medium Information Copied To Clipboard
[19:42:28] DVD-R/-RW Medium Information Copied To Clipboard

***My drive supports dual layer, but DVD identifier says no. How come?

Also I didn’t understand exactly what you requested me to copy and paste, so …

** INFO : Drive = HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B [FW A300]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+RW DVD+R DVD+R-DL
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-RW DVD-R DVD-RAM
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:TTG02]

** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** INFO : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Properly Supported By Some Drives
Descriptor #1 = 11080 KBPS ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 5540 KBPS ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 80 12 23 00 52 00 02 85 0d 0c 87 89 90 00 .@…#.R…
0010 : 03 54 54 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .TTG02…
0020 : 05 ba a3 22 32 20 02 00 06 09 0a 15 98 89 90 00 …"2 …
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 15 0c 0e 09 04 00 …
0040 : 09 96 05 0b 0b 78 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …x…
0050 : 0b 09 18 14 97 88 85 00 0c b8 9a b8 83 00 30 00 …0.
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

I guess that’s it.


Regarding your suggestions… I’m really inexperienced about these things.
Could you please give me more details on how to do them for Number 1, 2 and 4.

For Number three, I will take your advice. But still I have a question: it says 1-8x on the dvd. Does it mean I should burn it at 8x speed?

Thanks a lot really for your help.