Nero 6.6.1.4 Multiple Copies Write Speed Problem

Hello All,

I am using Nero 6.6.1.4, XP SP2 on an HP NC6000 laptop with a Benq EW164B USB Writer. I have recently been backing up some old data archives to Verbatim MCC004 disks by making 2 copies (1 for home, 1 for work for extra security)

I normally set Nero to write this media at 12x and set it to write 2 copies and verify each copy.

I have just noticed the following: Copy 1 burns OK and the dialog box gives me all of the info correctly ie burn at 12x started, Burn completed, verify started, verify completed etc. Nero then ejects the disk and waits for a blank disc and then starts the second copy. This is where it get’s odd. The dialog box reports Burn Started at 12x etc as per the first disc but the burn speed next to the progress bar shows Burn Speed = 15.7x and the disc is burned at 16x not at 12x as I configured. The burn time of the second disc is faster then the first disc!

Has anyone seen this before or have any suggestions ? When I get chance I will try it on a different PC with the same version of Nero and see what happens.

Here is the log file, the interesting lines have *** at the start of the line.

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 13:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 6.6.1.4
Internal Version: 6, 6, 1, 4d
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <BENQ DVD DD EW164B> Version: BEGB - HA 1 TA 1 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <USB 2.0> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : set to ATAPI (3) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N>Version: 1.08 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHT2040AH atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N O: CDRom0
BENQ DVD DD EW164B P: CDRom1

AutoRun : 0
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1023MB (1047920kB)
Free physical memory: 303MB (310936kB)
Memory in use : 70
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

25.7.2006
ISO compilation
11:27:12 #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6475
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:27:12 #2 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 531
ReadBuffer-Pipe got 262144KB of Memory

11:27:12 #3 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 124
Reader running

11:27:12 #4 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer BENQ DVD DD EW164B running

11:27:12 #5 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3312
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:27:12 #6 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3305
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

11:27:13 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2274799 (505:30.49, 4442MB)

11:27:13 #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO

11:27:13 #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: BENQ DVD DD EW164B, Media type: DVD+R

11:27:13 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:27:13 #11 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 847
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2274800 (2274800) = #2274800/505:30.50
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2274800 blocks [BENQ DVD DD EW164B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:27:13 #12 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [BENQ DVD DD EW164B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4658790400, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2274800 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

11:27:13 #13 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

11:27:13 #14 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

11:27:13 #15 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files started

11:27:13 #16 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4145
Cache writing successful.

11:27:13 #17 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Caching of files completed

***11:27:13 #18 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

11:27:13 #19 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:27:13 #20 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 289
P: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 04 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x07270600: Len x804

11:27:13 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6328
Drive: BENQ DVD DD EW164B
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

11:27:13 #22 CDR -1211 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5454
Book Type set to: DVD-ROM

11:27:13 #23 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:33:31 #24 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<BENQ DVD DD EW164B > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2274800 (22B5F0h), lenght 0 blocks

11:33:31 #25 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:33:48 #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6328
Drive: BENQ DVD DD EW164B
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

***11:33:48 #27 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process completed successfully at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

11:33:48 #28 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Data verification started

11:39:08 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:39:08 #30 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Data verification completed successfully

11:40:35 #31 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 281
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2274799 (505:30.49, 4442MB)

11:40:35 #32 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 293
Write in overburning mode: NO

11:40:35 #33 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2612
Recorder: BENQ DVD DD EW164B, Media type: DVD+R

11:40:35 #34 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 459
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD R/RW, DVD DL.)

11:40:35 #35 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1059
Prepare recorder [BENQ DVD DD EW164B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4658790400, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
Start|Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|RecDep_____
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
2274800 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

11:40:35 #36 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 38
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

11:40:35 #37 Text 0 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 83
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

***11:40:35 #38 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process started at 12x (16,620 KB/s)

11:40:35 #39 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2685
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:40:35 #40 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 289
P: CdRom1: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAD 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08 04 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 12 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x07270400: Len x804

11:40:35 #41 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6328
Drive: BENQ DVD DD EW164B
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

11:40:35 #42 CDR -1211 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5454
Book Type set to: DVD-ROM

11:40:36 #43 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 666
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:47:05 #44 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 116
<BENQ DVD DD EW164B > start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2274800 (22B5F0h), lenght 0 blocks

11:47:05 #45 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:47:23 #46 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6328
Drive: BENQ DVD DD EW164B
Book Type request [gen]: DVD-ROM, write to EEPROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

***11:47:23 #47 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Burn process completed successfully at 15.7x (21,760 KB/s)

11:47:23 #48 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Data verification started

11:52:43 #49 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:52:43 #50 Phase 80 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1685
Data verification completed successfully

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 26/10/2005 21:12:48 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

You can see from the lof file that disc 1 has entries for burn process started at 12x and burn process completed at 12x but disc 2 has burn process started at 12x and burn process completed at 15.7x