Hi, I am new to dvd burning, so after reading this forum, I have picked up some lingo and will attempt to use these new words to describe my problem. I have burned cds a lot, so I do know something about optical drives… maybe.
I bought the LiteOn SOHW-1633S. The default fw is BS0R, so I decided to stick with that and try to burn a simple data disc. I bought some Ritek R03 discs (Ridata 8x DVD+R). Even though Nero said the disc had some stuff on it already (which it didn’t), I tried burning some files and while it looked like it worked all right, Nero’s disc verification failed. The disc is not readable and unrecognized by Windows.
I dumped the existing fw, backed up my EEPROM, and grabbed the BS41 fw. I ran the .exe file and all went well. I had saved my compilation of files so I fired that up in Nero again and burned the same thing. This time, the process wrote the lead in track, TOC, then lead out track within 30 seconds and spit the disc out, giving me an error upon disc verification, which only took one second since all the files were obviously non-existent. Windows reads the disc fine since the TOC is intact. None of the files open of course, since they don’t have anythign in them, they are merely in the TOC.
I used Omnipatcher and enabled crossflashing on the CSTJ fw. I used Firmware.exe to flash my drive, which seems t have gone well. I ran Nero CD/DVD Speed to see if the drive was okay, and it read pressed DVDs and audio CDs nicely. I stuck in another blank DVD+R and burned the same session again. The same thing happened as last time, almost. It spent some time diong an extra step which I don’t remember specifically, then ti proceeded to actually start writing. A few seconds into it proceeded directly to the disc verification, which obviously failed. Windows says the disc just has the TOC on it.
Why is this so hard? CD burners were never this complicated. Any help is appreciated. I’d like to get a good burn out of this drive some day…
Here is some info that may be helpful:
- I used Nero 184.108.40.206 (included with the drive)
- I burned at 8x. I didn’t try another speed yet… maybe I should. I turned on “Determine Maximum Speed” on the first burn and it said the maximum speed was 22.3x. That seems a bit high, seeing as how this is a 16x drive.
AMD Athlon XP 2800+
nVidia nForce2 mobo (in a Shuttle SN41G2 XPC)
2x512MB Crucial PC2700
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
LiteOn SOHW-1633S, which is currently a 1653S CSTJ
Windows XP SP2
I don’t know anything about “disc quality scans” so if you’d like to see that, you’ll have to tell me how to obtain them.
I did run Nero InfoTool, and here’s the top of the text file. If you need more you can read the full file here (note: I ran InfoTool using CSTJ): http://www.girlshavecooties.com/stuff/infotool.txt
Nero InfoTool 2.21 Drive Information ------------------ Drive : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S Type : DVDÂ±R/RW DL Recorder Firmware Version : CSTJ Buffer Size : 2 MB Date : 2005-02-15 Serial Number Vendor Specific : 2005/02/15 12:03 Drive Letter : E:\ Location : 1:0 Mechanism : Tray Read Speed : 48 X Write Speed : 48 X Read CD Text : Yes Return C2 Pointers : Yes Read CD-R : Yes Read CD-RW : Yes Read DVD-ROM : Yes Read DVD-RAM : No Read DVD-R : Yes Read DVD-RW : Yes Read DVD+R : Yes Read DVD+RW : Yes Read DVD+R DL : Yes Read Digital Audio : Yes Read CD+G : Yes Read VideoCD : Yes Write CD-R : Yes Write CD-RW : Yes Write DVD-R : Yes Write DVD-RW : Yes Write DVD+R : Yes Write DVD+RW : Yes Write DVD+R DL : Yes Write DVD-RAM : No Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes Mount Rainier : No Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96 Region Protection Control : RPC II Region : 1 Changes User : 4 Changes Vendor : 4
Edit: I tried burning at 4x and no luck, same errors. This time I saved the log file, so here it is in its entirety, minus the serial number at the top. (I’m just trying to burn a bunch of video files to make a data disc, if you were wondering.)