New Pioneer 107D Burning Coasters - Help!

I bought this Pioneer 107D online and got it two days ago. This burner is starting to drive me nuts. I did manage to get two good DVD burns out of it, but now it’s giving me a coaster every time (8 total). What happens is: I setup for the burn In Nero v 6.3.0.2 I start the burn process (either 2.4x or 4x, doesn’t matter now) and the buffer starts and at gets about 1% done, then it just quits and in the status box it says “failed”. Then finally a few minutes later it says burn process failed at 2.4x or whatever.

Now I also know it’s not just DVD’s, I tried to burn a data CD-R with my good CD-R media, Ty media and it did the same thing, started the buffer, then it falls, then it says “failed”.

I have installed the latest hacked firmware off Flashman’s site, v1.10. I’m starting to get worried that I got a lemon. Again, Im worried that perhaps it is because this is in a USB 2.0 external case. Could this be the problem? Could it be Nero? My computer is an HP AMD 2800+ with about 80gb of hard drive free. It has an nVideo Nforce2 card (I’ve seen this mentioned as problem elsewhere).

Here’s the info on the Media I’m trying to use:

Media Information
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID RICOHJPNR01
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

Thanks so much for any help!!

I do not know a solution for you but I’m almost willing to bet that it’s caused by either the USB case/connection or something that has to do with the nforce IDE drivers/usb drivers.

If possible: Connect it internally and uninstall the Nforce IDE drivers (use only the M$ ones included with the OS) - if it still do not work, then the drive may be defective.

You may also try Nero 6.3.1.6 and other media.

Update on this problem. I’ve figured out the problem is when Nero starts up and then it stops it gives me the “SCSI command aborted” and then fails. Then the disc has been toasted. I’ve managed to burn 4 +R Ritek01 successfully with about 12 coasters. I bought a 5 pack of Japanese TDK -RW discs so I could rewrite in case it screwed up. I successfully burned a data disc to one of these, then tried burning another DVD to one and it gave me the SCSI command aborted line, so I erased and tried again and it worked.

I also managed to find some TY Fuji -R at OfficeMax, so I tried one of those, and I got a coaster, “SCSI command Aborted” So, I saved my Log from that burn. I’ve read several threads about this problem on here, but I haven’t heard a majority opinion on what the problem is. I think the variety of media I’ve used has ruled out the media. Do you all have any suggestions?? Here’s the log:

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 12/16/2003 7:18:06 PM
Nero version: 6.3.0.2
Recorder: <PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D>Version: 1.05 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2000kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <IDE-DVD ROM 16x >Version: HD08 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.0.2
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD1200AB-00DYA0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : IDE-DVD ROM 16x atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : ASUS CRW-4824AH atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
IDE-DVD ROM 16x E: CDRom0
ASUS CRW-4824AH F: CDRom1
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D H: CDRom8

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
CmdQueuing : 1
CmdNotification: 2
WriteBufferSize: 66060288 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
EraseSpeed : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 447MB (458096kB)
Free physical memory: 81MB (83176kB)
Memory in use : 81 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

26.3.2004
UDF/ISO compilation
9:34:45 PM #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
DVD-Video files reallocation started

9:34:45 PM #2 DVDREALLOC -19 File DVDVideoCompilation.cpp, Line 1174
File size is not a multiple of a logical block size (2 KB)

9:34:45 PM #3 Phase 115 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
DVD-Video files reallocation failed

9:34:46 PM #4 Phase 132 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
DVD-Video files compliance ignored

9:34:46 PM #5 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6029
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 :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

9:34:46 PM #6 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
DVD-Video files sorted

9:34:46 PM #7 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

9:34:46 PM #8 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D running

9:34:46 PM #9 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:34:46 PM #10 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3882
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

9:34:47 PM #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3101
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

9:34:47 PM #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 240
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1659343 (368:44.43, 3240MB)

9:34:47 PM #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Write in overburning mode: FALSE

9:34:47 PM #14 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2085
Recorder: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: TYG01 -
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

9:34:47 PM #15 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 406
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

9:34:47 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 779
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1659344 (1659344) = #1659344/368:44.44
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1659344 blocks [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D]
--------------------------------------------------------------

9:34:47 PM #17 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 948
Prepare recorder [PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D] 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 3398336512, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1659344 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

9:34:47 PM #18 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files started

9:34:47 PM #19 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4073
Cache writing successful.

9:34:47 PM #20 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Caching of files completed

9:34:48 PM #21 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process started at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

9:34:48 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2264
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

9:34:48 PM #23 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
Set remaining time: 10:24,003 (624003ms) -> OK

9:34:48 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1512
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

9:34:48 PM #25 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 19451
Set BUFE: supported -> ON

9:34:48 PM #26 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1643
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

9:34:48 PM #27 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 7941
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: 10.08 Mbps (2 h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Media Specific:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

9:34:51 PM #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1277
21:34:51.401 - PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D\H2 T0 : Queue again later

9:35:20 PM #29 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03290000
Status: 0x02 (0x03, SCSI_ABORTED)
HA-Status 0x10 (0x0A, SCSI_HASTAT_REQUEST_SENSE_FAILED)
TA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x26
Sense Qual: 0x02
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

9:35:20 PM #30 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
SCSI command aborted
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-107D\H2 T0

9:35:20 PM #31 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

9:35:20 PM #32 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

9:35:20 PM #33 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1847
EndDAO: Last written address was 767

9:35:30 PM #34 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:35:30 PM #35 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1658
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

9:35:30 PM #36 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1800
Burn process failed at 4x (5,520 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDUDF.SYS’: Ver=5.0 (141), size=228736 bytes, created 1/11/2001 5:00:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\CDR4_2K.SYS’: Ver=2.5 (094), size=52464 bytes, created 1/4/2004 11:27:53 PM
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=1.00 (1038), size=22089 bytes, created 1/4/2004 11:27:53 PM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.02.51a, size=17136 bytes, created 5/2/2003 11:02:00 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.1135 (xpsp2.020921-0842), size=87040 bytes, created 10/24/2002 3:59:48 PM (Adapter driver for src)

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

Have you tried connecting it internally to test as was suggested?

Originally posted by seinfan
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Again, Im worried that perhaps it is because this is in a USB 2.0 external case. Could this be the problem? Could it be Nero?

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i can 't really help u to solve ur pb.

but if u pay attention of this (extract from Update Information
DVR-107D Firmware Update Information Version: 1.12 Posted 23/3/2004 ) :
"Updating via Windows when writer is external:
The update procedure may only work when the DVR-107D is connected to an IDE port as it may not be able to find the destination when it is external in an IEEE1394 Firewire or USB 2.0 case. However tests have shown that under Windows XP with the DVR-107D mounted in an external IEEE1394 Firewire case the FW update was able to complete successfully. Different Operating Systems and types of external cases may produce different results. If the update fails externally the drive will need to be removed from the case and temporarily mounted onto an internal IDE port. It is preferable not to have any other drive daisy chained with the DVR-107D when performing the firmware upload. "

perhaps u could try to connect it internally.

another thing is the fact that ur burner should be installed as the master on the primary or secondary IDE channel:
http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/computer/faqs/faq_19.html

edit:
at least, according to a pioneer technician i talked with today, a lot of problems are software ones in so far as softwares (Nero for example) don’t care a lot of all burner’specifications.
He was very surprised of the result of the review of the 107d.

We could imagine and hope these problems will be solved thanks burning softwares revisions or/and firmware updates

u could also first, read this thread :
http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=91381

i don 't remember exactly how u can manage this, but u could fin an answer with google i think

I appreciate everyone’s help. After scouring thread after thread in here and google searches galore, I finally decided to return the 107D external drive. I bought a Plextor 708UF external instead. I have it connected via Firewire and I haven’t burned one coaster yet, doing everything exactly as I was with the Pioneer. I have no idea what it was, but it was something with the Pioneer. Thanks anyway!