Newbie pioneer question

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#1

hi i have a 111d pioneer and i seem to be having probs burning DL discs its seems to be during the layer break this happens sometimes at the end am i right in thinking i need an 80 pin cable to run this drive as in my hardware settings its only on ultra 33 dma 2 does this drive need to be 4? would it be set to 2 if it has a 40 pin ide plugged in? sorry if this sounds noobish but im a noob :o


#2

Welcome to the forum.
For correct operation the drive should be connected with an 80 conductor cable. UDMA 4/5.
As you already found out. if a 40 conductor cable is used the drive will run in UDMA2.
One question. Which type of DVD DL media are you burning?


#3

thx for the reply, my drive is set at udma2 as it says let bios select transfer mode does this mean there definitely a 40 connection in ? would it say udma 4 if an 80 was in ?

i am using infiniti dvd+r dl but have also used traxdata , verbatim and intenso funnily enough i managed to burn a traxdata last week at 2.4 x but now nothing?


#4

Yes it seems you have 40 conductor UDMA2 cable.

You should get the best results with Verbatim. Try burning them at 4x for best results.


#5

Verbatim is highly regarded on this board and is the only double layer DVD media recommended. You can get 10 for $15 at Office Max. Free shipping if you get four of them.


#6

hey thx for the replys i gonna get a cable tommorrow and some verbs really helpful forums and ppl , thx again will let you know how i get on


#7

ok now in image burn i have no writer detected with an 80 pin ide in ? losing my mind with this


#8

80pin??
Do you mean 80 wire?

Just get an 80 wire IDE cable and this will let the drive run in UDMA4 mode, otherwise you’ll get problems.