Hey there, guys!
Recently I replaced my fading away OEM dvd drives (forgot the name, was from a Fry’s special in 05) with a Pioneer DVR-212D.
I’ve been trying to burn DVD+R DL discs (Verbatim, of coarse), but I keep getting sector write errors, in Imgburn.
I’m not quite sure what the problem is, but I did find some interesting tidbits to clue me in on the problem.
For one, I assume Pioneer sets the booktype to DVD-ROM on DVD+R DL? Well… It’s set to DVD+R
Below is the pasting from DVDInfoPro:
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID MKM 001
Media Product Revision Number 00h
Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 4253024256
Free Capacity 7.96GB/8.55GB
Book Type DVD+R DL
Media Type DVD+R DL
Manufacturer Rated Speed Unknown
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Layer 0 end sector 22D7FFh
Linear Density 0.293um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 2
Layer Track Path direction (OTP) Opposite track path
I’m not quite sure if that’s right, but shouldn’t that be DVD-ROM?
What would be the easiest way to confirm the problem and find a workaround? I did see a patcher, but no instructions on how to use it properly, or what part of the firmware to patch to get the proper booktype. The firmware is 1.24, by the way…
Would it be easier to return the drive to Fry’s (Assuming it was made before a certain month in 2007, before it was fixed) and get a new one?
Thanks for the help!