Plextor 716A Verification Error

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#1

Hi there,

I purchased a Plextor PX-716A two days ago and I’ve tried to burn several medias to test the drive. I am currently using Nero 6.6.0.3 as my burning program. However, when I asked the program to verify the burnt content, no matter what media I used (I tried RiTek and TDK. The dyes were RITEKG04 and TDK0002 (i think)), they all gave me verification error (sectors on disc does not match data). Those were all DVD-R’s I used.

I have also updated to firmware 1.4 as soon as I got the drive. Could it be the program error or something is wrong with my drive? I want to figure this out ASAP because if it is my drive, I need to go exchange it while I still can. Thank you very much in advance.


#2

Why don’t you use PlexTools Professional that came with your drive to check your media. Use the Q-Check Pi/Po Test to check your media. You can use the Sum8 test.

Mark


#3

Try using Nero 6.6.0.6. I also got verification errors with that version. So far none with 6.6.0.6.


#4

I have an 716sa and nero gives me errors on nero 6.6.0.6.


#5

Thanks for the quick reply. I will update my Nero right now. Here is the log:

7:55:47 PM #27 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Burn process completed successfully at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

7:55:47 PM #28 Phase 78 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Data verification started

7:56:15 PM #29 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 71826 to 71839 on disc are different to source

7:57:40 PM #30 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 75424 to 75455 on disc are different to source

7:58:03 PM #31 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 431297 to 431327 on disc are different to source

7:58:40 PM #32 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 538816 to 538847 on disc are different to source

7:59:38 PM #33 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 733002 to 733023 on disc are different to source

7:59:59 PM #34 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 1067434 to 1067455 on disc are different to source

8:00:00 PM #35 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
all writers idle, stopping conversion

8:00:01 PM #36 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9320
Sectors from 1197473 to 1197503 on disc are different to source

8:00:01 PM #37 Phase 81 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Data verification failed

Its just an extract from the log.


#6

Also, I did a PI/PO check… I am just wonder what is considered to be a “good” burn (under how many PI? I think PO has to be zero for it to be good right?) thx again.


#7

PIE<280, PIF<4, POF=0

what are you burning? if it involves any system files or folders they are most likely being modified between the beginning of the burn and verification. even date modification changes (which happens when you just open or view a file) will cause verification to fail.


#8

I updated to Nero 6.6.0.6 and it didnt help. Same thing happened in the log. haha. I am just burning video files… here is what I get for PI/PO:

PIE: 5919
POF: 0

thats just a typical burn I did… (and the verification error came up in Nero)


#9

That’s the total PIE I believe. What’s the max PIE? You can see from the graph or “view log”.


#10

this is what I get when I do the PI/PO test:

PIE: 5579
POE: 3318
POF: 0

Tested under Burst Test


#11

those are still totals. what’s the max value PIE gets to?


#12

I dont quite understand what you guys are trying to say… sorry… I am a newbie hehehe


#13

Oh I get it, here:

PIE: Avg: 0.04, Max: 9, Total: 5579
PIO: Avg: 0.02, Max: 174, Total: 3318
POF: Total: 0

This is what you are asking right? :smiley: Sorry guys, I was being dumb hehe. Like I said… Newbie I am :smiley: Sorry again :bigsmile:


#14

Off Topic:

Just for the heck of it, I scanned a DVD Pressed Video Disk, The Fifth Element with Nero CD-DVD Speed. I was suprised that many of the disks I recorded scanned better than this pressed disk. It had a PIE error rate of Max=27 and PIF Max=9. The quality score was 95%. The jitter rate was better though, somewhere around 6 to 7.

Mark


#15

ok I switched media:
I used Verbatim DVD+R 8X (burnt a DVD with 12X using Nero). I still get the same error…

4:10:59 PM #34 SectorVerify 10 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9337
Sectors from 2021483 to 2021503 on disc are different to source

I am running a PI/PO check. I’ll post the PI/PO later. Any other suggestions?


#16

I had the same problem with my new 716.

The Plextools has shown 0 POF, but Nero verification gave me errors. And I could see these errors on my desktop player as pixelation of the video.

After changing the IDE interface from UDMA4 to UDMA2 in BIOS of my ASUS mainboard, this problem is solved.

goonix


#17

Darkconz, can you see if DMA is enabled? For 716a, depends on your system, should be in UDMA 4 or UDMA 2. http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616

MarkA, that’s true. Most of the time pressed disk shows higher errors.


#18

Yes it is enabled. Its using UDMA4


#19

Try to follow goonix suggestion (post#16) above, downgrading from UDMA4 to UDMA2. Let us know.


#20

would downgrading the UMA cause the drive unable to write at top speed?

also how do I downgrade it? I am running Windows XP SP1a not sp2…