Problem: Burned DVD Media has a Grove 1cm from the inside and makes Disc unreadable

Subject: Problem: Burned DVD Media has a Grove 1cm from the inside and makes Disc unreadable…

I have a MSI DR8-A DVD Burner, and everytime I burn at 2X the DVD burn is Fine, BUT…when I burn at Max Speed or 4X.

This is what I get: The disc is evenly burned except about 1cm in from the center…it is as if the burned area is clear(er) from the rest of the burn

also the shade of the Burn from the center to the bad area 1cm mark…is LIGHTer than the rest of the burn.

now when I say “center” of the DVD…I mean WHERE BURNING starts…NOT the HOLE. :slight_smile:

OK…the DVD is not readable 100% but…lets just say…on Various DVD Player weather on PC or Home DVD Players…there will be points where the DVd will Skip…and Total Pause…and Program freeze…

By the way…all the Media I tried has been DVD-R.
and these Brands I have tried.
Princo, Ritek, Minis, Maxsell, and now my latest and most expensive…Verbatim.

I used the Following Burning Programs:
Nero 6300
CloneDVD
DVD-Decrypter
BlindWrite Suite
and a bunch of others…

SAME RESULTS…no matter what Burning program or Media I use…

BUT…there is NO bad burn area…visually speaking…when I burn at 2-2.4X…hmmmmm

Anyone else have this Problem?
Look at the Bottom of your DVDs

My Machine is:
P4c/at 800mhz
DFI 875ProB Mainboard (the best P4 mainboard arround)
Kingston 2x512Mb RAM = 1Gig Dual Channel at 800Mhz@
On-boad Intel GigLAN
On-Board C3-Media Sound
MSI-DVD-RW model# DR8-A Firmware 130D latest.
3 HDs: IDE (0) Seagate SATA 120gig,
Maxtor ATA 133 80 gig and a maxtor ATA 60 Gig
all this powered by a Enermax 365 Watt PS
in a Antec SuperLANBoy Case.

This case has 2 120cm Fans also…and working…Heat is NOT an issue in this case…

It is NOT Too COLD either…did temp test on all IDE units…all were above 12 to 13 Degrees Celcius at standstill point.

I can’t Figure this out…If you think it is the Burner…then it is.
BUT…if you even heard of this probelm before using anyother name brand burner then let’s here your suggestions…i will try it before i give up.

Being a Tech Support myself…I have taken every route I can.
but…my tech support is only in Networks and Desktop workstations…multimedia…only when it comes to gaming.

I thank you in Advance for you Help.
Bash
aka [DS]-DARK-NEMESIS for all you UT FANs
illusionz88@hotmail.com

…and you have of course updated the firmware of the writer I guess?

When writing at 8x speed it’s normal to se color differences on the writing side due to the different speed zones.

Thanks for your reply…

However,

8X is not the issue, because this DVD- + RW is only capable of writing 8X on + media, and there is no 8X media out yet…

I am only writing on DVD-R which is Max 4X as per specs.

so… I am getting deteration on 4X…as I stated in the post.

Any Views on this?

Take Care
Bash

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/driver/dvr/spt_firmware_detail.php?UID=526

Tried with firmware 130D released 19 Feb 2004?

OC-Freak.

Looking at your responses…both of them…

Looks like you did not read it entirely.

In the system spec it shows the firmware and also states it is the latest.

Thank you again for your response.

Take Care
Bash

PS: I just got off the phone with MSI in alifornia, they stated that they have seen this problem with the sony units and their earlier DR4-A burners, the end conclusion the techs reached was that the drive was Malfunctioning.

I am now filling a RMA request…BUT…if someone else things differently…Please let me know.

Thank you in advance for your reply.
Bash

Hi
Ive had a similar problem with my new liteon 851s.
Writing the DVD is OK but when you play the DVD back about 80 to 90 minutes in, it gets blocky then freezes. Only 2 out of 20 Ive done have been ok. Although when I write a +R everything is OK.
Im doing a lot of reading to understand whats happening but being a novis its taking me a bit longer to suck it all in.
Thought Id let you know your not alone, if I find anything out Ill
let you know.

Originally posted by illusionz88
[B]OC-Freak.

Looking at your responses…both of them…

Looks like you did not read it entirely.

In the system spec it shows the firmware and also states it is the latest.

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Yes it goes a bit to fast now and then :wink:

Hoping a new drive will fix your problem :slight_smile: