Problem with 811s, DVD-R and external USB 2.0

I am regularly getting (but not always) the following error from Nero 6.3.0.2 burning DVD movie on DVD-R:

SCSI Command aborted
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S\H2 T0

The log (extract) is at the end of the thread.

I have:
Liteon 811s firmware HS0K
Windows XP
External USB 2.0
ECS K7VTA3 rev 8 motherboard

The same occurs with Imation DVD-R and KHypermedia DVD-R, both 2X.

The problem doesn’t occur when I use DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW. I have had no coasters with these media types.

This didn’t used to happen when I had the drive as master on the internal IDE port. I have burned many DVD-R movies when drive was internal.

I have tried removing the USB port and DVD-RW drive from control panel and rebooting but made no difference, I am running 4.51 VIA 4 in 1 drivers.

So I am thinking this is a firmware / USB driver inetraction problem but seems a little strange that it only happens with DVD-R.

Anyone have any clues on this?

I am hoping a firmware revision will cure this assuming the liteon is sold in external USB by somebody so should be supported.


12:49:30 AM #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1643
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

12:49:30 AM #25 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: <not specified> (F 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 …

12:49:33 AM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1277
00:49:33.503 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S\H2 T0 : Queue again later

12:49:35 AM #27 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03395000
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: 0x5C 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

12:49:36 AM #28 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1277
00:49:36.317 - LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S\H2 T0 : Queue again later

12:49:41 AM #29 SCSI -500 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1431
SCSI Exec, HA 2, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x032A0000
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 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0xF0 0x00 0x05 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x26 0x02

12:49:41 AM #30 CDR -500 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
SCSI command aborted
LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S\H2 T0

12:49:41 AM #31 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

I have the same problem with -R discs, but not with +R. After posting my problems and receiving many answers, it seems that the 811S with FW HSOK has a problem with -R. It has been suggested that I flash my FW back to the previous (I think it is HSOE) and that should fix the problem.
Since I also have a Pioneer 106D, I use this to burn -R and use the 811s exclusively for +R. :slight_smile:

UPDATE:

I updated to HS0P and thought it cured the problem but then it came back. I tried lots of things like uninstalling nero and reinstall, upgrade to 6.3.0.3, remove InCD, removing the USB drive from device manager etc to no avail.

BTW I have switched to using Simulate from Nero to avoid coasters as the error behaviour is the same.

Anyway I tried a different USB cable and it seems to have cured the problem - after 5 simulate runs with a DVD-R.

The orginal USB cable came with a cheap external enclosure and I suspect it is poor quality or maybe only a USB 1.1 type.

I have yet another 2.0 cable from a different external drive that has one of those magnetic collar’s around one end so I am hoping this is better quality. I’ll give it a whirl.

Me again on my own thread, just another update.

I tried another cable and then the one that worked and the problem re-occurred on both, also I tried on a different PC with Windows XP and the same problem occurs.

So I don’t believe it is a cable issue after all, and back to suspecting the combination of firmware and DVD-R media. The error below is “Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist”. Anyone know what this means and can point to a possible solution or perhaps there isn’t one.

I am still fine with DVD+R, +RW and -RW, but I still have about 30 DVD-R’s that I want to use up

12:49:30 AM #25 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: (F 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 …

I have ä Iomega Super DVD in USB 2
And I haveing the same problem :frowning:

But!
when I tryed to conect my DVD burner to USB 1 I burned a DVD-R perfectly!
But it will not burn DVD-R in USB 2
:rolleyes:

<b>dcolemanca</b>, you should know by now that you are not alone.
My 811s is connected via a USB2 cable to an external disk docking bay and I’ve been facing the problem since I bought my drive.

All the firmware upgrades have result in nothing.

Sometimes I get a light at the end of the tunnel when I disable smartburn (in the Nero options), but 2 or 3 burns later, there it comes again… coaster!!!

After about 20 -R coasters this is starting to drive me mad.

Some say we should try other burning software like DVD Decrypter or Record Now, but that didn’t solve my problem.

Have you tryed other software?

I haven’t found a solution other than to use DVD+R for now and hope that eventually a fix is put in to Nero / firmware / Win XP.

At least you can test with simulate in Nero so you don’t have to make a coaster for every test.

I haven’t tried other burning software cos I don’t want to learn the littel subtleties there are with every package and I have got used to Nero warts and all.

My last resort when I run out of DVD+R’s will be to put the drive back inside a desktop until I use up my supply. I won’t be buying any more DVD-R.