I'm sorry, you're absolutely right. Should have left a log.
My media isn't the problem. I only buy the best Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden products based on their ids.
But here's a log I just got from burning a game with IMGburn. Exactly the same errors happen on DVD Decrypter, but they happen more often. There are usually 10-12 retries, all with the same errors.
Hope that helps better. This particular burn was done with my EIDE Pioneer 110D that sits in a USB enclosure due to a lack of Molex and EIDE connectors in my tower. It's all SATA in there. Again, if it looks like my drive is at fault here, rather than a settings issue, could you please recommend one of either the pioneer 216 or the Optiarc AD-7200S? Or perhaps another which is better? Burning and reading of games, music and DVD is priority for me as well as availability of Region Free RPC1 firmware.
Here's my log from IMGBurn burning a game on Verbatim. This is typical if my errors but Decrypter seems to retry more (10-12 times) before finally finishing. However, even with successful completion, the consoles still have trouble reading these burns. The drives in these consoles are all fine.
Here's the log. Thank you! The errors are at about 15:58:00
I 15:55:24 ImgBurn Version 22.214.171.124 started!
I 15:55:24 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 15:55:24 Total Physical Memory: 3,013,036 KB - Available: 2,487,160 KB
I 15:55:24 Initialising SPTI...
I 15:55:24 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 15:55:34 Found 1 DVDÂ±RW, 1 DVDÂ±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 15:56:07 Operation Started!
I 15:56:07 Source File: D:\ [TITLE OF GAME] .iso
I 15:56:07 Source File Sectors: 756,736 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:56:07 Source File Size: 1,549,795,328 bytes
I 15:56:07 Source File File System(s): ISO9660
I 15:56:07 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.37 (K:) (USB)
I 15:56:07 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 02RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 15:56:07 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 15:56:07 Write Mode: DVD
I 15:56:07 Write Type: DAO
I 15:56:07 Write Speed: 2.4x
I 15:56:07 Link Size: Auto
I 15:56:08 Test Mode: No
I 15:56:08 OPC: No
I 15:56:08 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 15:56:08 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 15:56:09 Writing LeadIn...
I 15:56:48 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 756735)
I 15:56:48 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 756735)
W 15:58:03 Failed to Write Sectors 202176 - 202207 - Reason: The semaphore timeout period has expired.
W 15:58:03 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 15:58:04 Retry Failed - Reason: Power On, Reset, or Bus Device Reset Occurred
W 15:58:04 Retrying (2 of 20)...
I 15:58:04 Writing Sectors...
I 16:01:31 Synchronising Cache...
I 16:01:55 Exporting Graph Data...
I 16:01:55 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-110D_1.37_SUNDAY-JANUARY-25-2009_3-56_PM_MCC_02RG20_2.4x.ibg
I 16:01:55 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:01:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:48
I 16:01:55 Average Write Rate: 5,347 KB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,671 KB/s (4.1x)
I 16:01:55 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 16:02:05 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 16:31:54 Device Ready!
I 16:31:55 Operation Started!
I 16:31:55 Source Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-110D 1.37 (K:) (USB)
I 16:31:55 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: MCC 02RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 16:31:55 Image File: D:\ [TITLE OF GAME] .iso
I 16:31:55 Image File Sectors: 756,736 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:31:55 Image File Size: 1,549,795,328 bytes
I 16:31:55 Image File File System(s): ISO9660
I 16:31:55 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 16:31:55 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 756735)
I 16:31:55 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 756735)
I 16:34:45 Exporting Graph Data...
I 16:34:46 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\PIONEER_DVD-RW_DVR-110D_1.37_SUNDAY-JANUARY-25-2009_3-56_PM_MCC_02RG20_2.4x.ibg
I 16:34:46 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:34:46 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:50
I 16:34:46 Average Verify Rate: 8,902 KB/s (6.4x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 11,548 KB/s (8.3x)