Problems with LG GH22NP20

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I recently got the LG GH22NP20 and while trying to burn a iso file using imgburn the device fails to buffer. I’m using TDK DVD-R discs and the log i get from imgburn is:

I 15:12:58 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 15:12:58 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 15:12:58 Total Physical Memory: 1,571,628 KB - Available: 1,066,488 KB
I 15:12:58 Initialising SPTI…
I 15:12:58 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 15:12:58 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 15:13:07 Operation Started!
I 15:13:07 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\BONHAM\Desktop\Downloads\john\john.iso
I 15:13:07 Source File Sectors: 2,294,912 (MODE1/2048)
I 15:13:07 Source File Size: 4,699,979,776 bytes
I 15:13:07 Source File Volume Identifier: john
I 15:13:07 Source File File System(s): None
I 15:13:07 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 1.02 (D:) (ATA)
I 15:13:07 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: CMC MAG. AM3) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 15:13:07 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 15:13:07 Write Mode: DVD
I 15:13:07 Write Type: DAO
I 15:13:07 Write Speed: 8x
I 15:13:07 Link Size: Auto
I 15:13:07 Test Mode: No
I 15:13:07 OPC: No
I 15:13:07 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 15:13:08 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 15:13:12 Writing LeadIn…
W 15:13:42 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Unknown (Write Error) (0x0C, 0x80)
W 15:13:42 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (12 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 15:13:42 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 15:13:42 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 15:14:37 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Unknown (Write Error) (0x0C, 0x80)
E 15:14:37 Next Writable Address: 0
I 15:14:37 Synchronising Cache…
W 15:14:39 User opted to skip the ‘Close Track/Session/Disc’ functions.
E 15:14:39 Failed to Write Image!
E 15:14:39 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:01:32
I 15:14:39 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A

Thanks for any help

Why was there no response to this post???

@chef

Try to be a little more polite.

@vroom,

is bumping threads allowed?

Hi,

I also have this useless drive updated with the latest firmware doesn’t like writing to verbatim dvds and when i does write the qualitly score are awfull i knnow the discs are fine as i’v used the in my optiarc 5170a im using clone dvd this drive is truley garbage i tried a pioneer 215 but had to send back because i couldnt burn any dvds on xp can anyone suggest a good drive other than a pioneer lg or optiarc that works with sata and with xp service pack 3

Mark

here is a scan of some genuine plextor tygo3 dvd i burnt in my lg shocking results the verbatim mcc wont even burn now they fail everytime this drive is truley awful i burnt it with clone dvd at 12 speed


here a burn of some guine verbatim burnt at 12 speed in my lg and 1 in my nec optiarc at 12 speed also this proves that the verbatim discs i have must be ok and that the lg is rubbish burner



to prove my ty are genuine heres a scan when i burnt them at 12 speed in my optiarc 5170a


I threw out the LG burner and got an HP. Works great.

Chef -
I have read several of your other posts on this and other forums. You have a tendency to make people angry. Your comments are curt, sarcastic and arrogant.

Many people have complained that you are not helpful - “Thanks for nothing”.

You think that every problem is solved by replacing the “crap” media, when people tell you it used to work but stopped working.

Perhaps it is time for you to retire…

Bill

If you have a look in the Pioneer forum you’ll see that Pioneer 215 is a very well regarded drive and it can certainly write DVD’s very well. The fact that you could not write any DVD’s at all in XP points in 99% cases to to a system issue which could be either software or hardware related depending on your system configuration and software installed. Maybe if you tell us a bit about your HW/SW configuration we can spot some possible culprits.

Again that sounds more like a potential system problem to me … how exactly do they fail?

I’ve got one of these drives and although I haven’t extensively tested it yet in terms of different MIDs, I find it to be quite a decent drive so far, especially for a fairly new drive. Most discs I wrote so far with it were Maxell branded genuine TY DVD+R’s and with these discs I find the drive to be almost as good as my Pioneer 112L which is far more mature in terms of firmware revisions. PIE/PIF results are quite similar with my Pioneer burns but the jitter is a bit higher on the LG (the maximum is typically under 9.0 on the Pioneer). I’ve attached a typical example written at 12x …


@mark

Those scans look very good, and as [B]cvs[/B] said if you don’t have any playback issues those discs should be fine.