Problems writing DVD+R DL with a NEC 6650A

[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-6650A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi all,

Just bought myself some DVD+R DL discs manufactured by “Platinum”, unfortunately when I want to write an image on them I get a error. I am using Nero 7 ultra edition, and as searching in the net it seems to be a firmware issue :confused: the dvd-writer (NEC) does not support these “Platinum” discs…

Does anyone have any ideas, what could I do? As searching in the net I could not find a suitable firmware for my drive. It is mounted into a DELL table PC.

Also the capacityes are different with each disc :confused:


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.10.1.0
Internal Version: 7, 10, 1, 0

Recorder: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A> Version: 102C - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A>Version: 102C - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.10.1.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : SAMSUNG HD080HJ/P atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A D: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038404kB)
Free physical memory: 393MB (402720kB)
Memory in use : 61 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

11.6.2009
Burn DVD Image
22:45:40 #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

22:45:40 #2 IMAGEGEN -10 File ImageGen.cpp, Line 366
Image was written as DAO.
DAOI:
MediaCatalogNumber = ‘’
TocType = 0x40
Finalized = 1
First/Last Track = 1 / 1
1: ISRC = ‘’
Blocksize = 2048
TrackMode = ‘TRM_DATA_MODE1’
TrackConfig = 0x00
First/Last Index = 0 / 1
Index0FilePos = 0, Index1FilePos = 0, NextTrackFilePos = 7645116416
CUES:
MTYP: Mediumtype = DVD (old format) (0x1C)
Image file name: <C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\hondaNav\APN2_68111.nrg>

22:45:40 #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3508
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

22:45:40 #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 307
Last possible write address on media: 4173823 (927:30.73, 8151MB)
Last address to be written: 3732966 (829:32.66, 7290MB)

22:45:40 #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 319
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

22:45:40 #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2972
Recorder: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A, Media type: DVD+R9 Double Layer

22:45:40 #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 493
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

22:45:40 #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 793
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (1 - DVD-ROM)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 3732967 (3732967) = #3732967/829:32.67
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 3732967 blocks [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

22:45:40 #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 995
Prepare [D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x40; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 7645116416, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 3732967 | 0 | 0x00
3732967 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

22:45:40 #10 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 215
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

22:45:40 #11 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4294
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

22:45:40 #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files started

22:45:40 #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4413
Cache writing successful.

22:45:40 #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Caching of files completed

22:45:40 #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process started at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

22:45:41 #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2721
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

22:45:41 #17 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 494
Disc finalized, LBA total Image size: 3732967 (7290MB), Last LBA L0: 1866495 (3645MB)

22:45:44 #18 SPTI -1093 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1093)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x02
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xBF 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 0C 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 02
Buffer x06534d80: Len xc
0x00 0A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1C 7B 00

22:45:44 #19 Text 0 File DVDPlusDualLayer.cpp, Line 670
L0 Data Zone Capacity not set.
Max LBA L0 2086911 (1FD7FFh, 4075MB), next writable address 0 (0h, 0MB)

22:45:44 #20 CDR -1093 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
No seek complete
D: _NEC DVD±RW ND-6650A

22:45:44 #21 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1752
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once

22:45:44 #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

22:45:44 #23 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

22:45:44 #24 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 261
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

22:45:48 #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11185
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

22:45:48 #26 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 424
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Verbatim DL Disc are better quality.
Have you tried Imgburn?
Works better on DL Disc,check out the link in my sig

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I cannot manage to write with Imgburn either, get an error.

22:45:44 #23 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1762
Burn process failed at 8x (11 080 KB/s)

Slow your burning down on the DL Media and see what happens.
I usually stay at the 2.4 speed that they are made for and get excelent results.

The NEC ND-6650A is quite old already and latest firmwares are from 2006. I guess most of the discs you’re trying to burn are not included in the drive’s firmware. The usual recommendation would be updating your firmware but according to the writing strategy overview there haven’t been changes in the DVD+R DL part since 102C