Problems writing to DVD+RW (Memorex/Ritek)

vbimport

#1

Hey guys,

Maybe I’m missing something, but I’m unable to get any burning programs to write to Memorex DVD+RW (8x/4.7GB) discs purchased from Fry’s Electronics.

I’m using a NEC ND-3540A with oem firmware 1.01 on a socket 754 motherboard (VIA K8T800 Pro chipset). Some of the software I’m using: DVDFab Platinum 2.9.3.5, DVD X Copy Platinum 4.0.3.8/4.0.4.15, and Nero Burning ROM 6.6.0.16.

DVDFab and DVD X Copy both use some kind of VSO device/Patin Couffin engine and are incompatible with each other. I have a secondary computer with 2 bootable drives, with each burning program mentioned installed on a separate drive.

So how come I can’t write to these DVD+RW discs?

Nero CD-DVD Speed 4.04 info:

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc Type: : DVD+RW
Book Type : DVD+RW
Manufacturer: : Ritek
MID : RITEK 008 (000)
Write speeds:
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4482 MB
: 4700375040 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Write strategies : 3 X - 0 X
Disc Status : Empty
Raw Data
ADIP Information (11h)
0000 - 01 01 01 00 FF 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0010 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 58 00 00 00 - …X…
0020 - B4 D4 05 00 E0 FE 17 00 20 D5 05 00 18 EE 90 7C - …|
0030 - 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C 18 6A DD 77 - x…|…q…|.j.w
0040 - 51 6A DD 77 00 00 15 00 02 00 00 80 30 00 00 00 - Qj.w…0…
0050 - 18 00 00 00 30 00 00 00 58 D5 05 00 40 00 01 00 - …0…X…@…
0060 - 0B 00 00 00 60 D4 05 00 4E 00 4E 00 D8 D5 05 00 - …`…N.N…
0070 - 18 EE 90 7C 70 05 91 7C FF FF FF FF 6D 05 91 7C - …|p…|…m…|


#2

RITEK008 is not supported in the current firmware 1.01! ( sorry! )
You’ll have to wait for a firmware update from NEC to address the issue.


#3

Wow thanks for the very quick reply. I guess I’ll just hold on to this 5 pack of Memorex 8x DVD+RW and look for some other rewriteable dvdrw discs, maybe some -RW.


#4

Well until I can find some small quantity of other major brand of 8x dvd+rw, I think I may try these 4x dvd-rw (and hope my NEC can burn them):


#5

Do you know if this:

Mediacode: OPTODISCW004

will work with my NEC ND-3540A burner? It’s the Samsung 4x DVD-RW 5-pack being sold @newegg. I’m going to order it.


#6

Turns out that firmware 1.01 does support mediacode OPTODISCW004.

And according to this post, the new 1.03 firmware supports RITEK 008 (finally!):

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showpost.php?p=1122620&postcount=353


#7

Indeed they are now supported at 8x.