Quickie I hope : CD vs DVD iso?

Hi Gang,

Is there any difference between a CD ISO file and a DVD one ? Assuming they are both data that is… I always thought there was no difference - but now I’m not sure.

I’m having some trouble burning an 1.8 gig ISO to DVD-RW with my Lite ON Combo.

This is otherwise well-proven kit: ie it normally works without a hitch for data and media…but I have this one file that won’t work, I’ve tried Alcohol 120%, img burn and more - but all give errors - seemingly before the writing process starts.

I believe the ISO iteself is oK - because when I mount it as a virtual drive, I can reach all the necessary files - and run them.

Just won’t burn…so is it because I’m trying to burn a CD iso to a DVD ? :confused:

The only difference is on file size.

I think that your problem is the disc. Try to use a different RW disc, or a write once media.

Hmm… Ok. I will try some write-once media - although I have been ok before.

Too bad rewritable media have a short duration in time. After some write/erase/write cycles, they become unreliable.

So even if until now that disc was working ok, it is possible that now it is at the end of its life cycle.

Try to do a couple of FULL erases of that disc: often this recover a RW disc :slight_smile:

…the media is “box-fresh” - it’s not been used before. :slight_smile:

Have you successfully burned other stuff to the same type of DVD-RW media using the same drive?

oops :bigsmile:

RW media have anyway lower reliability than write once discs. If you compare a scan of a RW disc with a write once media, the rewritable will show much more errors.

Drage : I thought yes. But now I think no: I burned the currrent OS from ISO using a Live Linux CD - and haven’t burned an ISO since…only audio. video and data.

I’ve just being trying with another ISO file and have the same error message…hmmmm this is odd. I dont know that burning ISOs need something more special than ordinary data files ?

What is the error you get exactly?

Thanks for all the instant help fellas - amazing.

Here’s the log from ImgBurn …

I 20:20:19 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started!
I 20:20:19 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 20:20:19 Total Physical Memory: 2,096,360 KB - Available: 1,401,072 KB
I 20:20:19 Initialising SPTI…
I 20:20:19 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 20:20:19 Found 2 DVD-ROMs and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 20:23:40 Operation Started!
I 20:23:40 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\JJ\My Documents\Downloads(file)\RELOADED\rld-tw07.iso
I 20:23:40 Source File Sectors: 918,544 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:23:40 Source File Size: 1,881,178,112 bytes
I 20:23:40 Source File Volume Identifier: TW07
I 20:23:40 Source File Implementation Identifier: EZB UltraISO
I 20:23:40 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 20:23:40 Destination Device: [0:0:0] LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 9L02 (E:) (ATA)
I 20:23:40 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: RITEKW01) (Speeds: 2x)
I 20:23:40 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 20:23:40 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:23:40 Write Type: DAO
I 20:23:40 Write Speed: MAX
I 20:23:40 Link Size: Auto
I 20:23:40 Test Mode: No
I 20:23:40 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:23:41 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 20:23:41 Writing LeadIn…
W 20:26:10 Failed to Write Sectors 32 - 63 - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (9 of 20)…
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W 20:26:10 Retrying (10 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (12 of 20)…
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W 20:26:10 Retrying (13 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (14 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (15 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (16 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (17 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (18 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:26:10 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 20:26:10 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
E 20:29:34 Failed to Write Sectors 32 - 63 - Command Sequence Error
I 20:29:34 Synchronising Cache…
E 20:29:35 Failed to Write Image!
E 20:29:36 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:05:55
I 20:29:36 Average Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x)
I 20:29:45 Operation Started!
I 20:29:45 Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\JJ\My Documents\Downloads\Tiger.Woods.PGA.Tour.Golf.07-RELOADED\rld-tw07.iso
I 20:29:45 Source File Sectors: 918,544 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:29:45 Source File Size: 1,881,178,112 bytes
I 20:29:45 Source File Volume Identifier: TW07
I 20:29:45 Source File Implementation Identifier: EZB UltraISO
I 20:29:45 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 20:29:45 Destination Device: [0:0:0] LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S 9L02 (E:) (ATA)
I 20:29:45 Destination Media Type: DVD-RW (Disc ID: RITEKW01) (Speeds: 2x)
I 20:29:45 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 20:29:45 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:29:45 Write Type: DAO
I 20:29:45 Write Speed: 4x
I 20:29:45 Link Size: Auto
I 20:29:45 Test Mode: No
I 20:29:45 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:29:45 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 20:29:46 Writing LeadIn…
W 20:32:05 Failed to Write Sectors 32 - 63 - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (2 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (3 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (4 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (5 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (6 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (7 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (8 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (9 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
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W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (11 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
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W 20:32:06 Retrying (19 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
W 20:32:06 Retrying (20 of 20)…
W 20:32:06 Retry Failed - Command Sequence Error
E 20:32:16 Failed to Write Sectors 32 - 63 - Command Sequence Error
I 20:32:16 Synchronising Cache…
E 20:32:17 Failed to Write Image!
E 20:32:17 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:02:32
I 20:32:17 Average Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 0 KB/s (0.0x)

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