Samsung 183L sata DVD buner

I just piked up a cheap one used having trouble with the firmware update and it seems to be coaster maker, any suggestions to try and figure out whats wrong with this thing?

Supply info like the used media and a logfile…

I have 4 dvds made with no errors, 2 verbatim 16X at 12X and 2 fugicrappers(fugiflim) 8X at 8X.

my first 4 gave errors on nero, I then changed sata connections it was on the via vt6421a card and the sata 2 connection on the mobo (asrock sata 2)

tried 2 verbatims at 16X and 2 then 2 fugis at 8X all where blahg,I got 1 verbatim to go at 16X so far tho.

what do you want because only the fugis are at 8X the verbatim might be 12 or 16 X…or I can always do another disc.

Try using Imgburn instead of Nero to burn your dvd media.

what and have to build a image frist ?

gaa nero has mew spoiled ><

verbatim at 16X

I 03:16:14 ImgBurn Version started!
I 03:16:14 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 03:16:14 Total Physical Memory: 2,096,368 KB - Available: 1,415,440 KB
I 03:16:14 Initialising SPTI…
I 03:16:14 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 03:16:17 Found 2 DVD-ROMs, 1 DVD±RW and 2 DVD±RW/RAMs!
I 03:20:26 Operation Started!
I 03:20:26 Building Image Tree…
I 03:20:26 Checking Directory Depth…
I 03:20:26 Calculating Totals…
I 03:20:26 Preparing Image…
I 03:20:26 Checking Path Length…
I 03:20:26 Image Size: 3,518,103,552 bytes
I 03:20:26 Image Sectors: 1,717,824
I 03:20:26 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 03:22:03 Operation Started!
I 03:22:03 Building Image Tree…
I 03:22:03 Checking Directory Depth…
I 03:22:03 Calculating Totals…
I 03:22:03 Preparing Image…
I 03:22:03 Checking Path Length…
I 03:22:03 Image Size: 3,518,103,552 bytes
I 03:22:03 Image Sectors: 1,717,824
I 03:22:05 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:02
I 03:22:05 Operation Started!
I 03:22:05 Image Contents: 2 Files, 1 Folder
I 03:22:05 Image Sectors: 1,717,824
I 03:22:05 Image Size: 3,518,103,552 bytes
I 03:22:05 Image Single Layer Profile: DVD-R/RW (Media Capacity: 2,298,496)
I 03:22:05 Image Volume Identifier: DAWNOFMANA
I 03:22:05 Image Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.3.2.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 03:22:05 Image Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 03:22:05 Image File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 03:22:05 Destination File: D:\DOFM.iso
I 03:22:05 Destination Free Space: 9,270,525,952 bytes (9,053,248 KB) (8,841 MB) (8 GB)
I 03:22:05 Destination File System: NTFS
I 03:22:05 File Splitting: Auto
I 03:22:05 Writing Image…
I 03:23:24 Image MD5: 01692f7100274df07529e9471135d0bc
I 03:23:24 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:18
I 03:23:24 Average Write Rate: 44,046 KB/s (31.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 55,300 KB/s (39.9x)
I 03:25:49 Operation Started!
I 03:25:49 Source File: D:\DOFM.iso
I 03:25:49 Source File Sectors: 1,717,824 (MODE1/2048)
I 03:25:49 Source File Size: 3,518,103,552 bytes
I 03:25:49 Source File Volume Identifier: DAWNOFMANA
I 03:25:49 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.3.2.0 - The Ultimate Image Burner!
I 03:25:49 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 03:25:49 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 03:25:49 Destination Device: [3:2:0] TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L SB01 (J:) (SCSI)
I 03:25:49 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 03:25:49 Destination Media Sectors: 2,298,496
I 03:25:49 Write Mode: DVD
I 03:25:49 Write Type: DAO
I 03:25:49 Write Speed: MAX
I 03:25:49 Link Size: Auto
I 03:25:49 Test Mode: No
I 03:25:49 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 03:25:49 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 03:25:50 Writing LeadIn…
I 03:26:26 Writing Image… (LBA: 0 - 1717823)
I 03:30:14 Synchronising Cache…
I 03:30:27 Image MD5: 01692f7100274df07529e9471135d0bc
I 03:30:27 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:04:37
I 03:30:27 Average Write Rate: 15,135 KB/s (10.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 22,440 KB/s (16.2x)
I 03:30:27 Cycling Tray before Verify…
W 03:30:33 Waiting for device to become ready…
I 03:30:47 Device Ready!
I 03:30:47 Operation Started!
I 03:30:47 Source Device: [3:2:0] TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S183L SB01 (J:) (SCSI)
I 03:30:47 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: MCC 03RG20) (Speeds: 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 03:30:47 Image File: D:\DOFM.iso
I 03:30:47 Image File Sectors: 1,717,824 (MODE1/2048)
I 03:30:47 Image File Size: 3,518,103,552 bytes
I 03:30:47 Image File Volume Identifier: DAWNOFMANA
I 03:30:47 Image File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.3.2.0 - The Ultimate Image Burner!
I 03:30:47 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 03:30:47 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, Joliet, UDF (1.02)
I 03:30:47 Verifying Sectors… (LBA: 0 - 1717823)
E 03:38:07 Failed to Read Sector 454469 - Timeout on Logical Unit
E 03:38:07 Sector 454469 maps to File: s-dom.ps2\s-dom.iso
E 03:38:07 Failed to Verify Sectors!
E 03:38:07 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:07:19
I 03:38:07 Average Verify Rate: 2,070 KB/s (1.5x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 9,583 KB/s (6.9x)

testing again

mine burn fine with the verbs at 18x, MIP like the 203bs

it made it with no errors, should I use nero cd tool to give it a data analysis?

lucky you :stuck_out_tongue:


I suspect, there is some issue with the controller (or its driver) you are using to operate your drive.
Make sure, the controller your optical drive is connected to, is [B]not [/B]set to RAID or AHCI.
Also, try to run the controller without drivers from the manufacturer (exception: VIA SATA controllers, there you should install the latest drivers from


I have le bastard via ide/SATA card chipset VA6421A and a asrock sata 2 mobo,there be me only sata options.

are there any auto set options that need to be turned off for a DVD drive in the IDE/sata options,I do not have a raid setup so its not set to raid.

I like my Sammy S183L :slight_smile:

I really want a nice IDE/sata card but cant really find any,do they make one that works with this?

rub it in :stuck_out_tongue:

So i take it their build quality is better than LGs that tend to fail out side of the warranty?

I didn’t mean it that way.

When building or purchasing a pc you need to have it setup/build to your needs. Both hardware and software.

and if I could afford such things I would not have to scrap buy with teh cheapest parts I can find…

Plus you always run into nuances with “compatible” hardware,oh the horrors of a sata on some older NF chipsets, or worse yet the HDD mobo issue where you have to jump it on the fly or simply remove the jumper…I kinda miss the jumpers…sata needs a hardware based compatible/mode switch so you can force the wonky PnP to behave…

Pnp is at best 90% you can always find something that dose not like something else.

BTW know a good IDE/sata card?

No i sure don’t. Good luck on your adventure. I’ll stop by every now and then to see how it’s going.

I don’t know whats worse jumper hell (trying moving 10 durign a install process and then tweak it 5 times and keeping your sanity) or PNP issues than can temporally brick stuff in certain combinations…prehaps I need a USB/sata DVD drive box…but I bet there would be issues with that LOL

Wouldn’t a pci sata controller card be enough for you? Or was there a reason why you need a ide/sata controller card?

I still have 2-4 IDE devices so I am clingy to the IDE spec and want a solid card that has both,because if I upgrade a new mobo might not have IDE, I just like keeping my bases covered.

looking up some sata/ide combos
oh sht

serves them right for going 100% china >> who needs quality control when you sale at 2-3X the cost…

ok…maybe a high LOW brand…

not to bad

uhg it seems without any solid chipsets and manufactures to make it going hybrid sata/ide is just inbreeding quality ><

why is it all the sata cards are either 20$ or 100+… :a

all I want is a 2 port sata 2 card that dose not suck ><
ggaaa looking threw video cards is easier X_X

wait…heres a good brand but… more oddities

its like promise is out to kill them selfs with odd issues.