Samsung DVD burner SH-S128SF

I’m got a samsung DVD burner SH-S128SF which takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R at 8X speed.

I’ve exhanged the drive for a replacement but the same problem persists after burning about 4-7 DVDs. I have tried DVDs of different brands with same results. Apparently, CDs burned at 36X also take longer than normal to complete. I run Windows XP SP2 and I have checked that DMA is enabled. I’ve sent the drive for a replacement again, Samsung could not provide an explanation and the technician detected nothing wrong about my computer.

My PC is a Pentium 4 3 GHz with 512 MB RAM.
What could be the problem?
Thanks.

Hi,[quote=avextraxjp;2066198]I’m got a samsung DVD burner SH-S128SF which takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R at 8X speed.
(…) I run Windows XP SP2 and I have checked that DMA is enabled. [/quote]Please double-check: what is the current transfer mode? Not only of your DVD burner, but also of your HDD.

Michael

I read a few comments that people posted about their Samsung drives being slow and each time they solved with a firmware update. Hope that helps.

[QUOTE=avextraxjp;2066198]I’m got a samsung DVD burner [B]SH-S128SF[/B] which takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R at 8X speed.

I’ve exhanged the drive for a replacement but the same problem persists after burning about 4-7 DVDs. I have tried DVDs of different brands with same results. Apparently, CDs burned at 36X also take longer than normal to complete. I run Windows XP SP2 and I have checked that DMA is enabled. I’ve sent the drive for a replacement again, Samsung could not provide an explanation and the technician detected nothing wrong about my computer.

My PC is a Pentium 4 3 GHz with 512 MB RAM.
What could be the problem?
Thanks.[/QUOTE]

You mean the 182??
Please post a logfile.

Hi.
What log file do I post?
and how do I check the current transfer mode?

Thanks.

[quote=avextraxjp;2068804]Hi.
What log file do I post?[/quote]a log file created by the burning software you are using. Nero and Imgburn are capable to create log files.

and how do I check the current transfer mode?
Either check device manager (properties of the IDE channel your drive is connected to) or Nero Infotool.

Michael

I still could not locate the current transfer mode of my hard drive
Here’s the log file from Nero
Thanks.

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======
User

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: File ‘Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/17/2002 9:03:20 AM
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead
ero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 5:35:34 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.8 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F>Version: SB02 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F>Version: SB02 - HA 3 TA 0 - 6.6.0.8
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 3

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR STM380211AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182 D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 72351744 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 495MB (507180kB)
Free physical memory: 248MB (254024kB)
Memory in use : 49 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

13.4.2008
ISO compilation
5:16:08 PM #1 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6172
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

5:16:09 PM #2 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

5:16:09 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

5:16:09 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

5:16:13 PM #5 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Aborted by user

5:16:13 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
Disc check failed: Medium not writable (Wrong CD)

5:16:13 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

5:16:13 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
Recorder: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F
Medium not present

5:16:13 PM #9 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Disc not writeable. Insert writeable disc.
(Medium in drive: DVD+R. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL.)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 8/25/2006 11:47:00 AM
File ‘Drivers\ASPI32.SYS’: Ver=4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK, size=16512 bytes, created 7/17/2002 8:05:10 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.28a, size=20640 bytes, created 10/27/2005 4:12:48 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 8/3/2004 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for rec)

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

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

[quote=avextraxjp;2075042]
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : MAXTOR STM380211AS atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182F atapi Port 3 ID 0 [B]DMA: Off[/B]
[/quote]DMA mode is off. Fix this, please: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/

Michael

is this a problem associated with WIN XP?
Thanks.

Moved to Samsung burners forum.

Hi,[quote=avextraxjp;2075707]is this a problem associated with WIN XP?[/quote]Not necessarily.
There are many reasons why a drive is not running in UDMA mode.

[ul]
[li]drive configuration [/li][li]cable[/li][li]Bios settings etc.[/li][/ul]

Additionally, when Windows (any version) detects too many read errors, it will switch to a lower DMA or even PIO mode. Such can happen if the user tries to read a scratched or dirty disc.

You can find a good article about that here: http://www.winhlp.com/node/10

Michael