SH-S203B seems slow

vbimport

#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung SH-S203B / TS-H653B. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have recently built a new system and installed an SH-203B burner based on reviews. I have it set so that the firmware upgrades itself automatically. I use Memorex DVD+R media, which always burned a movie in a previous system in about 6-7 minutes, as I recall (I may need to piece that unit back together and time it).

Anyway, in this new system, the fastest burning that I obtain with ImageBurn is about 2.4X, even though I changed from Automatic to 6X for the setting. The DVD is rated at 16X burn.

Are there some settings I can tweak to increase the burn speed?

Thanks
Ken K


#2

Hi,[quote=kdkrone;2105264]I have recently built a new system and installed an SH-203B burner based on reviews. I have it set so that the firmware upgrades itself automatically. [/quote]I don’t like these firmware auto updaters. If something goes wrong, your drive is dead. So I suggest to uninstall that software and download newer firmwares manually. If you like, you can subscribe to the “firmware announcement” thread to get a notification if newer firmware is available.

I use Memorex DVD+R media,
Some people call these Memowrecks.
Please post the MID (the corresponding part of the Imgburn log should suffice)

Anyway, in this new system, the fastest burning that I obtain with ImageBurn is about 2.4X, even though I changed from Automatic to 6X for the setting.
There is something really wrong. Lowest speed for DVD+R is 4x (at least this is what can be taken from the firmware).
Please provide information about the Sata controller you are using and its configuration (IDE/ATA;AHCI;Raid;whatever).

The DVD is rated at 16X burn.
That’s just what the manufacturer prints on the box :wink:

Are there some settings I can tweak to increase the burn speed?
Are you ready to sacrifice a disc?
Run Nero CD/DVD Speed and have it create a disc. Start with the maximum speed that is offered. Post the screenshot here.

Michael


#3

[QUOTE=mciahel;2105389]Hi,I don’t like these firmware auto updaters. [B]If something goes wrong, your drive is dead[/B]. So I suggest to uninstall that software and download newer firmwares manually. If you like, you can subscribe to the “firmware announcement” thread to get a notification if newer firmware is available.[/QUOTE]yes and not only that some newer firmwares have been known to be not as good as the previous one. Not often but it has happened.


#4

[QUOTE=mciahel;2105389]Hi,I don’t like these firmware auto updaters. If something goes wrong, your drive is dead. So I suggest to uninstall that software and download newer firmwares manually. If you like, you can subscribe to the “firmware announcement” thread to get a notification if newer firmware is available.
Some people call these Memowrecks.
Please post the MID (the corresponding part of the Imgburn log should suffice) [/QUOTE]

Here it is:

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; ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 - Log
; Tuesday, 05 August 2008, 16:16:31
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I 08:58:06 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 08:58:06 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 08:58:06 Total Physical Memory: 3,402,080 KB - Available: 2,336,112 KB
I 08:58:06 Initialising SPTI…
I 08:58:06 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 08:58:06 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 08:58:22 Operation Started!
I 08:58:22 Source File: F:\TUDORS_S1_DISC1.ISO
I 08:58:22 Source File Sectors: 2,285,868 (MODE1/2048)
I 08:58:22 Source File Size: 4,681,457,664 bytes
I 08:58:22 Source File Volume Identifier: TUDORS_S1_DISC1
I 08:58:22 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 4B6A5728DVDSHRNK
I 08:58:22 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 08:58:22 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 08:58:22 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 08:58:22 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 08:58:22 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 08:58:22 Write Mode: DVD
I 08:58:22 Write Type: DAO
I 08:58:22 Write Speed: 6x
I 08:58:22 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 08:58:22 Link Size: Auto
I 08:58:22 Test Mode: No
I 08:58:22 OPC: No
I 08:58:22 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 08:58:22 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 08:58:34 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 08:58:35 Writing LeadIn…
I 08:58:36 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 08:58:36 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 09:22:23 Synchronising Cache…
I 09:22:27 Closing Track…
I 09:22:28 Finalising Disc…
I 09:22:44 Exporting Graph Data…
I 09:22:44 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_TUESDAY-AUGUST-05-2008_8-58_AM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_6x.ibg
I 09:22:44 Export Successfully Completed!
I 09:22:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:24:21
I 09:22:44 Average Write Rate: 3,205 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,831 KB/s (2.8x)
I 09:30:31 Operation Started!
I 09:30:31 Source File: F:\TUDORS_S1_DISC2.ISO
I 09:30:31 Source File Sectors: 2,285,868 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:30:31 Source File Size: 4,681,457,664 bytes
I 09:30:31 Source File Volume Identifier: TUDORS_S1_DISC2
I 09:30:31 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 49651649DVDSHRNK
I 09:30:31 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 09:30:31 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 09:30:31 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 09:30:31 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 09:30:31 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 09:30:31 Write Mode: DVD
I 09:30:31 Write Type: DAO
I 09:30:31 Write Speed: 6x
I 09:30:31 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 09:30:31 Link Size: Auto
I 09:30:31 Test Mode: No
I 09:30:31 OPC: No
I 09:30:31 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 09:30:32 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 09:30:44 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 09:30:45 Writing LeadIn…
I 09:30:46 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 09:30:46 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 09:54:33 Synchronising Cache…
I 09:54:37 Closing Track…
I 09:54:38 Finalising Disc…
I 09:54:54 Exporting Graph Data…
I 09:54:54 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_TUESDAY-AUGUST-05-2008_9-30_AM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_6x.ibg
I 09:54:54 Export Successfully Completed!
I 09:54:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:24:22
I 09:54:54 Average Write Rate: 3,205 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,859 KB/s (2.8x)
I 10:20:41 Operation Started!
I 10:20:41 Source File: G:\TUDORS_S1_DISC3.ISO
I 10:20:41 Source File Sectors: 2,285,868 (MODE1/2048)
I 10:20:41 Source File Size: 4,681,457,664 bytes
I 10:20:41 Source File Volume Identifier: TUDORS_S1_DISC3
I 10:20:41 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 090F8702DVDSHRNK
I 10:20:41 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 10:20:41 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 10:20:41 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 10:20:41 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 10:20:41 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 10:20:41 Write Mode: DVD
I 10:20:41 Write Type: DAO
I 10:20:41 Write Speed: 6x
I 10:20:41 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 10:20:41 Link Size: Auto
I 10:20:41 Test Mode: No
I 10:20:41 OPC: No
I 10:20:41 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 10:20:41 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 10:20:54 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 10:20:54 Writing LeadIn…
I 10:20:55 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 10:20:55 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285867)
I 10:42:54 Synchronising Cache…
I 10:42:58 Closing Track…
I 10:42:59 Finalising Disc…
I 10:43:15 Exporting Graph Data…
I 10:43:15 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_TUESDAY-AUGUST-05-2008_10-20_AM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_6x.ibg
I 10:43:15 Export Successfully Completed!
I 10:43:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:22:34
I 10:43:15 Average Write Rate: 3,468 KB/s (2.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,912 KB/s (2.8x)
I 11:42:51 Operation Started!
I 11:42:51 Source File: G:\TUDORS_S1_DISC4_HI_RES.ISO
I 11:42:51 Source File Sectors: 2,285,899 (MODE1/2048)
I 11:42:51 Source File Size: 4,681,521,152 bytes
I 11:42:51 Source File Volume Identifier: TUDORS_S1_DISC4
I 11:42:51 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 239BDDBEDVDSHRNK
I 11:42:51 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 11:42:51 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 11:42:51 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 11:42:51 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 11:42:51 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 11:42:51 Write Mode: DVD
I 11:42:51 Write Type: DAO
I 11:42:51 Write Speed: 6x
I 11:42:51 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 11:42:51 Link Size: Auto
I 11:42:51 Test Mode: No
I 11:42:51 OPC: No
I 11:42:51 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 11:42:51 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 11:43:04 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 11:43:04 Writing LeadIn…
I 11:43:05 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285898)
I 11:43:05 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285898)
I 12:05:14 Synchronising Cache…
I 12:05:18 Closing Track…
I 12:05:19 Finalising Disc…
I 12:05:35 Exporting Graph Data…
I 12:05:35 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_TUESDAY-AUGUST-05-2008_11-42_AM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_6x.ibg
I 12:05:35 Export Successfully Completed!
I 12:05:35 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:22:43
I 12:05:35 Average Write Rate: 3,442 KB/s (2.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,912 KB/s (2.8x)
I 16:16:31 Close Request Acknowledged
I 16:16:31 Closing Down…
I 16:16:31 Shutting down SPTI…
I 16:16:31 ImgBurn closed!
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I 09:33:47 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 09:33:47 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 09:33:47 Total Physical Memory: 3,402,080 KB - Available: 2,244,048 KB
I 09:33:47 Initialising SPTI…
I 09:33:47 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
E 09:33:49 CreateFile Failed! - Device: ‘\.\CdRom0’ (D:)
E 09:33:49 Reason: The device is not ready.
W 09:33:49 Errors were encountered when trying to access a drive.
W 09:33:49 This drive will not be visible in the program.
W 09:33:49 No devices detected!
I 09:35:55 Close Request Acknowledged
I 09:35:55 Closing Down…
I 09:35:55 Shutting down SPTI…
I 09:35:55 ImgBurn closed!
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I 08:55:50 ImgBurn Version 2.4.1.0 started!
I 08:55:50 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 08:55:50 Total Physical Memory: 3,402,080 KB - Available: 2,342,252 KB
I 08:55:50 Initialising SPTI…
I 08:55:50 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 08:55:50 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 08:57:43 Close Request Acknowledged
I 08:57:43 Closing Down…
I 08:57:43 Shutting down SPTI…
I 08:57:43 ImgBurn closed!

There is something really wrong. Lowest speed for DVD+R is 4x (at least this is what can be taken from the firmware).
Please provide information about the Sata controller you are using and its configuration (IDE/ATA;AHCI;Raid;whatever).

I am using the SATA controller on my Intel mb DP35DP. Two onboard serial controllers. The Samsung is attached to the first, ICH9 4 port SATA storage controller 2920. (operating system Windows XP Pro, SP3) They are not configured as RAID or AHCI. Note that there has been no change to the configuration of the system in the past few months and initially it would burn at 8X or a little more.

Are you ready to sacrifice a disc?
Run Nero CD/DVD Speed and have it create a disc. Start with the maximum speed that is offered. Post the screenshot here.
Michael

Here is the log. It is pretty lengthy. Despite the fact that it said it was copying at 18X, it took 24 minutes.

Thanks for taking the time to help with this.
Ken K

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 8.3.6.0
Internal Version: 8, 3, 6, 0

Recorder: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B>Version: SB04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.6.0
Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default
CD-ROM: <TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B >Version: SB04 - HA 1 TA 0 - 8.3.6.0
Adapter driver: <Serial ATA> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B atapi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : ST3300831AS atapi Port 2 ID 1 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : HDS722525VLSA80 atapi Port 3 ID 0 DMA: On
OtherPeripheral : Promise SATA Console 1.00 ulsata2 Port 6 ID 16 DMA: Off
DiskPeripheral : WDC WD7500AAKS-00RBA 030. ulsata2 Port 6 ID 8 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B D: CdRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2047MB (2097151kB)
Free physical memory: 2047MB (2097151kB)
Memory in use : 24 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

5.8.2008
Burn DVD Image
6:00:13 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

6:00:14 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3568
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

6:00:14 PM #3 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 311
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2285879 (507:58.29, 4464MB)

6:00:14 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 323
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

6:00:14 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2948
Recorder: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B, Media type: DVD+R
Disc Manufacturer ID: <CMC MAG>, Media Type ID: <M01>, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 7

6:00:14 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 497
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

6:00:14 PM #7 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 754
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2285880 (2285880) = #2285880/507:58.30
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2285880 blocks [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B]
--------------------------------------------------------------

6:00:14 PM #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 956
Prepare [D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4681482240, 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 | 2285880 | 2285880 | 0x00
2285880 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

6:00:14 PM #9 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 240
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

6:00:14 PM #10 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4359
Caching options: cache CDRom or Network-Yes, small files-No (<64KB)

6:00:14 PM #11 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files started

6:00:14 PM #12 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4481
Cache writing successful.

6:00:14 PM #13 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Caching of files completed

6:00:14 PM #14 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process started at 18x (24,930 KB/s)

6:00:14 PM #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2673
Verifying disc position of item 0 (not relocatable, no disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

6:00:14 PM #16 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: CMC.MAG.
Media type ID: M01
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…783]:
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6:00:14 PM #17 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: CMC.MAG.
Media type ID: M01
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 00 07 43 4D 43 20 4D - 41 47 00 4D 30 31 00 38 …CMC.MAG.M01.8
23 54 37 18 00 3E 6E 00 - 70 62 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…>n.pb…
01 19 1B 0B 0B 0E 0F 01 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
01 00 38 38 00 1D 62 35 - 07 30 22 10 08 20 1C 01 …88…b5.0"…
00 00 00 1D 62 35 07 30 - 22 10 08 20 1C 01 00 00 …b5.0"…
02 00 54 70 02 38 5F 56 - 20 14 0B 0B 01 18 00 00 …Tp.8_V…
00 00 02 3D 5D 7A 20 14 - 0C 0A 01 18 00 00 00 10 …=]z…
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6:00:14 PM #18 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD+R (10), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 26053F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Disc Application Code: 0 / 0 h
Extended Information indicators: 7 h
Disc Manufacturer ID: CMC.MAG.
Media type ID: M01
Product revision number: 0
Number of Physical format information bytes in use in ADIP up to byte 63: 56
Media Specific [16…783]:
00 00 07 43 4D 43 20 4D - 41 47 00 4D 30 31 00 38 …CMC.MAG.M01.8
23 54 37 18 00 3E 6E 00 - 70 62 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…>n.pb…
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6:00:14 PM #19 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8447
Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B
Book Type request [TSST]: DVD-ROM
Changing the Book Type was finished successfully, return code 0

6:00:14 PM #20 CDR -1207 File DVDR.cpp, Line 6627
Book Type automatically set to: DVD-ROM

6:00:14 PM #21 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 675
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

6:00:14 PM #22 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 269
Pipe memory size 83836800

6:24:02 PM #23 Text 0 File WriterStatus.cpp, Line 245
<D: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B> start writing Lead-Out at LBA 2285880 (22E138h), length 0 blocks

6:24:23 PM #24 Text 0 File DVDPlusRW.cpp, Line 943
EndDAO: Last written address 2285888

6:24:23 PM #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10187
---- Disc Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-ROM (0), Part Version: 1.0x (1)
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Transfer Rate: <not specified> (F h)
Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 25E13F h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Twin Format Flag: 0
Media Specific [16…783]:
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23 54 37 18 00 3E 6E 00 - 70 62 15 15 0B 0B 08 08 #T7…>n.pb…
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6:24:23 PM #26 SPTI -1046 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 214
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1046)
CDB Data: 0xFF 06 12 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 AA
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x30
Sense Qual: 0x06
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 06

6:24:23 PM #27 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 8447
Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B
Book Type request [TSST]: DVD+R
Changing the Book Type was finished with error, return code -1046

6:24:23 PM #28 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1767
Burn process completed successfully at 18x (24,930 KB/s)

6:24:23 PM #29 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 287
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

6:24:27 PM #30 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 11450
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

6:24:27 PM #31 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 450
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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


#5

Hi,

thanks for the logs.

This is your problem:

[quote=kdkrone;2105601]<tsstcorp cddvdw="" sh-s203b=""><serial ata=""><tsstcorp cddvdw="" sh-s203b=""><serial ata="">
=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B atapi Port 2 ID 0 [B]DMA: Off[/B]
<cmc mag=""><m01><not specified=""><not specified=""><not specified=""><d: tsstcorp="" cddvdw="" sh-s203b=""><not specified="">[/quote]
To fix that, read here:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/

Michael
</not></d:></not></not></not></m01></cmc></serial></tsstcorp></serial></tsstcorp>


#6

[QUOTE=mciahel;2105726]Hi,

thanks for the logs.

This is your problem:

To fix that, read here:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/

Michael
</not></d:></not></not></not></m01></cmc></serial></tsstcorp></serial></tsstcorp>[/QUOTE]

Well, I changed the settings but they did not help (max write was 2.4X). Here is copy of the log after the settings were changed to “DMA if available” in all three primary and secondary channels…

Thoughts?

I 17:57:47 Operation Started!
I 17:57:47 Source File: F:\8470_03_HIST_OF_ENG_DISK_5.ISO
I 17:57:47 Source File Sectors: 2,285,885 (MODE1/2048)
I 17:57:47 Source File Size: 4,681,492,480 bytes
I 17:57:47 Source File Volume Identifier: 8470_03_HIST_OF_ENG_DISK_5
I 17:57:47 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 1E9489D5DVDSHRNK
I 17:57:47 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 17:57:47 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 17:57:47 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 17:57:47 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 17:57:47 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 17:57:47 Write Mode: DVD
I 17:57:47 Write Type: DAO
I 17:57:47 Write Speed: 6x
I 17:57:47 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 17:57:47 Link Size: Auto
I 17:57:47 Test Mode: No
I 17:57:47 OPC: No
I 17:57:47 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 17:57:49 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 17:58:01 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 17:58:02 Writing LeadIn…
I 17:58:03 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2285884)
I 17:58:03 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2285884)
I 18:21:29 Synchronising Cache…
I 18:21:33 Closing Track…
I 18:21:34 Finalising Disc…
I 18:21:50 Exporting Graph Data…
I 18:21:51 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_WEDNESDAY-AUGUST-06-2008_5-57_PM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_6x.ibg
I 18:21:51 Export Successfully Completed!
I 18:21:51 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:24:03
I 18:21:51 Average Write Rate: 3,251 KB/s (2.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,859 KB/s (2.8x)
I 18:25:05 Close Request Acknowledged
I 18:25:05 Closing Down…
I 18:25:05 Shutting down SPTI…
I 18:25:06 ImgBurn closed!


#7

Only two things i can say that might make some sence, first to defrag your HDD, and the sedond is to try some other sata port, i had this almost the same problem with my 203D, always the buffers was 0-90% and never reached the selected speed, but after a few experiments everything now works fine :slight_smile: no dropping buffer and also no slowdowns in burn speed.


#8

[quote=kdkrone;2106304]Well, I changed the settings but they did not help (max write was 2.4X). Here is copy of the log after the settings were changed to “DMA if available” in all three primary and secondary channels…[/quote]what are the current transfer modes? Just setting “DMA if available” is not sufficient.


#9

[QUOTE=mciahel;2106411]what are the current transfer modes? Just setting “DMA if available” is not sufficient.[/QUOTE]

Well, I have been making some progress. But first, where do I check the transfer modes?

Last night I re-read an earlier post that you had recommended and ran a .vbs file named resetmydma.vbs. With that I was able to get to a max write speed of 13.6 with an average of 9.6. The buffer and the device buffer ran about 100% max.

That speed is fine with me but if there are other tweaks I can do to get the speed even higher, I am all ears to hear what they are. Many thanks, by the way, for all of this help. It is awesome!

Ken K

Latest log below:

ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 - Log
; Thursday, 07 August 2008, 06:53:31
; \****************************************//
;
;
I 06:47:38 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 06:47:38 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 06:47:38 Total Physical Memory: 3,402,072 KB - Available: 2,761,592 KB
I 06:47:38 Initialising SPTI…
I 06:47:38 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 06:47:50 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 06:48:06 Operation Started!
I 06:48:06 Source File: C:\GENERATION KILL #4.iso
I 06:48:06 Source File Sectors: 1,503,696 (MODE1/2048)
I 06:48:06 Source File Size: 3,079,569,408 bytes
I 06:48:06 Source File Volume Identifier: PRJ_080806
I 06:48:06 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 3906B76ARDUS0004
I 06:48:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: Ulead Systems USA Inc.
I 06:48:06 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 06:48:06 Destination Device: [2:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B SB04 (D:) (ATA)
I 06:48:06 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x)
I 06:48:06 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 06:48:06 Write Mode: DVD
I 06:48:06 Write Type: DAO
I 06:48:06 Write Speed: MAX
I 06:48:06 DVD+R Reserve Track: Yes
I 06:48:06 Link Size: Auto
I 06:48:06 Test Mode: No
I 06:48:06 OPC: No
I 06:48:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 06:48:06 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 06:48:18 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 06:48:19 Writing LeadIn…
I 06:48:24 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1503695)
I 06:48:24 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1503695)
I 06:52:06 Synchronising Cache…
I 06:52:11 Closing Track…
I 06:52:12 Finalising Disc…
I 06:52:32 Exporting Graph Data…
I 06:52:32 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Ken\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203B_SB04_THURSDAY-AUGUST-07-2008_6-48_AM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_MAX.ibg
I 06:52:32 Export Successfully Completed!
I 06:52:32 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:04:26
I 06:52:32 Average Write Rate: 13,546 KB/s (9.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 18,799 KB/s (13.6x)
I 06:53:31 Close Request Acknowledged
I 06:53:31 Closing Down…
I 06:53:31 Shutting down SPTI…
I 06:53:31 ImgBurn closed!


#10

Hi,[quote=kdkrone;2106578]Well, I have been making some progress. But first, where do I check the transfer modes?[/quote]at the very same place where you set “DMA if available” option :wink:

I was able to get to a max write speed of 13.6 with an average of 9.6. The buffer and the device buffer ran about 100% max.

That speed is fine with me but if there are other tweaks I can do to get the speed even higher,
(…)
I 06:48:06 Source File Size: 3,079,569,408 bytes
I 06:52:32 Average Write Rate: 13,546 KB/s (9.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 18,799 KB/s (13.6x)

13,6x for a 3GB source file is perfectly ok, the drive will reach the maximum speed at the end of a full disc. I personally would not go faster than 12x max with that media btw.

Michael


#11

OK, here are the transfer modes:

First, there are 3 primary and 3 secondary.

Transfer modes:
Primary IDE channels
First primary Device 0 not applicable
Device 1 not applicable

Second primary Device 0 ultra DMA 5
Device 1 ultra DMA 5

Third primary Device 0 n/a
Device 1 n/a

Secondary IDE channels

First secondary Device 0 n/a
Device 1 n/a

Second secondary Device 0 uDMA 5
Device 1 n/a

Third secondary Device 0 n/a
Device 1 n/a

(This raises the question of how does this info help? Can I use this to help me figure out what piece of equipment is on which SATA controller? If so, how?)

Thanks
Ken K


#12

[QUOTE=mciahel;2106760] 13,6x for a 3GB source file is perfectly ok, the drive will reach the maximum speed at the end of a full disc. I personally would not go faster than 12x max with that media btw.

Michael[/QUOTE]

Which media can be written reliably faster? What do you use?

Ken K


#13

Verbatim and TY is the choice that most of CDF would say, i also think that there is no point on going faster that 12x/16x, unless you want to do some testing.


#14

Hi,[quote=kdkrone;2106836]
First, there are 3 primary and 3 secondary.

Transfer modes:
(…)
Second primary Device 0 ultra DMA 5
Device 1 ultra DMA 5
(…)
Second secondary Device 0 uDMA 5
Device 1 n/a
[/quote]nothing to complain about here.

(This raises the question of how does this info help? Can I use this to help me figure out what piece of equipment is on which SATA controller? If so, how?)
This helps confirming if the drives are really running in DMA mode. Many people think, they enable “DMA if available” and are set.
From the information given in this post, it is not possible to tell what drive is hooked on which connector.

Additional information is often given by the properties of the drive as shown in device manager.

Michael