Should I change my DVD Writer or DVD Media?

vbimport

#1

I do not have a LITEON dvd writer, so I used Nero DiscSpeed.

Drive & Disc Information :


Device: [3:1:0 - SONY DVD RW AD-7240S 1.61 [F] (Ide)]


General ------------------------------------------

 Vendor ...........: SONY    
 Model ............: DVD RW AD-7240S 
 Drive Letter .....: F:
 Revision .........: 1.61
 Date .............: Jul17,2009
 Buffer Size ......: 2048 KB


DVD Features -------------------------------------

 Region Code ......: 5
 Region Control ...: RPC II
 User Changes Left : 3
 Vendor Resets Left: 4


Read Features ------------------------------------

 [X] CD-R
 [X] CD-RW
 [ ] HD-BURN
 [X] DVD-ROM
 [X] DVD-R
 [X] DVD-RW
 [X] DVD+R
 [X] DVD+RW
 [X] DVD-RAM
 [X] Multisession
 [X] Video CD
 [ ] BD-ROM
 [ ] HD DVD-ROM
 [ ] Hybrid


Write Features -----------------------------------

 [X] CD-R
 [X] CD-RW
 [ ] HD-BURN
 [X] DVD-R
 [X] DVD-RW
 [X] DVD-RAM
 [X] DVD+R
 [X] DVD+RW
 [X] DVD+R DL
 [X] DVD-R DL
 [ ] BD-R
 [ ] BD-RE
 [ ] HD DVD-R
 [ ] HD DVD-RW
 [ ] HD DVD-RAM
 [ ] HD DVD-R DL
 [ ] HD DVD-RW DL
 [X] Buffer Underrun Protection


Media ============================================

Physical Information -----------------------------

Media Type ........: DVD-R
Media ID ..........: SONY16D1
Speeds ............: 18x 
16x 
12x 
8x 
6x 
4x
Layers ............: 1
Capacity ..........: 4.38 GB
Sectors ...........: 2297888

Content ------------------------------------------

Book Type .........: DVD-R
Content Type ......: Data (Mode 1)
Tracks ............: 1
Sessions ..........: 1
Bootable ..........: No

ISO File System ----------------------------------

Volume Label ......: CDS_TEST_B2
Creation Date .....: 01-03-2016 07:29:46
Modification Date .: 01-03-2016 07:29:46
Effective Date ....: 01-03-2016 07:29:46
Publisher .........: 
Application .......: 

No media inserted


System ===========================================

Upper Filters ------------------------------------

None


Lower Filters ------------------------------------

None

Now, Nero “Create Disc” :

Nero “Disc Quality” :


PI ERRORS
Average : 876.02
Maximum : 2293
Total : 15722744

PO ERRORS
Average : 1.56
Maximum : 82
Total : 223714

I am no expert, but from reading some informational posts here I think these results are TERRIBLY off.

I am trying to burn some data (movies, photos) for archival purpose.

So please advice me. Should I change the DVD drive? Get different DVD media?


#2

So Nero Disc Speed only allows MAX SPEED, so I tried Opti Drive Control:

@ SPEED : 5.03X


                     PIE           PIF
AVG                 78.88          0.13
MAX                 150             11
TOTAL              1416057       18976  



#3

Try different media. What’s available to you?


#4

Not many! :frowning:

NATIONAL DVD (some cheap stuff)

NERO Test Disc @ 4x




#5

SONY DVD (WHITE SURFACE) (logo found only on center transparent ring)

NERO Test Disc @ 4x




#6

SONY DVD (WHITE SURFACE) (logo found only on center transparent ring)

NERO Test Disc @ 12x

Nero failed to create a Test Disc. It gave NO SEEK COMPLETE error.
I didn’t take a screenshot for some reason.

Nero Disc Quality Test also failed citing same reason.

Opti Drive Control refused to begin the test.



#7

SONY DVD
It looks like this :

NERO Test Disc @ 4x





#8

SONY DVD

looks same as the above.

NERO Test Disc @ 12x

So, what seems to be the problem?




#9

Checking Liggy/Dee, it appears the 1.04 firmware is actually more recent, and has more recent strategy revisions for most media, than 1.61.
http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/Optiarc-AD-7240S/

Might sharpen it up a bit!

1.04 is the official release from Optiarc
http://www.sony-optiarc.us/en/support/downloads/dvdrwseries.html