Hey all, I have a drive that doesn’t seem to want to burn at any speed above 4X.
I’ve been searching these forums for a solution for a while now, and although finding many helpful things, i haven’t found a solution
I have a SOHW-1653S with the CS09 firmware. In the past I’ve used Ritek G04 media which is only rated at 4X and the results weren’t good enough to play in a seemingly sensitive DVD player I have, I have since switched to Shintaro DVD-R (CMC MAG. AE1) media and burning at 4X, this is giving me better results but they they still won’t play smoothly. I did some Kprobe scans and I get average PI’s of around 80 with Max PI’s in the hundreds.
I read somewhere that burning at the Max rated speed tends to yield better results. I’d previously been going under the assumption that lower speeds are better like with CD-Rs. Now I’ve discovered that I can’t burn at speeds above 4X.
Whenever I try (I use Alcohol), I get an error after about 2 minutes into the burn, and then find that the disc was untouched and is still empty. I can even re-use the disc and burn it at 4X successfully.
The error i recieve is:
(F:) LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S(1:0) - [Write ERROR] LBA: 16, Length: 16
S:KEY - 03/0C/00 - “Write Error”
I discovered that my drive was only at Ultra DMA 2, and managed to get it up to UDMA4 by switching the 40wire IDE cable it was on with a 80wire. This didn’t make any difference though.
Can any of you knowledgable people help me out? I feel like smashing this thing with a hammer.