Sony AD-7240S: Second layer burning and Power calibration area errors

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#1

I’d bought 7240S (fw 1.03) and I got problems in burning DVD+R DL. When I use 7240S in minimum speed (4x) these two problems happened, specially Power Calibration Area. And when I use my old LG 4167B in 2.4x I obtained success.

  1. Where is the problem ?
  2. If I change 7240S to 2.4x, it will work ? If “yes” how can I do ?
    I’m using Elgin (Ricohjpn/D01/067) media. I’ve already burned in others programs (Nero 7, UltraISO and ImgBurn) and it didn’t work well.I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits.

Error log: ImgBurn program
I 22:01:26 Destination Device: [0:1:0] Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S 1.03 (D:) (ATAPI)
I 22:01:26 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RICOHJPN-D01-67) (Speeds: 4x; 6x; 8x)
I 22:01:26 Destination Media Sectors: 4.173.824
I 22:01:26 Write Mode: DVD
I 22:01:26 Write Type: DAO
I 22:01:26 Write Speed: 2,4x
I 22:01:26 Link Size: Auto
I 22:01:26 Lock Volume: Yes
I 22:01:26 Test Mode: No
I 22:01:26 OPC: No
I 22:01:26 BURN-Proof: Enabled
W 22:01:26 Write Speed Miscompare! - Wanted: 3.324 KB/s (2,4x), Got: 5.540 KB/s (4x)
I 22:01:26 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 22:01:26 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2.074.912
I 22:01:26 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: ECC Block Boundary
I 22:01:31 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 22:01:32 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 22:01:33 Writing LeadIn…
I 22:01:36 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4149804)
I 22:01:36 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4149804)
I 22:01:36 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 2074911)
I 22:14:32 Writing Layer 1… (LBA: 2074912 - 4149804)
I 22:27:44 Synchronising Cache…
I 22:27:46 Closing Track…
I 22:27:59 Finalising Disc…
W 22:28:34 Potential ‘WaitImmediateIO’ Deferred Error - (99%, 0/3) - Power Calibration Area Error
W 22:28:34 Finalise Disc Failed! - Reason: Power Calibration Area Error

Thanks for any help.

Sincerely, Hugo (Brazilian user)


#2

First, this should be in the NEC/Optiarc forum, someone will hopefully move soon.

Power Calibration Error is a usual sign of poor quality media. RICOHJPN D01 is very poor quality, and unless sold by certain brands, is fake Ricoh media, usually made in China/Hong Kong.

The 7240 is a good dual layer burner, and I (as would most others) would suggest using Verbatim DL Media, as is is the only readily available and most importantly the most reliable DL media.

You cannot set the 7240 to write these discs at 2.4x, as 4x is the minimum supported speed. The only way round this would be to use MCSE and swap write strategies in the firmware.


#3

[QUOTE=jubjubbird;2514952]First, this should be in the NEC/Optiarc forum, someone will hopefully move soon.

Power Calibration Error is a usual sign of poor quality media. RICOHJPN D01 is very poor quality, and unless sold by certain brands, is fake Ricoh media, usually made in China/Hong Kong.

The 7240 is a good dual layer burner, and I (as would most others) would suggest using Verbatim DL Media, as is is the only readily available and most importantly the most reliable DL media.

You cannot set the 7240 to write these discs at 2.4x, as 4x is the minimum supported speed. The only way round this would be to use MCSE and swap write strategies in the firmware.[/QUOTE]

I have error burning dual layer discs too. Using Singapore made verbatims.

At first, the burns were successful but one disc could not be properly read & the other had corrupted graphics though the game managed to load. Tried burning a third and fourth time. One went thru but was still unable to load while the other failed with write errors at 81%

The odd thing is, I have no problems burning normal D5 media… :frowning:

Signs of a dying writer?


#4

[QUOTE=jubjubbird;2514952]First, this should be in the NEC/Optiarc forum, someone will hopefully move soon.

Power Calibration Error is a usual sign of poor quality media. RICOHJPN D01 is very poor quality, and unless sold by certain brands, is fake Ricoh media, usually made in China/Hong Kong.

The 7240 is a good dual layer burner, and I (as would most others) would suggest using Verbatim DL Media, as is is the only readily available and most importantly the most reliable DL media.

You cannot set the 7240 to write these discs at 2.4x, as 4x is the minimum supported speed. The only way round this would be to use MCSE and swap write strategies in the firmware.[/QUOTE]

Is there a possibility of the 7240s has any problem ? And why did Lg 4167b work successfully ? My 7240s is a new one and it is in warranty. Thanks very much.:bow:


#5

[QUOTE=Valerious;2515110]Is there a possibility of the 7240s has any problem ? And why did Lg 4167b work successfully ? My 7240s is a new one and it is in warranty. Thanks very much.:bow:[/QUOTE]

My 7240 is also unable to give consistently good burns with RICOHJPN D01 or Verbatim MKM003 dual layer media. I bought a 7241, thinking that my 7240 might just be a weak one. No better. I would suggest returning the drive and purchasing something else. Or just stick with your LG until something better comes along.


#6

There is in the store Lite-On iHAS122. Is it better than 7240S ? Thanks


#7

[QUOTE=Valerious;2515351]There is in the store Lite-On iHAS122. Is it better than 7240S ? Thanks[/QUOTE]

I wouldn’t say that it is actually better than the 7240S as it is a 22x writer and
Liteon drives are not known to be the best DL writers to start with. If I’m not
mistaken I do believe most say the Pioneer drives do a better job on DL media
than any of the other drives do, but I could be wrong about that. :confused:


#8

I don’t intend to burn DL Medias 7240s in high speed. I bought a Mitsubishi DL Media, and i got good results in 4x. I would like to understand why Lg 4167b burns RICOH (poor media) in 2,4x successfully and 7240s in 4x doesn’t. Thanks very much!


#9

[QUOTE=Valerious;2515751] I would like to understand why Lg 4167b burns RICOH (poor media) in 2,4x successfully and 7240s in 4x doesn’t. Thanks very much![/QUOTE]

Hmmmm… possibly the different DL media write strategies in the firmware’s maybe. :confused: :confused:


#10

Yep, the strategies for writing those “fake DL” and also the speed is important. :wink:


#11

I am having this issue as well as documented here. I bought 5 of these drives and am using Philips brand 8X media. I tried looking for some reviews of this media and found nothing wrong with it. It had positive reviews on most merchant sites. I guess this combination is not good.

The thing is… on most of these drives, I burned a lot of copies before I started getting errors… almost like the drives are dying.