First off - hello to all. I came across this forum when I was searching to solve a problem with my relatively new Sony DRU840A drive. It has been working great for awhile both reading and writing discs until I tried to burn a dual layer disc.
After reading lots and lots of ideas, etc, I still haven't been able to figure out the problem. Here's what I know: Using the Nero InfoTool I have the SS00 firmware and with no disc in the drive it states a 40x read and 40x write capability. Many other capabilities are checked, including DVD+R DL (which is what I'm trying to get to work). I'm using Philips brand DVD+R DL discs. I tried burning several using DVD Decrypter (yes, the 'old' version) and after 20 minutes I would get a 'boundary information' type error. Then after researching I got the ImgBurn software and it still failed, although right now I don't remember the exact error I was getting. I'm using an 80-wire cable and therefore UDMA4.
One last clue. Whenever I use the Nero InfoTool and put in a disc other than the dvd+r dl's the infotool correctly states everything about that disc. When I put the dl's in, the 'write speed' on the 'drive' tab is grayed out and the 'supported speeds' on the 'disc' tab is blank.
One of the times while trying to burn on a dl that took forever we lost power (I had already had a couple of failures before that happened) - is it possible that reflashing the ss00 firmware is needed?? Or is the philips discs a problem?? Thanks in advance for any and all help and I'll be glad to provide needed information that I've not given in this message.