Sony DW-D56A DVD max burn speed 2x!

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#1

Hi there

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 which came with an internal SONY DW-D56A burner (8x DVD-+RW). Since a recent rebuild of the OS (which may not be related to the problem) I don’t seem to be able to burn DVD discs at higher than 2x speed.

Prior to the OS rebuild I had happily burned DVD discs at 4x and 6x speed.

I have tried both Sony 1-12x DVD-R discs and Verbatim DVD+R 16x discs and both will only burn at 2x. I have updated the firmware on the DVD drive from the Dell website to PDS7 (this seems to be the most recent version).

Prior to the OS/Firmware upgrade I used Nero 6, since the upgrade I have used Nero 6 and 7; both behave the same way.

I have checked DMA settings and they are as follows :
Primary IDE Device 0 Current Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode 5
Seconday IDE Device 0 Current Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode 5

The drive will happily burn Audio/Data CDs at 16x (higher speeds are available but some Audio CD players are fussy with discs burned at higher speeds so don’t tend to use 24x)

Any help is MOST APPRECIATED!!!

Tony

PS Some of the DVD-Video discs that I have burned since the upgrade have either not worked at all, or have been almost unwatchable in set top players due to frequent picture freezes etc. Again before the upgrade this wasn’t the case.


#2

HI there
just “borrowed” an Arita 8x DVD-R dics from a colleague, loaded up a DVD-Video folder and Nero made speeds up to 6x available, so I chose 4x

After about 10 minutes the burn process failed… log attached

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.59, size=160016 bytes, created 16/12/2003 20:18:06
Nero version: 6.3.1.17
Recorder: <SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A> Version: PDS7 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 11
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: DVD+R9 DL recorder
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A >Version: PDS7 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.17
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHT2060AH atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 73400320 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 503MB (515452kB)
Free physical memory: 131MB (134660kB)
Memory in use : 73 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

7.2.2007
UDF/ISO compilation
11:41:33 #1 Phase 112 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
DVD-Video files reallocation started

11:41:34 #2 Phase 114 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

11:41:34 #3 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6065
Iso document burn settings
------------------------------------------
Determine maximum speed : FALSE
Simulate : FALSE
Write : TRUE
Finalize CD : TRUE
Multisession : FALSE
Burning mode : DAO
Mode : 1
ISO Level : 1 (Max. of 11 = 8 + 3 char)
Character set : ISO 9660
Joliet :FALSE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : TRUE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : TRUE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

11:41:34 #4 Phase 111 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
DVD-Video files sorted

11:41:34 #5 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
Reader running

11:41:34 #6 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 124
Writer SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A running

11:41:34 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:41:34 #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3899
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

11:41:34 #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3172
Turn on Disc-at-once, using DVD media

11:41:34 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 245
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 1467327 (326:04.27, 2865MB)

11:41:34 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 257
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

11:41:34 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2137
Recorder: SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: RITEKG - 05
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

11:41:34 #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 418
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

11:41:34 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 813
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (CTransferItem)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 1467328 (1467328) = #1467328/326:4.28
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 1467328 blocks [SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A ]
--------------------------------------------------------------

11:41:34 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 984
Prepare recorder [SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A ] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 3005087744, ISRC ""
DAO layout:
===========
_Start|___Track|Idx|RecDep|CtrlAdr
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x00 | 0x41
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41
1467328 | lead-out | 1 | 0x00 | 0x41

11:41:34 #16 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files started

11:41:35 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4182
Cache writing successful.

11:41:35 #18 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Caching of files completed

11:41:35 #19 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

11:41:35 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2344
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

11:41:35 #21 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 9:14,683 (554683ms) -> OK

11:41:35 #22 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 1879
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

11:41:35 #23 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 20401
Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON

11:41:35 #24 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2020
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

11:41:35 #25 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8128
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum 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: 0 h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h
Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
Media Specific [16…63]:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

11:42:03 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1294
11:42:03.109 - SONY DVD±RW DW-D56A\H1 T0 : Queue again later

11:52:03 #27 SCSI -1135 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1442
SCSI Exec, HA 1, TA 0, LUN 0, buffer 0x03A60000
Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x11 0xF8 0x40 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x03 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0A
0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0C 0x00

11:52:03 #28 CDR -1135 File Writer.cpp, Line 304
Write error

11:52:03 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 229
all writers idle, stopping conversion

11:52:03 #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 223
conversion idle, stopping reader

11:52:04 #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2256
EndDAO: Last written address was 1177663

11:52:04 #32 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

11:52:04 #33 Text 0 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1703
Set remaining time: 0:00,000 (0ms) -> OK

11:52:04 #34 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1845
Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=2.03.32a, size=20640 bytes, created 27/07/2006 17:28:33 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 03/08/2004 21:59:44 (Adapter driver for rec)

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