Sony dw-q520a / memorex dvd-r 16x woes

hi all

bought 50 memorex dvd-r’s today to make some room on my laptop. i’m using nero7 just burning files on to dvd but i can’t. on the label from the discs it says i may need to update my firmware for the drive. i already have HYS2.
so if anyone could answer these questions it would be much appreciated.

1: what is the equivalant lite on drive to the sony dw-q520a?
2: i understand HYS2 is the latest sony firmware?
3: are memorex media sh1t?

also a log from nero if that helps anyone:


Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.7.5.1
Internal Version: 7, 7, 5, 1

Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A> Version: HYS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : via Inquiry data (1) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
Connected to MMC as unknown drive with class-nr : 1
Drive is autodetected - recorder class: Std. MMC recorder
CD-ROM: <SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A >Version: HYS2 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.7.5.1
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : ST910021AS atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A F: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 2046MB (2095148kB)
Free physical memory: 1512MB (1548960kB)
Memory in use : 26 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

28.5.2007
ISO compilation
10:51:56 PM #1 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
LockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

10:51:56 PM #2 Text 0 File Isodoc.cpp, Line 6527
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 : TRUE
Allow pathdepth more than 8 directories : FALSE
Allow more than 255 characters in path : FALSE
Write ISO9660 ;1 file extensions : TRUE

10:51:57 PM #3 ISO9660GEN -11 File Geniso.cpp, Line 3334
First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

10:51:57 PM #4 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3465
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:51:57 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 306
Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
Last address to be written: 2144975 (476:39.50, 4189MB)

10:51:57 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 318
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:51:57 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2912
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A, Media type: DVD-R
Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AM3
Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

10:51:57 PM #8 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 490
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================

10:51:57 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 823
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2144976 (2144976) = #2144976/476:39.51
relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2144976 blocks [F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A]
--------------------------------------------------------------

10:51:57 PM #10 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1026
Prepare [F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
==========
MCN: “”
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
Tracks 1 to 1: Idx 0 Idx 1 Next Trk
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4392910848, ISRC “”
DAO layout:
===========
__Start|___Track|Idx|CtrlAdr|Size|NWA|RecDep
0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 2144976 | 0 | 0x00
0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 2144976 | 0 | 0x00
2144976 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0 | 0 | 0x00

10:51:57 PM #11 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 209
SPTILockVolume - completed successfully for FCTL_LOCK_VOLUME

10:51:57 PM #12 Phase 24 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Caching of files started

10:51:57 PM #13 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4298
Cache writing successful.

10:51:57 PM #14 Phase 25 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Caching of files completed

10:51:57 PM #15 Phase 36 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Burn process started at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

10:51:58 PM #16 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2764
Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

10:51:58 PM #17 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3070
Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

10:51:58 PM #18 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3226
Start write address at LBA 0
DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

10:51:58 PM #19 SPTI -1066 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1066)
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Sense Code: 0x24
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0xAC 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 64 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 24
Buffer x0857f040: Len x648

10:51:58 PM #20 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 9288
---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
Media Type: 0, Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 2.0x (5), Extended Part Version: 2.1 (33)
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: 26127F h
End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
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 60 00 10 20 30 40 50 - 00 00 00 21 00 00 00 00 .`…0@P…!..
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 …

10:54:11 PM #21 SPTI -1106 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom0: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1106)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x73
Sense Qual: 0x03
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x70 00 03 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 73 03
Buffer x22040040: Len x10000
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
0x00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

10:54:11 PM #22 CDR -1106 File Writer.cpp, Line 301
Power calibration error
F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q520A

10:54:11 PM #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 3446
EndDAO: Last written address was -1

10:54:11 PM #24 Phase 38 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1760
Burn process failed at 8x (11,080 KB/s)

10:54:11 PM #25 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 254
SPTIDismountVolume - completed successfully for FSCTL_DISMOUNT_VOLUME

10:54:13 PM #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 10529
DriveLocker: UnLockVolume completed

10:54:13 PM #27 Text 0 File SCSIPTICommands.cpp, Line 411
UnLockMCN - completed sucessfully for IOCTL_STORAGE_MCN_CONTROL

Existing drivers:

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


any help much appreciated.
thankyou for listening;)

cal

anybody?

Welcome to CDF.

Memorex can be a highly variable media as they source from all over the place. For that reason I’d never touch them.

Try with some Verbatim +R discs (16x - burn at 12x) , that’ll prove that then burner’s fine (or not).

thats good enough for me, thx. i know the burner is ok cos i was burning on it before with cheap princo(sp?)

i think i’ll swerve memorex from now on

thx again

cal

A Liteon rep said Memorex media is what killed the drives in my LVW 5005 recordesrs of course Memorex said Liteon was the cause of their media failure. I have not used Memorex discs since; hard to do as nearly every store carries them.

Good call!

Avoid Princo, avoid Memorex.