Sony Optriarc 5280S-CB Plus

My iHas drive broke a month ago so I installed a new Optriarc yesterday to start overburning. I’m trying to backup Xbox360 games onto Verbatim DL discs and imgburn on default settings. When I want to start the burn it gives me this message:


My imgburn home screen as well:

So it basically doesn’t want to overburn. Now there could be one of 2 explanations for this:

  1. I noticed the discs are DVD-R DL, instead of DVD+R DL. Both are indicated as 8.5GB but as far as I’ve read online, ONLY the +R can be overburned to 8.7GB to allow Xbox backups to fit. This is the one I’m leaning towards, but if someone could confirm with a similar experience, it would be great.

  2. The drive was mislabeled by the supplier as a CB PLUS. I’ve read that amazon and some other suppliers shipped mislabeled drives that was not able to overburn… Even +R discs.

Any advice or personal experiences with similar issues would be appreciated. :bow:

Note: I’m going to buy +R discs today and test them instead of the -R ones.

You’re on the right track.
The error message is normal for DVD-R DL media.

Only DVD+R DL can be overburned.

So it turned out to be the disc as I thought. Burned a perfect copy last night on DVD+R. :slight_smile:

I got one of these drives myself, loving it, found that it gets me some of the best results next to my plextor drive.