I am having some strange problem with my new DVR-109 writer. I have only a couple of days to return the drive back to newegg.com in case if it is defective. I need some answer pretty soon.
Last night I was trying to back up MBII movie (superbit version) which is about 5.7 GIG into a DVD+R DL by Ritek. I have decided to use DVDDecryptor all the way. I create an ISO file from the original DVD which is about 5.7 GIG file on my hard drive. Then I used DVDDecryptor to write it back to DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-D01-01). It started pretty good in the beginning with 2.4X speed. After about 20 minutes I came back to check on it, I notice the speed is going down like 2.3..2.1..2â€¦1.8..1.5â€¦1..0.7â€¦and finally 0.0. At the same time I looked at drive LED light and notice while speed was decreasing the light was off, means no activity at all. The progress status bar on DVDDecryptor was halted too and buffer status bar was empty. This was bizarre and it went on for at least couple of minutes. I also notice lots of hard drive activity. I did not want to stop process by hitting cancel or eject button on the drive in order to save the blank DVD+R DL. So I decided to use Neroâ€™s Drive â€“info utility to see whatâ€™s going on with the drive. As soon as I lunch the application, drive became alive and speed start increasing and everything went back to normal operation. Now I am not sure if this just append by coincident or drive actually went to some king comma by itself and by running Neroâ€™s drive-info apps, shook the drive back to normal mode.
Another strange thing was after it finished the writing all tracks, it took almost 15 minutes to finalize the DVD disk(see log file below). Is this normal?
I need help soon to determine if I have a faulty drive or itâ€™s a bad blank disk or what I experienced is normal!!!
I appreciate any feedback or comment on this matter.
Here is the DVDDecryptor log files
I 21:13:42 DVD Decrypter Version 18.104.22.168 started!
I 21:13:42 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 21:13:42 Initialising SPTI...
I 21:13:42 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 21:13:42 Found 1 CD-RW and 1 DVDÂ±RW!
I 21:14:21 Operation Started!
I 21:14:21 Source File: C:\DVD_VIDEO.MDS
I 21:14:21 Source File Sectors: 2,780,768 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:14:21 Source File Size: 5,695,012,864 bytes
I 21:14:21 Source File Implementation Identifier: SONY DVD Video
I 21:14:21 Destination Device: [1:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109 1.50 (F:) (ATA)
I 21:14:21 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-D01-01) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 21:14:21 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 21:14:21 Write Mode: DVD
I 21:14:21 Write Type: SAO
I 21:14:21 Write Speed: MAX
I 21:14:21 Link Size: Auto
I 21:14:21 Test Mode: No
I 21:14:21 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 21:14:21 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,938,432
I 21:14:21 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 21:14:43 Filling Buffer...
I 21:14:47 Writing LeadIn...
I 21:14:48 Writing Image...
I 21:50:42 Synchronising Cache...
I 21:50:43 Closing Track...
I 21:50:44 Finalising Disc...
I 22:02:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:48:33
I 22:02:55 Average Write Rate: 2,581 KB/s (1.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 3,399 KB/s (2.5x)