TS-L632N Formats DVD+RW to Wrong Capacity

vbimport

#1

Hi folks

Here is my situation

HP dv9815NR laptop
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N
Drive firmware upgraded from stock 0503 to SC02 RPC1 patched
Windows XP Pro Corp SP3

Having used many different programs (Nero, DVDDecrypter, DVDInfoPro, ImgBurn, etc), I have the following problem:

When formatting or erasing a DVD+RW, it is formatted to only 2,350 MB - only half of the correct 4.7 GB. I’ve done full format, quick format, used a number of programs to format and it is stuck leaving this capacity. Also, the problem exists regardless of the firmware used.

The DVD+RW disk shows as Ritek 004 as shown below

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N SC02 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 3,498,902,848
Size: 7,165,753,032,704 bytes
Time: 777533:59:73 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x

TOC Information:
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01  (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)
-> LeadOut  (LBA: 2295104)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

This has been a problem for some time now. I was able to get around it by only formatting or erasing with Nero. I could then burn with Nero or use DVDDecrypter, or other same type programs.

This past week I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled my OS and still now have this problem.

Any suggestions?

I’m not supposing it’s a media problem only.

Can anyone help with this ?

Thanks


#2

Hi and Welcome!

have you already tried other DVD+RW media with different MID?

Michael


#3

Actually, no I’ve not gone out to get new media. I’m American, living in China. So, I’ve not had time to head into town to do it. It seems that the disks worked fine for a couple of weeks (maybe 10 burns) then suddenly this problem appeared some time ago.

Are there other tools that may help format it to full capacity ?


#4

[quote=TraumaDoc;2132074] It seems that the disks worked fine for a couple of weeks (maybe 10 burns) then suddenly this problem appeared some time ago.[/quote]This would indicate a problem with these discs.

Are there other tools that may help format it to full capacity?
I’d try another drive (maybe a friend can help) to see if it can be formatted there.

Michael


#5

Well, no friends with DVD writers here.

However, I have a desktop writer - TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H652N - so I took it out of a storage box and put it into an external USB case adapter and plugged it into my laptop.

This drive has no problem formatting the disk. I was able to erase, format, and then write to it with an .img file of a DVD movie.

The computer can read and play the DVD+RW with the movie on it just fine with the external drive as well as the internal notebook slim drive.

However, of course, now I’m afraid to do anything to the disk in the laptop drive haha.

What do you think is going on here? Writer issues? OS related? Suggestions? I’d like this system to work as flawlessly as possible.

Thanks again for more suggestions.


#6

The only conclusion that can be drawn at the moment is, that your slim drive has some problems with that particular media.

btw: With DVD+RW, there is normally no need to format the disc before writing anything on it. Maybe the disc lasts longer if you do not attempt to format it using this drive.

Michael


#7

Well, I bought new DVD+RW discs today and the issue continues (sort of).

I bought TSSTcorp what reports as Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01

Took a new disc, put it my laptop burner, tried to burn an image and of course I received the message that the new disc was not formatted. I allowed Imgburn to format it. At the end of the format when it tried to continue to burn the image file, I received the message that the disc size was too small for the burning the image. It was reporting at the same 1/2 capacity of the disc.

I then closed Imgburn and opened Nero 8 Micro version. Before doing anything I looked at Disc Info - and it reported the 1/2 size. I then used Nero to do just a Quick Erase/format and it finished in 2 seconds and reported the full 100 % expected disc size and then I was able to successfully burn the image to the disc.

That’s where things stand now. I’ll try to burn a new image to it later and see what happens.

There must be something else going on with this than just being a media issue. I’d like to resolve it before sending the drive back to the U.S. from China (where I am now) and then waiting forever to receive a replacement.

More suggestions ?

Thanks


#8

Hi,

since Nero manages to format the disc correctly, but ImgBurn not, this looks more like a software related issue.

Michael


#9

Put your Nero formatted DVD+RW back in the drive and open ImgBurn again.

Then copy + paste the disc info from the panel on the right just as you did before.

See, the problem generally comes from what the drive reports as its ‘Preferred Format Capacity’, and to some extent the ‘Maximum Format Capacity’.


#10

ImgBurn reports disc status as… ( this is a disc that has been formatted and currently has a DVD video image written )

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N SC02 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 3,498,902,848
Size: 7,165,753,032,704 bytes
Time: 777533:59:73 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x

TOC Information:
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01  (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)
-> LeadOut  (LBA: 2295104)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

AND …

Here is what ImgBurn reports for a completely FRESH, untouched, unformatte disc - I brand new disc never written to…

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N SC02 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: No
Free Sectors: 2,295,104
Free Space: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Free Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RICOHJPN-W11-01
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 2,295,104
Size: 4,700,372,992 bytes
Time: 510:03:29 (MM:SS:FF)

So …

Some software deal is playing havoc with the disc content, capacity, or index I guess

What do you think can be done ?


#11

Wow, that first chunk of info is very messed up!

Going by the capacity, it’s Huuuuuuge!

Sectors: 3,498,902,848
Size: 7,165,753,032,704 bytes
Time: 777533:59:73 (MM:SS:FF)

Obviously you can see that the drive is returning the wrong info for the format capacities too.

The second chunk of disc info looks fine. There’s no reason (software wise) that if ImgBurn did a full erase (format) on that one that it wouldn’t work properly and give you the full disc space.

So if you don’t mind doing that, click Tools -> Drive -> Erase -> Full and then post the updated disc info once that’s finished. Actually, if you get 2 copies of the info that would be great. One straight after the erase/format (WITHOUT ejecting the disc) and then another after it’s been ejected + reinserted.

That said, there’s an SC03 firmware out that might fix the problem anyway.

http://www.samsungodd.com/UploadFiles/FW/FWDOWNLOAD/KOR/200803311410143931_TS-L632N_SC03.exe


#12

I am indeed using SC03 now. Per your request are copies of the format details.

The first is a full disc erase status without ejecting:

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N SC03 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x

TOC Information:
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01  (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1203391)
-> LeadOut  (LBA: 1203392)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

This last screen shot the same disc formatted, then ejected, then loaded again as you asked:

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N SC03 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+RW

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: Yes
Formatted: Yes
Supported Write Speeds: 3x, 4x

TOC Information:
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01  (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 2295103)
-> LeadOut  (LBA: 2295104)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: RITEK-004-48
Book Type: DVD+RW
Part Version: 2
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,491,711
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Current Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Preferred Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

Maximum Format Capacity:
Sectors: 1,203,392
Size: 2,464,546,816 bytes
Time: 267:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)

By the way, would it matter which I/O driver is used ?? aspii, spti, nero apsii, etc ?

Who knows :slight_smile: