TSSTcorp SN-S082H Slow DVD-R burns on Zepto 6625 laptop

Hello experts here at CDFreaks!
Don’t know if this is the right place for this kind of question, but I give it a try…

I’m having trouble to burn DVD-R discs (haven’t tried any other type of DVD) with my TSSTcorp SN-S082H on my Zepto Znote 6625WD laptop. In Nero the burn starts well and it says in the beginning it will finish in about 10 min. after a while the remaining time counter will reset, and the burn completes after 60 minutes.

After that when i try to read the disk it is empty. The discbrand is TDK DVD-R 4X data/video

I’ve tried to burn using ImgBurn today so that I can post the log from the burn, I’ve experienced the same thing, the burn lasted for 60 min. and it failed when it come to veryfying. When looking on the burn speed while it is burning it varies from zero to 2.4

It will burn CD-R correctly at full speed, but with DVDs its always the same problem

It’s a Core2Duo processor at 2.2 GHz and the amount of ram memory is 2Gbyte, it is Intels motherboard with 965 family chipset. The computer is set on AHCI mode in bios and under the device manager i windows the IDE channels are set to DMA if available.

I updated the firmware and applied rpc1 to SB01 firmware and that worked fine, but I still have the problems to write DVD discs

Here is the log from ImgBurn

I 20:11:33 ImgBurn Version 2.4.2.0 started!
I 20:11:33 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
I 20:11:33 Total Physical Memory: 2 095 132 KB  -  Available: 1 571 284 KB
I 20:11:33 Initialising SPTI...
I 20:11:33 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 20:11:37 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-ROM/HD DVD-ROM!
I 20:19:46 Operation Started!
I 20:19:46 Source File: H:\VS2008_Academic_Alliance.iso
I 20:19:46 Source File Sectors: 1 735 492 (MODE1/2048)
I 20:19:46 Source File Size: 3 554 287 616 bytes
I 20:19:46 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD1
I 20:19:46 Source File Volume Set Identifier: a2fbc000MS UDFBridge
I 20:19:46 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.54 (01/01/2005 TM)
I 20:19:46 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 20:19:46 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 20:19:46 Destination Device: [0:1:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-S082H SB01 (G:) (ATA)
I 20:19:46 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG01) (Speeds: 3x; 4x)
I 20:19:46 Destination Media Sectors: 2 297 888
I 20:19:46 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:19:46 Write Type: DAO
I 20:19:46 Write Speed: 4x
I 20:19:46 Link Size: Auto
I 20:19:46 Test Mode: No
I 20:19:46 OPC: No
I 20:19:46 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:19:49 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
I 20:19:51 Writing LeadIn...
I 20:20:29 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1735491)
I 20:20:29 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1735491)
I 21:18:22 Synchronising Cache...
I 21:19:09 Exporting Graph Data...
I 21:19:09 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\...\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SN-S082H_SB01_DEN-10-DECEMBER-2008_20-19_TYG01_4x.ibg
I 21:19:09 Export Successfully Completed!
I 21:19:09 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:59:23
I 21:19:09 Average Write Rate: 999 KB/s (0.7x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5 618 KB/s (4.1x)
I 21:19:09 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 21:19:33 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 21:19:43 Device Ready!
I 21:19:43 Operation Started!
I 21:19:43 Source Device: [0:1:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-S082H SB01 (G:) (ATA)
I 21:19:43 Source Media Type: DVD-R (Book Type: DVD-R) (Disc ID: TYG01) (Speeds: 3x; 4x)
I 21:19:43 Image File: H:\VS2008_Academic_Alliance.iso
I 21:19:43 Image File Sectors: 1 735 492 (MODE1/2048)
I 21:19:43 Image File Size: 3 554 287 616 bytes
I 21:19:43 Image File Volume Identifier: DVD1
I 21:19:43 Image File Volume Set Identifier: a2fbc000MS UDFBridge
I 21:19:43 Image File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.54 (01/01/2005 TM)
I 21:19:43 Image File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 21:19:43 Image File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 21:19:43 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
E 21:19:44 Session 1, Track 1 is smaller on the disc than it is in the image file.
E 21:19:44 Disc's Track Sectors: 0 (TOC Sectors: 0)
E 21:19:44 Image File's Track Sectors: 1735492 (TOC Sectors: 1735492)
E 21:19:44 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 21:19:44 Average Verify Rate: N/A - Maximum Verify Rate: N/A

Thanks in advance
Jeppiz

Hi and Welcome!

please check if DMA is enabled for your drive. The current transfer mode should be Ultra DMA 2.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/troubleshooting-enabling-checking-dma-windows-vista-xp-2000-me-9x-101616/

Michael

P.S.: you have very rare and excellent media there :slight_smile:

Hello again!
Thanks Michael for the fast response :clap:

I checked if DMA mode 2 was selected and it looks like it is that.

I took a printscreen of it:
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7258/pic01os9.jpg

Jeppiz

yeah it is really a nice media :wink:

Hi,

from your screenshot, there is something wrong :confused:
With S[B]B[/B]0x firmware, the drive should be “master” (device 0) on the cable. Your screenshot shows, the drive is “slave” (device 1). For this configuration, S[B]H[/B]0x firmware is intended.

If your notebook drive came with SB0x firmware shipped, you should contact the notebook manufacturer support for advice.
It is possible to flash from SB to SH firmware, but there might be a risk of rendering the drive useless.

Michael

Hello again everyone!

I have found the problem :slight_smile: … it is the empty dvd-r discs (TDK DVD-R 1-4X, Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: TYG01) (Speeds: 3x; 4x)) that I used earlier that is the problem.

I tried to use another disc brand today (SONY DVD-R 4X, Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: MCC 01RG20) (Speeds: 3x; 4x)) and it burned and verified successfully.

I could newer believe that the problem could be the discs, as I burned the same discs in another burner (LG) and they worked fine there, and what I have understood discs with the TYG01 as manufacturer is good quality, but maybe it is the dvd burner that is of bad quality? :rolleyes:

Thanks CDFreaks and Michael for the help here.

Jeppiz

Now I just have to find out what discbrands i can buy

Hi - glad you got it sorted :slight_smile:

seems as if Samsung abandoned firmware support for old 4x media.
For modern media, I’d suggest Verbatim stuff :slight_smile:

And the older one - I bet there are some freaks who would be happy to help you getting rid of them :smiley:

Michael

Hello
I have question for “mciahel”. I was mistaken and flash my drive Samsung SN-S0B2 from F/W=SB01 to F/W=SH01 (master to slave), now my BIOS and WinXP dont see drive. Pleas help me !! I try reflash from SH01 to SB01 but it is impossible (mesage box : "This Firmware is not compatible with the selected drive.).
Thanks for help.

Hi and Welcome![quote=benio;2212376]Hello
I have question for “mciahel”. [/quote]This is a public forum :wink:

I was mistaken and flash my drive Samsung SN-S0B2 from F/W=SB01 to F/W=SH01 (master to slave),
I would have expected, the flasher complained due to different OEM code. Or did you force the flash?

I try reflash from SH01 to SB01 but it is impossible (mesage box : "This Firmware is not compatible with the selected drive.).
Is your drive really detected by the flasher? If so, then read the chapter about “forced flash” (or crossflashing) in the FAQ (see my signature).

If this does not work, then you need an adapter to connect your drive to a desktop computer and try flashing again. The other option would be to contact a local computer repair shop. As I don’t expect them to be familiar with crossflashing Samsung drives, you might provide them with the information given in the FAQ.

Michael