I'm fairly certain that I have a post regarding this issue (or two), but this is a new burner, so I figure I would make a new thread.
For the past SEVERAL months, and through three BDR burners, I have had the same issue. The burner appears to burn, but there is nothing on the disc, as if it is on test mode. The media is compatible with the burner (PHILIP-R04-000), but this also happens with more reliable media as well (TDK & Verbatim tested as well)
So, it began with my first burner (LITEON iHOS 112) doing it, then I got a new iHOS, then the LG HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40, upgraded all of them to the most recent firmware, downgraded the two liteons, LG was on the same version, researched; found SPTD (SCSI Pass Through Direct) could be the issue, uninstalled SPTD, still didn't solve it, so then I reformatted windows today, and even without any kind of cd emulation software (besides DT) or other burner tools (which also burned like it was in test mode) I did a test bluray burn in ImgBurn; and still the same results, no data on the media, but it acts as though it's burning something.
Could it be DT? I didn't install SPTD with DT though, and it did work once before with DT installed.
Maybe it is in test mode, I don't know. But I'm about ready to just give up on ever fixing this issue. Is there anything I can do, maybe a program that tells you if it is in a permanent test mode or something?
Meanwhile, I'm going to try another test in 'Safe Mode' and see if it works, if that's the case, it could be windows corruption of some kind -_-.
ImgBurn log to follow:
I 22:20:22 ImgBurn Version 18.104.22.168 started!
I 22:20:23 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 22:20:23 Total Physical Memory: 8,387,768 KiB - Available: 6,730,012 KiB
I 22:20:23 Initialising SPTI...
I 22:20:23 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 22:20:23 -> Drive 1 - Info: DTSOFT BDROM 1.05 (I:) (Virtual)
I 22:20:23 -> Drive 2 - Info: ATAPI iHAS124 B AL0S (H:) (ATA)
I 22:20:24 -> Drive 3 - Info: ATAPI iHOS104 WL0G (F:) (ATA)
I 22:20:24 -> Drive 4 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 1.00-A4 (G:) (ATA)
I 22:20:24 Found 1 DVDÂ±RW/RAM, 2 BD-ROMs and 1 BD-RE XL!
I 22:21:04 Operation Started!
I 22:21:04 Building Image Tree...
I 22:21:04 Calculating Totals...
I 22:21:04 Preparing Image...
I 22:21:05 Contents: 136 Files, 18 Folders
I 22:21:05 Content Type: BD Video
I 22:21:05 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 22:21:05 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 22:21:05 Volume Label: HOBBIT_PART1
I 22:21:05 Size: 23,508,997,001 bytes
I 22:21:05 Sectors: 11,479,088
I 22:21:05 Image Size: 23,510,712,320 bytes
I 22:21:05 Image Sectors: 11,479,840
E 22:21:11 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:07
I 22:22:08 Operation Started!
I 22:22:08 Building Image Tree...
I 22:22:09 Calculating Totals...
I 22:22:09 Preparing Image...
I 22:22:09 Contents: 136 Files, 18 Folders
I 22:22:09 Content Type: BD Video
I 22:22:09 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 22:22:09 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 22:22:09 Volume Label: HOBBIT_PART1
I 22:22:09 Size: 23,508,997,001 bytes
I 22:22:09 Sectors: 11,479,088
I 22:22:09 Image Size: 23,510,712,320 bytes
I 22:22:09 Image Sectors: 11,479,840
I 22:22:34 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:25
I 22:22:36 Operation Started!
I 22:22:36 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 22:22:36 Source File Sectors: 11,479,840 (MODE1/2048)
I 22:22:36 Source File Size: 23,510,712,320 bytes
I 22:22:36 Source File Volume Identifier: HOBBIT_PART1
I 22:22:36 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 4318000000AF2A30
I 22:22:36 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v22.214.171.124
I 22:22:36 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 22:22:36 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 22:22:36 Destination Device: [2:1:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 1.00 (G:) (ATA)
I 22:22:36 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: PHILIP-R04-000)
I 22:22:36 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x
I 22:22:36 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392
I 22:22:36 Write Mode: BD
I 22:22:36 Write Type: DAO
I 22:22:36 Write Speed: 4x
I 22:22:36 Hardware Defect Management Active: No
I 22:22:36 BD-R Verify Not Required: Yes
I 22:22:36 Link Size: Auto
I 22:22:36 Lock Volume: Yes
I 22:22:36 Test Mode: No
I 22:22:36 OPC: No
I 22:22:36 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 22:22:36 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 17,984 KB/s (4x)
I 22:22:45 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 22:22:48 Writing LeadIn...
W 22:22:52 Failed to Write Sectors 0 - 31 - Reason: Write Error
W 22:22:52 Retrying (1 of 20)...
I 22:22:54 Writing LeadIn...
I 22:22:54 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 11479839)
I 22:22:54 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 11479839)
I 22:44:54 Synchronising Cache...
I 22:44:58 Closing Track...
I 22:44:59 Finalising Disc...
I 22:45:14 Exporting Graph Data...
I 22:45:14 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Prometheus\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_WH14NS40_1.00_WEDNESDAY-AUGUST-07-2013_10-22_PM_PHILIP-R04-000_4x.ibg
I 22:45:15 Export Successfully Completed!
I 22:45:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:22:38
I 22:45:15 Average Write Rate: 17,406 KiB/s (4.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 18,081 KiB/s (4.1x)
I 22:45:15 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 22:45:30 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 22:45:43 Device Ready!
E 22:45:43 CompareImageFileLayouts Failed! - Session Count Not Equal (1/0)
E 22:45:43 Verify Failed! - Reason: Layouts do not match.