Verbatim datalife plus DL and 3500 issue

about 6-8 months ago I wrote on this media perfectly well and had been using it and sony DL with no issues, however I have gone back now to write some large data and this verbatim DL media will not write to. The only thing I think will have changed is possibly the firmware from 2.19 to 2.1A but I cannot be sure of the time frame for this. Is this latest firmware that bad for vaerbatim media? and which would be better??

I know its not the right forum but this media will also not write in my laptop sony D56 with the PYS1 firmware.

I have tried brand new cellophaned discs not just any I have found.

Any ideas?

How are they rated, and are they + or -DL?

um sorry if i appear a bit daft… but how do you mean? rated where? they are dvd+r DL if that is any help.

Hi :slight_smile:

Please explain more… at what step does it fail? Is there an error message? etc…

Impossible to think of a possible cause if you don’t give more details :wink:

sorry for the time waste I have been busy…

The discs fail in almost every piece of software Nero 7 Roxio 8 Clone CD/DVD

Usually at the start of trying to copy, the software tries to access the disc there is about a 5 minute wait and then it tells me the disc cannot be read to. These are cellophaned items i.e. not previously recorded on.

This is happening not only on my NEC recorder but also on a Sony (lite-on) DVDR on my laptop so I guessed it was not hardware specific.

I have firmware 2.1A on my NEC 3500 AG.

Do you rquire any more info?

Yes, some media info.

Please use DVD.Identifier and post the info here.

ok guys sorry. Have not heard of this bit of software. Interesting. However here is the info culled from the search of these discs:


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:MKM-001-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [Not Available]
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Kagaku Media]
Manufacturer ID : [MKM]
Media Type ID : [001]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [4,173,824 Sectors = 8.55 GB (7.96 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x]

[ DVD Identifier V4.3.0 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

** INFO : Drive = _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG - [FW 2.1A] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R-DL:MKM-001-000]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 3324 kBps ( 2.40x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 8467 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 7056 kBps ( 5.09x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 5645 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 4234 kBps ( 3.06x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 2822 kBps ( 2.04x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 1411 kBps ( 1.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Hope it helps thanks guys!!