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Problem burning DVD media

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by JagsFan7, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. JagsFan7

    JagsFan7 Member

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    I used to burn movies on Maxwell DVD-R's and didnt have any problems. Recently I got a 30-pack and tried to burn movies using them and they attempts did not work. I noticed that the DVD's that worked were 8x and the ones that do not are 16x. The DVD player would not read them nor would the DVD drive. I then bought Imation DVD-R's which are 16x and they work in the DVD player but are not recognized by my dvd drive. Can anyone help me out please. Thanks in advance!
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi JagsFan7
    May just need a firmware update. What's the make & model of the burner?

    Maxell uses different manufacturers too so only get the made in Japan ones. Imation also uses different manufacturers - some not that good either.
    Media to get - Verbatim, Taiyo Yuden (look for made in Japan Sony or Fuji) or you can buy genuine TY's from a reputable online store.
     
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    It is a TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R6112

    I updated the firmware and the drive still doesn't recognize the disc :(
     
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    Binkie7 is right, don't use Imation, their media is crap. I use Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden. Right now im burning Verbatim DVD 8.5GB, the best burner to get in my opinion is a sony. I know alot of people here like Lite-on but i've never tried that burner
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Laptop drive? Looks like this is an older one- only supports -R media & top burn speed is 2x.
    So even with the update to the firmware - 16x esp the lower quality is probably not all that compatible w/ this drive.
    I'd try and find 8x media (ones me & MasterRE recommended)
     
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    Ok thanks for helping me out. It is a laptop drive but thanks for answering my question. I just wonder why it doesn't read the discs after burning them. Thanks!
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Th firmware having no support for the discs could be it. One big thing firmware does helps the drive with read and write strategies on media.
    The drive is probably using a generic write pattern which is working to burn them for now but to read them is another story.

    edit to add: Oh and no problem on the help :)
     
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    Yeah It used to read the discs after I burned them before and it didn't work but now after a few tries I burnt a disc and it works this time so hopefully thats a sign of it working now. Thanks again.
     
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    binkie7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep I hope it's a good sign too!

    Happy Burning
     
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    That's funny, many Sony burners ARE Lite-ons, and I would buy neither.
     
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    I didn't know that, so the drive is branded as sony but underneith it's really a Lite-on drive?
     
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    Yes, that is right and or aka "rebadged." Some of the newer Sony are either BenQ or Lite-On.

    My DRU 710A is actually an OEM (original equipment manufacture) Lite-On SOHW 1633S, she's been burning flawlessly for the last 3 years and still running strong. My other "Litey SHW-160P6S" has been ripping & burning beautifully for 8 months and still burning like new.
     

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