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Problem with Sony DRX 710UL

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by bblinn, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. bblinn

    bblinn Member

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    I posted this in the "newbie" forum, thinking that's where it belonged, but I got no takers there.

    I have a Toshiba Tecra S1 with a built-in DVD burner. It's slow and -R only, so I bought a Sony DRX 710UL, expecting a great increase in speed.

    The first DVD I made worked fine on the set top box. I'd used a DVD+R that had been around for a while. It wrote at (I believe) 2x.

    Then I popped in an 8x DVD and produced a DVD that the set top box could not read, another computer could not read, and the DRX 710UL could not read.

    Before I made the first 8X DVD, a message from either the drive or the application I was using said that a region had not been set and that not setting a region would cause problems. So I set the region (US/Canada).

    I've burned several additional DVD+Rs (Fuji and Verbatim) with various programs (DVD Shrink and DVD43, Nero, DVD Decrypter, 1Click DVD Copy, and NTI CD & DVD Maker). So far, all I have to show for my efforts is 6 hours of wasted time and a stack of coasters.

    The Nero system information and disk test all report no problems. ASPI is installed and running properly. The Tecra is a 1.1(or thereabouts)GHz system with 1GB of RAM and USB2 (no Firewire).

    I see that there is a firmware upgrade for this drive, but I've seen some reports of serious problems if that is installed. I haven't yet downloaded or installed it.

    Obviously, I'm doing something wrong. But what?
     
  2. spacedust

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    I've got the 710A Your not going to burn dvd movies on this drive at 16X. I've tried it the quality sucks. Maybe the new firmware will help. I got it just have not put it in yet. I've found on this drive Verbatum (MCC003) +R 8X, works great burned at 6X. Also unless the firmware helps the quality on -R disks are very bad. Most people you find will recommend burning at 4X becouse settop boxes are picky with media. I can tell ya it does make a diffrence the disks i burned at 12 and 16X would not play, 4X-8X played.

    Good Luck

    Spacedust
     
  3. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    - from my experience with the (internal) predecessor to the 710 (i bought the DRU-700A just a week before the 710 was on sale in UK), it should burn -R 100%. i concede i havne't burnt a single +R on my drive, but that's only cus i started out with -R and don't have issues with playback on anything i've used - PS2, half a dozen different standalones etc). I would look at book typing one of your burnt +R discs... hang on i'll find my previous post on this ....


    [bold]EDIT[/bold] - http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/175695

    snippet from that thread -

    I think your drive (like mine) is a rebadged Lite-on so the above info should help.

    official sony firmware if ya need it - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm#700
     
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    Never said I could not burn -R. I was saying the quality is not as good as +R. You can check it out here. http://cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews/Specific.aspx?ArticleId=10957

    I just installed new firmware I'll let you know if it helps with quality of burns on +R and -R.

    I tried Verbatum 8X-R before firmware upgrade the drive would not even reconize it. Will test it tonight with -R.

    Later

    Spacedust

     
  5. bblinn

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    Thanks for all the good info. In violation of every testing procedure in the book, I made many changes:

    1-Downloaded and installed the firmware.
    2-Reduced writing speed to 4x.
    3-Bought a different brand (+R and -R) DVDs (Memorex).

    After 5 tests (3 +R and 2 -R) here are the results:

    One -R DVD seemed to be generally OK.

    The second -R DVD has serious problems -- frequent (sometimes several per minute, sometimes several minutes between) freezes that last anywhere from 1-2 seconds to more than 15 seconds.

    All three +R DVDs are reasonably good. One has a few momentary pauses. Not perfect, but acceptable.

    Later, I'll test the Verbatim DVDs that had a 100% failure rate when I recorded them at 8x. (Interestingly, Sony lists the Verbatim DVDs as "certified" for this drive, but not the Memorex DVDs.)
     
  6. bilbo65

    bilbo65 Regular member

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    Search Memorex. You will be amazed at what most people think of them. Good luck.
     
  7. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    verbatim's are fine for the Sony (remember it's a rebadged Lite-On). ditch those memorex tho...
    you're getting there, hopefully at the end of this you'll have movies that don't skip at all. I personally won't tolerate a single skip in my disks as the amount i burn i could potentially have many crap films. I'm doing about 10 today alone....but i digress, my guinness is getting warm!
     
  8. sandpaper

    sandpaper Guest

    Hi

    I have the SONY DRX-700UL, external model.

    I seem to have quite a few problems burning media with this model. I use DVD Shrink and Nero - I get quite a few coasters, particularly with DVD -R.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

    Rob
     
  9. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    we need info - post your last section of the Nero log, remember to edit out the serial number first, its about the 3rd line down beginning with 1A21- or similar
     
  10. sandpaper

    sandpaper Guest

    Thanks for the reply - so where do I find the Nero log? I'm not actually sure what part of Nero is used for burning the DVD as its intergrated into Shrink isn't it? As in Nero came bundled with the writer but Shrink automatically starts it for the burn process?

    Thanks again.
     
  11. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    sorry forgot to tell ya - mine is in "D:\Program Files\ahead\Nero\NeroHistory.log"

    as for your other question i believe Shrink uses the installed Nero. You can always untick the setting in Shrink and manually burn using Nero or whatever you want..
     
  12. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    *moved from dvd-r advanced*

    Yea .. it could have gone there also :) ... but multiposting is against the rules. Next time bump the thread.

    I hate memorex :)

    I've always burned at 4x ... except with my Plextor 716 (I burn at 8x). Verbatim media +R
     
  13. sandpaper

    sandpaper Guest

    Hi,

    This is the log from the latest failure!!!!!

    Thanks for the help and just out of curiousity, why delete the serial number?


    Windows XP 5.1
    IA32
    WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=45056 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00
    ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 26/10/2004 17:35:34
    Nero API version: 6.6.0.8
    Using interface version: 6.3.1.4
    Installed in: C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\
    Application: ahead\Nero - Burning Rom
    Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DRU-700A> Version: VY08 - HA 3 TA 1 - 6.6.0.8
    Adapter driver: <> HA 3
    Drive buffer : 2048kB
    Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

    === Scsi-Device-Map ===
    DiskPeripheral : IC25N030ATCS04-0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
    CdRomPeripheral : MATSHITA UJDA740 DVD/CDRW atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off
    CdRomPeripheral : AXV CD/DVD-ROM 2.2a a347scsi Port 2 ID 0 DMA: Off

    === CDRom-Device-Map ===
    MATSHITA UJDA740 DVD/CDR E: CDRom1
    AXV CD/DVD-ROM H: CDRom2
    SONY DVD RW DRU-700A G: CDRom0
    =======================

    AutoRun : 1
    Excluded drive IDs:
    WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
    ShowDrvBufStat : 0
    BUFE : 0
    Physical memory : 766MB (785388kB)
    Free physical memory: 385MB (394832kB)
    Memory in use : 49 %
    Uncached PFiles: 0x0
    Use Inquiry : 1
    Global Bus Type: default (0)
    Check supported media : Disabled (0)

    3.4.2005
    NeroAPI
    20:27:14 #1 Phase 112 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    DVD-Video files reallocation started

    20:27:15 #2 Phase 114 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    DVD-Video files reallocation completed (no file modified)

    20:27:15 #3 Phase 111 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    DVD-Video files sorted

    20:27:16 #4 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
    Reader running

    20:27:16 #5 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
    Writer SONY DVD RW DRU-700A running

    20:27:16 #6 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 842
    DRM: StartDrmRecording(RealRec:1, ImageRec:0, Copies:1)
    DRM: Beginning burn process.

    20:27:16 #7 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    20:27:16 #8 ISO9660GEN -11 File geniso.cpp, Line 3293
    First writeable address = 0 (0x00000000)

    20:27:16 #9 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3153
    Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

    20:27:17 #10 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 259
    Last possible write address on media: 2298495 (510:46.45, 4489MB)
    Last address to be written: 2243119 (498:28.19, 4381MB)

    20:27:17 #11 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 271
    Write in overburning mode: NO

    20:27:17 #12 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2316
    Recorder: SONY DVD RW DRU-700A, Media type: DVD-R
    Disc Manufacturer: CMC MA - G. AE1
    Disc Application Code: 64, Disc Physical Code: 193

    20:27:17 #13 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 433
    >>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
    =========================================

    20:27:17 #14 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
    Setup items (after recorder preparation)
    0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 ()
    2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
    original disc pos #0 + 2243120 (2243120) = #2243120/498:28.20
    relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/ required, no patch infos
    -> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2243120 blocks [SONY DVD RW DRU-700A]
    --------------------------------------------------------------

    20:27:17 #15 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
    Prepare recorder [SONY DVD RW DRU-700A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
    DAO infos:
    ==========
    MCN: ""
    TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc fixated
    Tracks 1 to 1:
    1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4593909760, ISRC ""
    DAO layout:
    ===========
    __Start_|____Track_|_Idx_|_CtrlAdr_|_RecDep__________
    0 | lead-in | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 0 | 0x41 | 0x00
    0 | 1 | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00
    2243120 | lead-out | 1 | 0x41 | 0x00

    20:27:18 #16 Phase 24 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    Caching of files started

    20:27:18 #17 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 4040
    Cache writing successful.

    20:27:18 #18 Phase 25 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    Caching of files completed

    20:27:18 #19 Phase 36 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    Burn process started at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

    20:27:19 #20 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 2609
    Verifying disc position of item 0 (relocatable, disc pos, no patch infos, orig at #0): write at #0

    20:27:19 #21 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2194
    Recording mode: Sequential Recording Mode

    20:27:19 #22 Text 0 File Mmc.cpp, Line 21235
    Set BUFE: Power-Burn -> ON , Adapt writespeed to disc : ON

    20:27:19 #23 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2340
    Start write address at LBA 0
    DVD high compatibility mode: Yes

    20:27:19 #24 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 8430
    ---- DVD Structure: Physical Format Information (00h) ----
    Layer: 0, Address: 0 (0 h), AGID: 0; Length: 2050
    Book Type: DVD-R (2), Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120 mm, Maximum Rate: <not specified> (F h)
    Number of Layers: 1, Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP), Layer Type: recordable
    Linear Density: 0,267 um/bit, Track Density: 0,74 um/track
    Starting Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 30000 h (DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW)
    End Physical Sector Number of Data Area: 0 h
    End Sector Number in Layer 0: 0 h (LBN: FFFD0000 h, 4193920 MB)
    Data in Burst Cutting Area (BCA) does not exist
    Start sector number of the current Border-Out: 0 h
    Start sector number of the next Border-In: 0 h
    Media Specific [16..63]:
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

    20:27:19 #25 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 5317
    Drive: SONY DVD RW DRU-700A
    Book Type request [LO]: DVD-ROM
    Book Type setting not supported for the loaded disc type

    20:27:40 #26 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1287
    20:27:40.550 - SONY DVD RW DRU-700A\H3 T1 : Queue again later

    20:31:27 #27 SCSI -1046 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1435
    SCSI Exec, HA 3, TA 1, LUN 0, buffer 0x01850000
    Status: 0x04 (0x01, SCSI_ERR)
    HA-Status 0x00 (0x00, OK)
    TA-Status 0x02 (0x01, SCSI_TASTATUS_CHKCOND)
    Sense Key: 0x02 (KEY_NOT_READY)
    Sense Code: 0x30
    Sense Qual: 0x05
    CDB Data: 0x2A 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0B 0x80 0x00 0x00 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00
    Sense Data: 0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0B
    0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x30 0x05

    20:31:27 #28 CDR -1046 File Writer.cpp, Line 311
    Illegal disc

    20:31:27 #29 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 228
    all writers idle, stopping conversion

    20:31:27 #30 Text 0 File ThreadedTransfer.cpp, Line 222
    conversion idle, stopping reader

    20:31:27 #31 Text 0 File DVDR.cpp, Line 2603
    EndDAO: Last written address was 2943

    20:31:28 #32 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 276
    Burn process failed at 4x (5,540 KB/s)

    20:31:28 #33 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 867
    DRM: DRM burn session terminated.

    20:31:28 #34 Text 0 File AudioCompilationImpl.cpp, Line 896
    DRM: Closing entire DRM handling. Bye.


    Existing drivers:
    File 'Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS': Ver=6.0.0.171 , size=24839 bytes, created 13/01/2003 11:19:26
    File 'Drivers\ASPI32.SYS': Ver=4.60 (1021), size=25244 bytes, created 10/09/1999 12:06:00
    File 'Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS': Ver=2.02.42a, size=17184 bytes, created 21/10/2002 10:33:40 (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
    File 'Drivers\InCDfs.SYS': Ver=4, 2, 4, 1, size=89472 bytes, created 06/04/2004 19:39:20 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDpass.SYS': Ver=4, 2, 4, 1, size=25600 bytes, created 06/04/2004 19:40:10 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)
    File 'Drivers\InCDrec.SYS': Ver=4, 2, 4, 1, size=5504 bytes, created 06/04/2004 19:43:22 (InCD4 driver for win NT/2K/XP)

    Registry Keys:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

     
  14. flip218

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    enable dma on your burner and Uninstall InCD4
     
  15. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    @sandpaper, some ppl out there might steal your serial number;

    plus, from your log - your DMA is off, also you're using CMC media (you'll hear cries of 'the worst there is' i'm afraid)

    i haven't checked on your firmware rev, it's a very new drive but we can look at that after.
    EDIT - firmware of your writer looks ok.
    - http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm#700

    edit -

    nice one Flip, i didn't notice InCD there at the end..
     
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  16. tazl37

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    I just bought a new DRX 720A and I can only burn at 2X, tried higher and quality was bad(dvd freezes up, jerking, etc.), is this normal?

    XP, 2.4 GHz, 512MB Ram, Sony DVD+R 1X-8X

    Use DVD Shrink and Clonecd 1.3.10.1. Have nero but havent figured out how to use it yet, is it better than Clonecd?
     
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  17. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya like Tai food? there are restaraunts called What the Pho??

    You are comparing 3 totally different programs.
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    @bblinn,

    DMA won't affect your Sony since it's an external drive. Is your Toshiba using USB 1.1 or 2.0?
     
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    It's 2.0. I think the primary problem was crappy media burned too fast. Now that I'm using Verbatim 8x media and burning at 4x, all seems to be working (reasonably) well.
     
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    Did you remove InCD4?
     

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