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Sony DRU-710a won't burn DLs

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by vyse0282, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. vyse0282

    vyse0282 Member

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    I just got this today and installed it. (carefully follwing the instructions) It says on the box and on all the internet sites about it that it can burn dual layered dvds, so i bought a three-pack of verbatim DVD+R DLs. Every time i put on in the drive, It detects some form of disc inside it, but it in the my computer window that there are 0 bytes of free space and has a total size of 0 bytes... It won't let me format the disks because it can't tell what kind they are, I've already searched for help on Sony and google, etc. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

    Everything is updated

    Oh yeah, I also tried to back up a movie, and it wouldn't write. I tried this on 2 dvd+r dls
     
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  3. vyse0282

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    Well, I installed the ASPI thing, but when i go to my computer and click on the sony drive, on the left part of the screen it says (with a DL disc inside it)
    CD DRIVE (E:)
    Cd Drive
    Free Space: 0 bytes
    Total Size: 0 bytes

    here's the results of Nero InfoTool (sorry it's long)

    Nero InfoTool 2.21

    Drive Information
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    Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B
    Type : DVD-ROM Drive
    Firmware Version : 0015
    Buffer Size : 256 KB
    Date : ?
    Serial Number
    Vendor Specific : 0BLCA 03/04/14
    Drive Letter : D:\
    Location : 1:0
    Mechanism : Tray
    Read Speed : 48 , 20 X
    Write Speed : n/a

    Read CD Text : Yes
    Return C2 Pointers : Yes
    Read CD-R : Yes
    Read CD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD-ROM : Yes
    Read DVD-RAM : No
    Read DVD-R : Yes
    Read DVD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD+R : Yes
    Read DVD+RW : Yes
    Read DVD+R DL : No
    Read Digital Audio : Yes
    Read CD+G : No
    Read VideoCD : Yes

    Write CD-R : No
    Write CD-RW : No
    Write DVD-R : No
    Write DVD-RW : No
    Write DVD+R : No
    Write DVD+RW : No
    Write DVD+R DL : No
    Write DVD-RAM : No
    Buffer Underrun Protection : No
    Mount Rainier : No
    Modes : n/a

    Region Protection Control : RPC II
    Region : 1
    Changes User : 4
    Changes Vendor : 4

    Disc Information (D:\)
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    Type : - no disc inserted -


    Drive Information
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    Drive : SONY DVD RW DRU-710A
    Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
    Firmware Version : BY02
    Buffer Size : 2 MB
    Date : ?
    Serial Number : >
    Vendor Specific : Sep13 ,2004
    Drive Letter : E:\
    Location : 1:1
    Mechanism : Tray
    Read Speed : 2.4 X
    Write Speed : 2.4 X

    Read CD Text : Yes
    Return C2 Pointers : Yes
    Read CD-R : Yes
    Read CD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD-ROM : Yes
    Read DVD-RAM : No
    Read DVD-R : Yes
    Read DVD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD+R : Yes
    Read DVD+RW : Yes
    Read DVD+R DL : Yes
    Read Digital Audio : Yes
    Read CD+G : Yes
    Read VideoCD : Yes

    Write CD-R : Yes
    Write CD-RW : Yes
    Write DVD-R : Yes
    Write DVD-RW : Yes
    Write DVD+R : Yes
    Write DVD+RW : Yes
    Write DVD+R DL : Yes
    Write DVD-RAM : No
    Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
    Mount Rainier : No
    Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

    Region Protection Control : RPC II
    Region : 1
    Changes User : 4
    Changes Vendor : 4

    Disc Information (E:\)
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    Type : Blank DVD+R DL


    Interface Information
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    Adapter 1
    ---------
    Description : Primary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.1211 (xpsp2.030422-1633)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices
    Description : Master: ST380011A
    Type : Disk Drive
    DMA : On

    Adapter 2
    ---------
    Description : Secondary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.1211 (xpsp2.030422-1633)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices
    Description : Master: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B
    Type : CD-Rom Drive
    DMA : On
    Autorun : On
    Description : Slave: SONY DVD RW DRU-710A
    Type : CD-Rom Drive
    DMA : On
    Autorun : On


    Software Information
    --------------------
    Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
    DirectX : DirectX 9.0c

    Description : Nero Burning ROM
    Version : 6, 3, 1, 19
    Company : Ahead Software AG
    Version Check : Ok

    Description : Nero StartSmart
    Version : 1, 0, 1, 24
    Company : Ahead Software AG

    Description : NeroVision Express
    Version : 2,1,2,17
    Company : Ahead Software AG

    Description : Nero ShowTime
    Version : 1, 5, 0, 33
    Company : Ahead software AG

    Description : Cover Designer
    Version : 2, 3, 0, 9
    Company : Ahead Software AG

    Description : Nero BackItUp Application
    Version : 1, 2, 0, 19
    Company : Ahead Software AG

    Description : InCD
    Version : 4, 2, 15, 1
    Company : Ahead Software AG

    Description : PowerDVD
    Version : 3.00.3226
    Company : CyberLink Corp.

    Description : AnyDVD Application
    Version : 4.5.6.2
    Company : SlySoft, Inc.


    Hardware Information
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    CPU : 3000 MHz
    Bus Speed : 800 MHz
    Motherboard : Dell 0M2035
    System : Dell Dimension 8300
    BIOS : Dell A03
    Memory : 1023 MB
    Sound : Creative SB Live! Series
    Video : 128MB DDR ATI Radeon 9800 Pro


    Video Codecs
    ------------
    Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.11
    Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50 : 5.1.2600.2180
    Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
    Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
    Intel IYUV codec : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Toshiba YUV Codec : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
    Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 5.1.2600.2180
    Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
    Indeo® video 5.10 : R.5.10.15.2.55
    DivX® 5.2.1 Codec : 5.2.1.1328
    Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 : 4.1.00.3917
    Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 : 4.1.00.3917

    Audio Codecs
    ------------
    Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
    Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
    Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
    Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
    DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
    Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
    Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
    Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
    Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
    Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.53
    Creative MP3 CODEC : 1.00.0.0
    Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0


    ASPI Information
    ----------------
    System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

    WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes July 17, 2002
    ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) 16877 bytes July 17, 2002
    WINASPI.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes July 17, 2002
    WOWPOST.EXE : 4.60 (1021) 4672 bytes July 17, 2002

    Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

    WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.68 160016 bytes July 22, 2004

    Installed OS Patches
    --------------------
    (Q810090) USB Update : Yes
    (Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border : Yes
    (Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices : No
    (Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5 : No
    (Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors : Yes
    (Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby : Yes
    (Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP : Yes
    (Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP : No
    (Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device : Yes
    (Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update : No
    (Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP : No
    (Q815834) 'Code 28' Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation : No
    (Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP : No
    (Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : No
    (Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397 : No
    (Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error : No

    Oh yeah, I have a 256mb radeon 9800 pro (I'm sure-- I installed it myself, so I don't know why it says I have a 128. I had a 128 before the 256, though...)
     
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    The SONY DRX-710UL is the only DL external model that I know of. I dont believe I have ever seen a DRU that was DL.

    Perhaps I just havent looked in the right place.
     
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    This is an in [bold]internal[/bold] drive, though.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Will it recognize SL blanks? Factory DVDs and CDs?
     
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    Nephilim beat me to my question, have you tried to see if it will recognize SL blanks?

    I thought maybe it was a +/- compatibility problem, but I did a search and the info I found on this model says its like my DRX external and reads/writes both.
     
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    Yeah, if by factory DVDs and disc you mean like movies and stuff. It reads Shuan of the Dead and the Big Lebowksi. It also reads Cd-Rs,
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried burning to a single layer disc and if so what happened?
     
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    Yeah, It just burned a cd-r with no problem, but i haven't tried a single layer DVD. It'll probably be a while, though, since i'm pretty much broke for the rest of the month in the entertainment budget
     
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    Tell me about it :)
     
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    Are you using software that can handle DL media? I have used my DRU-710A to burn several Verbatim DL DVDs with the TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6, and my Sony DVD player plays them OK.
     
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    I've thought some more about it and I wonder if i should have used the ribbon cable that came with the burner. I thought the one that i had in my computer was fine, so i used it. I might replace it tonight
    Also, when i run Nero CD-DVD Speed and tell it to test the burner, i get an error:
    Error - INVALID FIELD IN CDB (052400)

    Anyone recognize this?


    EDIT: Ok, i think it's a problem with the drive itself, because when i run drive check v2.01 with a verbatim dvd+r dl inside, it says that there is no disc...
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you able to try the drive in another PC?
     
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    YAY! I put it in another computer, where it worked. When i brought it back home and plugged it in, it worked just fine! I have no idea what was wrong though, as all the connections were very tight. Thanks for all of your help
     
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    What is simple gamma color correction? I use TMPGEnc 3.0 XPress to transcode my AVI file to an MPG file so it can be authored by TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6. I have read a lengthy description of recommended practices for VHS to DVD conversion, and the author stated that to get bright colors from VHS tapes played on his JVC VCR deck he uses a simple gamma color correction of +125. Well, I have a JVC VHS player also, so I went with a gamma of +100. It does seem to brighten up the picture when the DVD is played, but I was wondering if anyone has any comments about "fiddling" with gamma.
     

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