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DVDs with certain sectors corrupt - A burning software that can 'exclude' these sectors while writing?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by inlife, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. inlife

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    Dear Friends,

    I have hit across a peculiar problem - Just bought a full pack (50) of dual layer dvd [Verbatim - MKM 001 000 (00h)] in which a range of sectors are corrupt - exactly the same on all the 50 dvds! I can't return it too .................

    Found this out using isobuster which has an option "Create a list of known erroneous sector addresses".

    Except for this the dvds are working great. And I was wondering if:

    "Is there some burning software which has an option where I can specify certain sectors to be skipped while writing??"

    My writers are a liteon iHAS124 and an Optriac(Sony OEM) - verified this problem using both drives - so its not a drive issue.

    Thank you for reading this. If you could help it would be a BIG help. :)................................
     
  2. jessetc

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    It could be an issue with the iso image that you're burning on to the CD, but it's most likely the software.
     
  3. inlife

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    Hi Jesse, thank you for replying. I have subsequently researched this problem in detail.

    There are physical errors on the dvd, and they obviously cannot be repaired. And a software cannot solve the problem because the way a dvd is written is - the writer just writes blindly - continuously.

    The reason that a writer does this is because when a dvd is read, it is the exact same thing that happens, only the beginning and end of the file is known(this is the formalized standard for writing an iso/dvd/cd). There is no option to break up a chunk of data and put it in arbitrary positions of a disc. This technology is there on a hard disk and the OS implements it. But on an optical disc currently this option is just not there. And since optical discs are now slowly becoming obsolete, I don't think they will even be developing such a standard in the future.

    Hope you too learned something. :).............

    Thanks again.........
     
  4. inlife

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    Minor factual error - there is currently a technology used by 'InCd', its part of Nero that has implemented a way to write things on to a dvd just like a hard disk and so it can locate physical errors and avoid that by writing chunks of data in arbitrary locations. But this is not a 'standard' so the dvd will only work with computers. Also what I want is a 1 time write dvd that I will be storing permanently and the data is never to be changed.
     
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    Were these the newer line of cheaper 'Life' series or standard DataLife Plus?
     

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