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  2. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I'm not entirely sure how this works, actually. I would think a media rated at Zx maximum would only get Zx at the most. Yet, newer drives are, more and more, getting faster speeds on older media. And it only seems to be for WORM (Write Once, Read Many) media. Rewritable media are always stuck at their maximum rating for maximum burning speed. With some 0.1x variations. For instance, some drives get 8.1x maximum write rates on Ricoh/Ritek 8x DVD+RW. Never quite figured that one out either.
  3. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Reminding me of getting 24× with 16× DVD+R Verbatim on my LG Multiwrite. No one looks into these kind of things. So it's great insight on your behalf. Keep it up! See what can be done with certain drives and specific media.
  4. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Looks like on this Pioneer 211, 6x media may very well get 16x. I had a little larger data set this time and got this: I 19:46:59 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-211M 1.52 (R:) (USB 3.0) I 19:46:59 Destination Media Type: BD-R (HTL) (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMe-000) I 19:46:59 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 16x I 19:46:59 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392 I 19:46:59 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 71,920 KB/s (16x) I 19:52:44 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:44 I 19:52:44 Average Write Rate: 40,212 KiB/s (9.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 53,756 KiB/s (12.2x) While it is common to get 0.1x higher than the maximum rated speed on Pioneer drives, getting 0.2x isn't. So, if I had a larger image to burn, I'm more and more confident I could get 16x. And this wasn't even on one of the branded 6x BD-R I just got. This was on an older inkjet printable 6x Verbatim BD-R.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Licentious Howler

    Liggy Dee NEC Optiarc firmwares

    http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com At the time of this post, this link is dead. I don't suppose anybody knows of some other host, archive, or means to get the firmwares? I don't suppose the author(s) would mind being contacted? Figured this would be the best place to start asking... sure would feel silly if it's just a temporary outage. : P Edit: Oh, wow, on a whim I tried the Wayback Machine and it actually seem to have all the firmware contents! I'm not used to it actually keeping functional downloads, so I didn't think of it first, sorry. : P On the slim off-chance anybody else wants 'em... http://web.archive.org/web/20181002183703/http://liggydee.cdfreaks.com/page/en/
  7. Last week
  8. I don't dismiss stuff if people are sure they unchecked any offers they were shown. The setup exe is kinda old now and I have actually been contacted (recently) to say there's an updated 'clean' plugin... so maybe their last one had an issue. When it first came out, there was no such issue with 3rd party software installing when it shouldn't have - or at least not that I experienced for myself.
  9. Not sure why I even bothered to register to write this since the author simply dismisses users and suggesting they do not accept offers during the install.... but here goes anyway. The direct link http://download.imgburn.com/SetupImgBurn_2.5.8.0.exe does indeed install unwanted software, including malware, DESPITE not accepting any offers. In my case, I made sure to double check that no check boxes were left selected. I ended up with Chromium installed, along with a search bar extension for Chrome (and probably Chromium too, but I did not bother to check; just uninstalled Chromium), and some unknown antivirus software. And on top of that, MS Essentials quarantined an EXE file left in my temp directory since it contained Adware:Win32/Unwaders.A!ml. Lastly, none of these unwanted programs/adware had anything to do with the offers during the install program (some sort of drivers program that supposedly keeps your machine updated with all the latest drivers). I will probably end up wiping my Windows install and re-install with my slipstream just to be on the safe side.
  10. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Yes, there's no + and - differentiation with BD. They sussed that out with the previous format war causing too much fragmentation. So, the past format war, which BD won, was just between two competing technologies. Not just different flavors of the same thing. Well, Handbrake does offer different sizes based on the quality you choose. And the quality is determined by which speed you choose. I've never actually converted BD material to containers except for a BD whose contents were entirely SD material previously released on DVD. The contents were SD and, since they were recorded on video tape in the early 1970's, could never be upscaled to BD quality. They'd be standard definition just in BD format. So, the resulting container files I got were on par with DVD conversion size. All around 750 MB. I did do a BD conversion of a real quality BD with ConvertXToDVD. It was a 50 GB disc and the resulting movie input was too large for DVD. However, that was with all the extra language audio tracks, which were like 12 total! Once I eliminated everything except the English main feature audio track and English commentary track, the 50 GB movie was compressible down to DVD-9 size. Just barely.
  11. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    That's great! And the Blu-ray blanks only come in - RE and no +RE correct? I'm pretty familiar with all the compression apps.. They're either using VidCoder or Handbrake, which VidCoder is based on. I think they're using final size as output and not CQ. Constant Quality will not ime give you a 1GB file from 25GB etc... Maybe. I just don't see how.
  12. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I tested one of these 6x BD-R to see what I'd get. I didn't have a large sample to work with, but here's what I got: I 19:15:55 Source File Size: 9,565,306,880 bytes I 19:15:55 Destination Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-211M 1.52 (R:) (USB 3.0) I 19:15:55 Destination Media Type: BD-R (HTL) (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMe-000) I 19:15:55 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 16x I 19:15:55 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 71,920 KB/s (16x) I 19:20:56 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:05:00 I 19:20:56 Average Write Rate: 36,346 KiB/s (8.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 48,896 KiB/s (11.1x) So, I got a supported maximum of 16 and an effective write rate set of 16, too. Whether I'd actually get 16 is up for debate as I didn't even get 12, but I almost got 12 before the end of data. Maybe these will write at 16x. I won't know until I get a higher capacity image file to burn these to. Like 20 GB or closer to 25 to know for sure.
  13. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    As with DVD, it all depends on the codec/compression method you use. Blu-Ray, like DVD before it, is really large because of the age of its codec. Over time, better codecs came along that allowed for better compression. Plus, you don't know how long the resulting container file took to process. You may get a 1 GB container file from a 25 GB Blu-Ray movie, but how long did it take for the maker of that container file to compress it? Could have been hours.
  14. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Oh ok. I'm trying to choose some movie or tv series to purchase, so I can rip them full disc and have VidCoder encode them to mkv hevc 1080p AC3 5.1 or 7.1. I'm also interested in how they encode Blu-ray to 1,2, or less GB? How is a 25GB-50GB compressed to less than 2 or 3 GB? Is the movie less than the whole? There's no way compressing anything from that many GBs is going to look great. Thanks.
  15. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    They're not Ricoh. They're Verbatim branded BD-R. It is an Amazon.com order, so it's covered by them. But, I'd just send them back and end up getting MORE 6x media. Amazon.com is probably trying to clear out stock of old 6x media. And these 6x media MIGHT write at 16x in my Pioneer BDR-211. They should write at 12x at least. That was the previous behavior with 6x Verbatim BD-R in the BDR-2209 and the LG WH16NS60. So, it probably would be a waste of my time to send them back. Best to just keep them and save me the trouble since I can use them.
  16. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Hmmm! Is it a backed by Amazon order? What brand Ricoh? Sometimes the descriptors can be misleading. Hope somewhere it says at least writes up to 16x. Doubt you'll send them back, though Amazon will rectify any mishaps. Yes, I agree that it's usually the site's fault when a password is hacked. I let FF and Chrome and Edge save them as well as having a backup app.. I took advantage of Prime Day and purchased a Batman New Villain tshirt and another curious treat.
  17. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Interesting. Ordered some 16x BD-R's from Amazon.com in a 25 cake stack. The site description says 16x. The images show 16x. Received 6x! While 6x will write at 12x, at least, I don't know if they're rated for 16x or not.
  18. Earlier
  19. dbminter

    Stuck searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices

    Yes, check the FAQ; I just did. It will tell you how to enable Debug Mode and copy and paste the appropriate log section so LUK can debug it.
  20. LIGHTNING UK!

    Stuck searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices

    I believe this is covered in the faq.
  21. dbminter

    Stuck searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices

    Try changing your Interface and see if that helps. It's currently set at SPTI. Under Tools, under Settings, under I/O, on Page 1, there's an Interface listing. SPTI should be selected. Try the other options and see if you get any better results. You may need to exit and restart ImgBurn after each change, I'm not sure. If this doesn't help, change the setting back to its default of SPTI. Other than that, LUK will have to cover it as I'm tapped out.
  22. I 01:11:50 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 01:11:50 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64 Edition (6.2, Build 9200) I 01:11:50 Total Physical Memory: 8,336,292 KiB - Available: 6,005,096 KiB I 01:11:50 Initialising SPTI... I 01:11:50 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I do have a pretty old computer, but I rolled back my drivers and then updated them back to current. Not sure what I should try next.
  23. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I let Firefox store my sign ins and passwords locally. And, as a backup, I've got a word processor file that has all this information that itself is password protected. While not 100% secure, I've been doing it this way for years and haven't been hacked. In fact, I've used the same password, sometimes verbatim sometimes with variations, for most of my sites and even my own PC since 1992. I've never been hacked. And I won't be hacked. If my information is dumped, it will be the fault of some web site that didn't properly pay for its own decent security.
  24. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    What the security so-called expert was talking about is that the way a password is stored as opposed to a pin is different and requires some kind of server related process to get it done. I didn't read too much into what the guy was talking about and I think I tried a pin one time and for some reason I like the password better myself. Too many of them though and so I have Google do all the honors with that. I have way too many things that need passwords and just about every damn place or site that you go into is going to ask you for one. Security is the biggest expense that almost every company has to deal with these days. Facebook as big as they are and as much money as he make and as much of a billionaire that he is pays a nod of money for the security on that site.
  25. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I, too, read about that. You can actually configure Windows as of now to not require a sign in log on. It's best enabled by certain software like Windows 10 Manager. Even Microsoft admitted passwords won't be totally eliminated and I don't see how they can be. As for servers storing your passwords, well, that would only matter if you sign in with a Microsoft account, wouldn't it? Which I don't use. I prefer passwords over PIN's. Unless you use really long PIN's, they're probably easier to crack than passwords. I don't trust facial recognition or fingerprint scans. Your face changes as you age. And what if you have some kind of accident like a scar that changes your fingerprint? Plus, it seems to me easier to get a copy of someone's fingerprint by lifting it off of a glass versus being impeded by a long string of characters only the user knows. Bottom line: I don't WANT passwords to go away. I can easily remember my own. And they're not as insecure as the tech companies want you to believe. Accounts are hacked not because you have poor passwords but because tech companies half ass on the expense to secure THEIR systems. Hacks occur in big bundles from a tech company's server. NOT from hacking people's accounts. If companies invested in proper security, this wouldn't happen as often as it does. And companies skimp on the security because they're greedy.
  26. dr_ml422

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    I guess you like using those Ricoh Ritek discs, and they must be pretty good if you're using them. on another front and I think you might be interested and like this as well, Microsoft is looking to end passwords for the PC etc.... accounts! They're rolling out a new pre-build to the fast-track Insiders as I speak ,and so if anything it depends how fast they want to bring it out to the public. I think they're talking about maybe 2020 or 2022, but I think it might be closer than that. it'll be either a biometric which would probably be facial recognition or fingerprint, or the pin which they say even though it seems simple is actually not recorded on their servers, or anywhere else like passwords are. I don't know too much about that security stuff, and so I would have to look into that, but I never did like a pin other than for my banking if you know what I mean.
  27. If checked, does Delete Image send the image file to the Recycle Bin or permanently delete it? If the image is split into multiple parts, I'm guessing all parts are deleted? If MDS and DVD files are created along with an image, are they deleted as well? Thanks!
  28. dbminter

    Failed To Send Cue Sheet Error

    Before you invest in the cost, time, and installation of a new drive, try investing in the DataLifePlus/AZO CD-R's and see if that helps. 1.) it's cheaper and 2.) it's easier. And even if you still have the problem, you will know it's not the cheap CMC media that is doing it. If you still have the problem on the quality discs, you will know it's your drive, your system, or the image you're trying to burn that's the problem. As for the image source you're trying to burn, I'm going to guess you didn't make this image yourself? If so, there's no guarantee the images are even good.
  29. fish the god

    Failed To Send Cue Sheet Error

    Thanks for getting back with me. I turned on test mode just in case the disc would fail half way through burning. I changed my settings back to default and strangely I'm the Invalid Address for Write error. I'm thinking my drive must be busted already but here's the log of the last one I tried. I'm trying different CDI files and discs so I'm thinking it's broken. I 11:56:26 Operation Started! I 11:56:26 Source File: C:\Users\Desktop\Dreamcast\Gunbird 2\Gunbird 2.cdi I 11:56:26 Source File Sectors: 325,688 (AUDIO/2352) I 11:56:26 Source File Size: 760,994,368 bytes I 11:56:26 Source File Volume Identifier: GUNBIRD2_ECH I 11:56:26 Source File Application Identifier: MKISOFS ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD-R/DVD CREATOR I 11:56:26 Source File File System(s): ISO9660 I 11:56:26 Destination Device: [0:0:0] DVD RW QQ3N (E:) (USB) I 11:56:26 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) I 11:56:26 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 10x, 16x, 20x, 24x I 11:56:26 Destination Media Sectors: 359,844 I 11:56:26 Write Mode: CD I 11:56:26 Write Type: SAO I 11:56:26 Write Speed: 10x I 11:56:26 Lock Volume: Yes I 11:56:26 Test Mode: No I 11:56:26 OPC: No I 11:56:26 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 11:56:26 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 1,765 KB/s (10x) I 11:56:26 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB) I 11:56:26 Writing LeadIn... W 11:56:39 Failed to Write Sectors -42 - -16 - Reason: Write Error W 11:56:39 Retrying (1 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (2 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (3 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (4 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (5 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (6 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (7 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (8 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (9 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (10 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (11 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (12 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (13 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (14 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (15 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (16 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (17 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (18 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (19 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write W 11:56:39 Retrying (20 of 20)... W 11:56:39 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write E 11:57:02 Failed to Write Sectors -42 - -16 - Reason: Write Error E 11:57:02 Next Writable Address: 4294967151 I 11:57:02 Writing Sectors... I 11:57:02 Synchronising Cache... E 11:57:04 Failed to Write Image! E 11:57:04 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:00:38 I 11:57:04 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
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