As a new member of this forum I've been doing a lot of reading trying to get up to speed on this particular problem. I too have a BD-RE disc that I have written to one time that I cannot erase or copy over. This is terribly annoying. I paid the equivalent of 18 Euros for it. The drive I'm working with is a external USB 2.0 Buffalo BRHC-66316U2-US. This is basically just the enclosure for a LG GGW-H20N drive. I was able to write to the disc once successfully. It played in the PS3 swimmingly. However, when I tried to erase it, ImgBurn and Nero both said it was a BD-ROM and could not be erased. I have tried everything I've read in this thread to get the drive to recognize this disc as a BD-RE without success. My question is this, is it possible to instruct (add code to) the program to write to the disc despite the fact that it's reporting as BD-ROM. I realize this is a dangerous proposition and would have to be accompanied by massive red flags and warning messages when selecting this option (if it were to be made available.)
Here is what the device reports when I insert this disc
HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20N XJ03 (USB)
Current Profile: BD-ROM
Size: 25,025,314,816 bytes
Time: 2715:27:17 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 2x
Session 1... (LBA: 0)
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 12219391)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 12219392)
BD Disc Information:
Disc ID: SONY-ES1-01
Disc Type: BD-RE
When I try to write to the disc I get the "Disc Not Empty" error.
I have tried both a quick format and a full format of this disc without success. It always shows as BD-ROM in the report.
Any help you could offer in this regard would be greatly appreciated.