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  1. dbminter


    I have a probable idea, but I need to see the log of a failed burn. Post one of these 3 failed burn logs. Open Help and choose ImgBurn Logs. The folder containing the log file will open. Open the .LOG file, find an entry for a failed burn, and post the entire burn log, both before the failure and after, including the failure point.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Sony actually created the very first dual format DVD drive, the DRU line. It ended the recordable DVD format war before it could start to become a mess like the video tape format war. Now, everyone does it. But, around 2003, Sony was the first. I believe Sony bought NEC/Optiarc and simply stopped putting Sony labels on their own DVD hardware. Instead, they simply just used NEC/Optiarc as their arm for making DVD drives. Sony still put their label on their DVD recordable discs and still does as far as I know. Thought last I had any Sony DVD-R, they were made by Ritek. Unlike the higher quality product Sony itself used to make. One of Sony's rare quality products post 2001 was when they made their own recordable DVD's. But even they couldn't keep doing that right and farmed out to Ritek to increase profits.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Pioneer used to make a fine product. The longest lasting optical drive I ever had was from Pioneer, my first BD of theirs I had. It last over 2 years, unprecedented in my experience with optical drives. But, ever since that first few samples, the durability fell over the cliff. And they keep borking the firmware. So, I can no longer recommend their products anymore. They go on my list with CMC, HP, and Sony.
  4. Just because a CMC completes a burn doesn't mean it's good. That's the nature of cheap media. Half the time you'll get completed burns. Some people never have a problem burning with them and think they're good. Someone people always get failures. Some get 50/50 results. The problem with cheap media is even though it completes a burn, it may not be playable. I had some CMC DVD+R that burned fine, but no DVD player would recognize they were inserted for playing. Plus, another problem with cheap media is in as little as a year's time, there's no guarantee cheap media will still be readable. I've had personal experience with CMC DVD+R DL that completed burn and Verify but were unreadable after a year. Plus, it depends on your drive. Some drives are a bit more forgiving than others. The only solution there if you have a problem with a drive and media combination failure is to replace the drive. It's simply easier and cheaper to use the quality media. One thing you could do is try searching for a firmware update for your drive. In Write mode, right click on the drop down list of target drives for burning and choose the option near the bottom of the context menu to check for firmware updates. Sometimes, it's simply a case of older firmware. Newer updates to the drive's firmware might resolve compatibility problems, but they can introduce new ones, like Pioneer does ALL the time.
  5. This is your most likely culprit: I 23:26:25 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m26s66f, CMC Magnetics Corp.) CMC Magnetics Corporation makes the absolutely worst, cheap media you can buy. Over half of the problems we see on this board are cured by not using cheap media like CMC. Try Verbatim DataLife Plus/AZO CD-R. NOT the Life Series you find in stores, which are CMC. You will only find the DataLife Plus media in online stores.
  6. Toshiba/Samsung. Most likely Samsung. TSST stands for Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology.
  7. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    What it means is the 212 isn't properly writing the data to disc to begin with. Luckily, everything I write to DVD+RW is for temporary storage. And, Verifies give me confidence that any important information stored on them was properly written. The 212 is doing two things wrong. First, when it formats 8x Ritek DVD+RW, Verify will always fail on the first sector. Second, it's not writing at the other edge correctly. The last sector will fail to Verify more times than not.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    It must be the 212's writing ability. Writes complete, but Verifies fail either at the start at 0.1% or at the end at 99.9%. I put that disc in an LG and run a manual Verify against image contents and the same thing happens, so it must be the drive's writing that is wrong. I can take the same disc that failed, with the same image, write in it ImgBurn, too, in the LG, and Write and Verify completes fine. So, as it's been for the past 3 years with 4 different Pioneer BD writers, it's the borked firmware.
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    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Well, the 212 is trash! It fails more often than not to Verify contents at the very end of a disc, either the inner most side or the outer most side for Ritek 8x DVD+RW. So, whenever the entire available space is written to, Verify WILL fail at 99.9%! That's it! I'm fed up with Pioneer They've been borking firmware for this media for like 3 years now! I will, from now on, actively persuade people away from Pioneer drives and steer them towards LG's.
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    disk failing verify please help

    Here's your most likely problem: I 21:42:41 Source Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-DI6-000) Don't use CMC media. They're trash. It's a 50/50 proposition if a disc will work or not. Buy Verbatim BD-R and get the VERBAT-IM media. In what country do you live? In some parts of Europe, the good BD-R from Verbatim in the US is actually cheap CMC media. In the USA, BD-R made by Verbatim are the quality brand.
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    Only single track images are supported?

    There is a free version of Alcohol 120% where I think the only limitation is it can't burn images to discs. But, what you could try is mount the MDS in Alcohol and use ImgBurn to create a new image set with an image format that would support multiple tracks. That may work.
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    Only single track images are supported?

    I'm guessing MDS is a proprietary format? And that only one particular version was ever implemented into ImgBurn and that that implementation of MDS only supported single tracks?
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    Change optical drive letters

    I have that application, but it only works for partitions. Optical drive are not partitions. In fact, none of the partition software I've ever used ever detected optical drives, even when discs were inserted.
  14. dbminter

    TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-S202J SB03 won't read disc

    Wow, that Verify test was an ABJECT failure! Verify failed RIGHT away! Didn't even Verify a single sector before failing! EDIT: It's the same story as the 209/2209/211 on firmware 1.51/1.52 but not 1.50. If the 212 writes a unformatted Ritek 8x DVD+RW, Verify will fail. If my LG writes the same disc with the same image file, it writes and passes Verify. If that same disc is then written in the 212 again with the same image file in ImgBurn, it passes Verify. Same old story! So, these media CAN be used in Pioneer drives, BUT you lose one potential write to getting it written to properly in them. I did get ONE uncorrectable error that wasn't because it was apparently corrected: W 20:42:02 Failed to Read Sectors 2267392 - 2267423 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
  15. I don't know how easy it would be to implement in ImgBurn, but I'd like to see some way to change a drive's drive letter within the ImgBurn interface. The way I have to do it now, which is the only way I know to do it, is through Disk Management. Thanks!

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