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  1. I am starting to wonder about the formatting. The first time I use the BD-RE, Imgburn says it needs formatting and asks if I want to let it do the format, and I say yes. Is this what you do, is there an alternative?

     

    Yes, I just let ImgBurn do the formatting. Always a full format (not a quick format), using the ImgBurn defaults (ie, spare areas disabled).


  2. The default is enabled so someone/something has changed it somewhere.

     

    If the drive decides it wants to verify as it goes along, it'll take ages to burn.

     

    Telling the drive that it's not required should prevent that from happening - and that's what that option does.

     

    This will surprise no one, but you were 100% right:-) Enabling BD-R Verify Not Required did the trick: burned flawlessly at the chosen speed (2x), not buffer problems anywhere. Thanks, Lightning.


  3. As expected, I tried another disc set to 2x speed and it worked just fine - no issue with the device buffer whatsoever. The only problem was the disc actually burned at 1x speed (and man, was it slow) even though I'd set it to 2x speed. I'm guessing my LG drive has the same write speed miscompare bug as reported here: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11300

    Here's the log, just for kicks:-)

    I 12:07:29 Operation Started!
    I 12:07:29 Building Image Tree...
    I 12:07:36 Corrected file system selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 12:07:36 Corrected UDF revision selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 12:07:36 Calculating Totals...
    I 12:07:36 Preparing Image...
    I 12:07:36 Contents: 169 Files, 16 Folders
    I 12:07:36 Content Type: BD Video
    I 12:07:36 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 12:07:36 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 12:07:36 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
    I 12:07:36 Size: 43,293,713,595 bytes
    I 12:07:36 Sectors: 21,139,604
    I 12:07:36 Image Size: 43,295,571,968 bytes
    I 12:07:36 Image Sectors: 21,140,416
    I 12:07:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:07
    I 12:08:22 Operation Started!
    I 12:08:22 Building Image Tree...
    I 12:09:00 Calculating Totals...
    I 12:09:00 Preparing Image...
    I 12:09:00 Contents: 169 Files, 16 Folders
    I 12:09:00 Content Type: BD Video
    I 12:09:00 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 12:09:00 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 12:09:00 Volume Label: ????
    I 12:09:00 Size: 43,293,713,595 bytes
    I 12:09:00 Sectors: 21,139,604
    I 12:09:00 Image Size: 43,295,571,968 bytes
    I 12:09:00 Image Sectors: 21,140,416
    I 12:09:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:54
    I 12:09:17 Operation Started!
    I 12:09:17 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 12:09:17 Source File Sectors: 21,140,416 (MODE1/2048)
    I 12:09:17 Source File Size: 43,295,571,968 bytes
    I 12:09:17 Source File Volume Identifier: ????
    I 12:09:17 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.0.0
    I 12:09:17 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 12:09:17 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 12:09:17 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BE06LU10 YE05 (D:) (ATA)
    I 12:09:17 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMf-00) (Speeds: 2x, 4x)
    I 12:09:17 Destination Media Sectors: 24,438,784
    I 12:09:17 Write Mode: BD
    I 12:09:17 Write Type: DAO
    I 12:09:17 Write Speed: 2x
    I 12:09:17 BD-R Verify Not Required: No
    I 12:09:17 Link Size: Auto
    I 12:09:17 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 12:09:17 Test Mode: No
    I 12:09:17 OPC: Yes
    I 12:09:17 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    W 12:09:17 Write Speed Miscompare! - Wanted: 8,991 KB/s (2x), Got: 17,982 KB/s (4x)
    I 12:09:17 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)
    I 12:09:19 Writing LeadIn...
    I 12:09:20 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 21140415)
    I 12:09:20 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 21140415)
    I 14:51:11 Synchronising Cache...
    I 14:51:13 Closing Track...
    I 14:51:14 Finalising Disc...
    I 14:51:38 Exporting Graph Data...
    I 14:51:39 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_SATURDAY-DECEMBER-26-2009_12-09_PM_VERBAT-IMf-00_2x.ibg
    I 14:51:39 Export Successfully Completed!
    I 14:51:39 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 02:42:21
    I 14:51:39 Average Write Rate: 4,354 KB/s (1.0x) - Maximum Write Rate: 6,246 KB/s (1.4x)
    


  4. Hmm that's odd, you said it's an external USB burner and yet the OS reports it as being connected via 'ATA'.

     

    To me it just looks like your system can't cope with > 20MB/s transfer speeds. That's why it get progressively worse as you get over 4x.

     

    Yes, it's a USB burner but it's reported as an ATA drive because it's running in a virtual machine (VMWare Fusion) and the virtual machine is set to see it as a physical drive (setting it as a USB drive just doesn't work).

    Looks like I should probably just slow the burns down to 2x, although as I said, even though the device buffer jumps around the burns have been flawless. Would it be better (safer) for the drive and the burns to do that?

    Oh, and Merry Christmas to everyone!


  5. Here's the log and the graph data (as a png file).

    As I said, the log is fine. Shows no problems at all. The graph data shows the device buffer jumping around.

     

    I 10:02:11 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
    I 10:02:11 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
    I 10:02:11 Total Physical Memory: 523,752 KB  -  Available: 311,348 KB
    I 10:02:11 Initialising SPTI...
    I 10:02:11 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 10:02:11 Found 1 HD DVD-ROM/BD-RE!
    I 10:02:51 Operation Started!
    I 10:02:51 Building Image Tree...
    I 10:02:57 Corrected file system selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 10:02:57 Corrected UDF revision selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 10:02:57 Calculating Totals...
    I 10:02:57 Preparing Image...
    I 10:02:57 Contents: 67 Files, 9 Folders
    I 10:02:57 Content Type: BD Video
    I 10:02:57 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 10:02:57 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 10:02:57 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
    I 10:02:57 Size: 21,689,858,148 bytes
    I 10:02:57 Sectors: 10,590,790
    I 10:02:57 Image Size: 21,691,105,280 bytes
    I 10:02:57 Image Sectors: 10,591,360
    I 10:02:57 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:06
    I 10:04:19 Operation Started!
    I 10:04:19 Building Image Tree...
    I 10:04:33 Calculating Totals...
    I 10:04:33 Preparing Image...
    I 10:04:33 Contents: 67 Files, 9 Folders
    I 10:04:33 Content Type: BD Video
    I 10:04:33 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 10:04:33 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 10:04:33 Volume Label: ?????
    I 10:04:33 Size: 21,689,858,148 bytes
    I 10:04:33 Sectors: 10,590,790
    I 10:04:33 Image Size: 21,691,105,280 bytes
    I 10:04:33 Image Sectors: 10,591,360
    I 10:04:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:22
    I 10:04:42 Operation Started!
    I 10:04:42 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 10:04:42 Source File Sectors: 10,591,360 (MODE1/2048)
    I 10:04:42 Source File Size: 21,691,105,280 bytes
    I 10:04:42 Source File Volume Identifier: ????
    I 10:04:42 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.0.0
    I 10:04:42 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 10:04:42 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 10:04:42 Destination Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BE06LU10 YE05 (D:) (ATA)
    I 10:04:42 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMc-00) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x)
    I 10:04:42 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392
    I 10:04:42 Write Mode: BD
    I 10:04:42 Write Type: DAO
    I 10:04:42 Write Speed: MAX
    I 10:04:42 BD-R Verify Not Required: No
    I 10:04:42 Link Size: Auto
    I 10:04:42 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 10:04:42 Test Mode: No
    I 10:04:42 OPC: Yes
    I 10:04:42 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 10:04:44 Filling Buffer... (20 MB)
    I 10:04:47 Writing LeadIn...
    I 10:04:48 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 10591359)
    I 10:04:48 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 10591359)
    I 10:28:15 Synchronising Cache...
    I 10:28:16 Closing Track...
    I 10:28:17 Finalising Disc...
    I 10:28:26 Exporting Graph Data...
    I 10:28:27 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_THURSDAY-DECEMBER-24-2009_10-04_AM_VERBAT-IMc-00_MAX.ibg
    I 10:28:27 Export Successfully Completed!
    I 10:28:27 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:23:44
    I 10:28:27 Average Write Rate: 15,055 KB/s (3.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 20,288 KB/s (4.5x)
    I 10:28:27 Cycling Tray before Verify...
    W 10:28:30 Waiting for device to become ready...
    I 10:28:52 Device Ready!
    I 10:28:53 Operation Started!
    I 10:28:53 Source Device: [1:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BE06LU10 YE05 (D:) (ATA)
    I 10:28:53 Source Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: VERBAT-IMc-00) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x)
    I 10:28:53 Image File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 10:28:53 Image File Sectors: 10,591,360 (MODE1/2048)
    I 10:28:53 Image File Size: 21,691,105,280 bytes
    I 10:28:53 Image File Volume Identifier: ????
    I 10:28:53 Image File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.0.0
    I 10:28:53 Image File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 10:28:53 Image File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 10:28:53 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
    I 10:28:53 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 10591359)
    I 10:28:53 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 10591359)
    I 10:53:50 Exporting Graph Data...
    I 10:53:50 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_THURSDAY-DECEMBER-24-2009_10-04_AM_VERBAT-IMc-00_MAX.ibg
    I 10:53:50 Export Successfully Completed!
    I 10:53:50 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:24:56
    I 10:53:50 Average Verify Rate: 14,159 KB/s (3.1x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 21,425 KB/s (4.8x)
    I 10:58:34 Close Request Acknowledged
    I 10:58:34 Closing Down...
    I 10:58:34 Shutting down SPTI...
    I 10:58:34 ImgBurn closed!
    

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  6. Hi guys,

    I'm not having problems with my burns, so this is more a question out of curiosity than anything. I've noticed the device buffer of my LG BE06 (an external USB burner) goes up and down like crazy while it's burning Verbatim BD-R discs. Note that it's only the device buffer - the other buffer stays at 100% - but it dips to around 20% or so then rises again to 80% and keeps jumping around for the duration of the burn. As I said, I have absolutely no problems with the burn: nothing is reported in the ImgBurn log, the discs verify and play just fine. Everything is fine. But I'm wondering if it's anything to worry about or of it's just normal behaviour for the drive. Do some drives (especially USB drives) just work that way? Is it just doing a bunch of OPC calculations? Is it because it's also verifying as it burns (BD-R Verify Not Required is disabled)? What's going on?


  7. You should certainly try defragging the drive to see if that makes any difference. You could also do some normal benchmarks on the drive to see what it's capable of.

     

    I'll defrag it and see what happens. Unfortunately OS X doesn't have a defragger built in to the system (because it doesn't "need" a defragger, they say), and you can't defrag while you're booted from the drive, which means booting from an external or a DVD, crossing your fingers and hoping. It's not the simple task it should be.

    Anyway, assuming it's a problem with fragmentation, why does it only affect BD-R burns and not DVD-R and DVD+R DL burns? Is it simply the size and number of the files being thrown around?


  8. It's weird that the log doesn't show any errors (like "Waiting for buffers to recover") but it does take an awful long time to burn. Maybe it's the media. I notice you're using the LG BD-RE disc. I got the same disc with my LG drive and couldn't even format it. I've since read that they're terrible discs. Maybe the disc, even though it worked before, has had it. Can you try another disc?


  9. I 14:33:04 Average Write Rate: 7,387 KB/s (1.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 25,747 KB/s (5.7x)

     

    That's actually quite fast for USB, maybe your machine/controller can't handle more?

     

    The best way to test would be to use Discovery mode as that rules the 'source' drive out (it's all done from memory) - but that means wasting a disc on what is essentially 'nothing' (it just writes zeroes to the entire discs).

     

    Hi Lightning,

    The problem is, I get the same error regardless of burn speed: if I burn the same files to a BD-RE at 2x, the buffers start to go on me at the very same spot. I'd be happy to try Discovery mode and waste a disc if it was only a DVD-R, but BD-R discs are so damn expensive that the cheapskate in me can't bear the thought of throwing one away:-)

    In any case, I think it could be a problem with the hard disc, although I have no idea why. I just tried burning a BD-RE from a USB external (also HFS+ formatted, using MacDrive so XP can "see" it) and it burned beautifully at 2x - I sat there and watched it and the buffers (device and disc) didn't move off 100% for a second. The log and IBG file are attached.

    I was trying to avoid burning from a USB disk to a USB burner (I'd read somewhere that it wasn't a good idea), but it worked flawlessly.

    I'd still like to know why it worked though. The USB external had a lot of free space (nearly 400GB) and the internal only had around 40GB free (still, I would have thought that was plenty). Maybe the internal drive is just prone to fragmentation, whereas the external isn't?

    Any ideas?

     

    I 11:51:10 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
    I 11:51:10 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
    I 11:51:10 Total Physical Memory: 2,081,096 KB  -  Available: 1,731,028 KB
    I 11:51:10 Initialising SPTI...
    I 11:51:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 11:51:10 Found 1 DVD±RW!
    W 11:51:13 Device Arrival Detected!
    I 11:51:13 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 11:51:14 Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 HD DVD-ROM/BD-RE!
    I 11:51:53 Operation Started!
    I 11:51:53 Building Image Tree...
    W 11:51:54 Skipped Hidden File: G:\Blu-Ray Backups\**_BD\.DS_Store
    W 11:51:54 Skipped Hidden File: G:\Blu-Ray Backups\**_BD\BDMV\.DS_Store
    I 11:51:54 Calculating Totals...
    I 11:51:54 Preparing Image...
    I 11:51:54 Contents: 49 Files, 9 Folders
    I 11:51:54 Content Type: BD Video
    I 11:51:54 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 11:51:54 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 11:51:54 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
    I 11:51:54 Size: 19,425,805,496 bytes
    I 11:51:54 Sectors: 9,485,287
    I 11:51:54 Image Size: 19,427,033,088 bytes
    I 11:51:54 Image Sectors: 9,485,856
    I 11:51:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
    I 11:52:57 Operation Started!
    I 11:52:57 Building Image Tree...
    W 11:52:57 Skipped Hidden File: G:\Blu-Ray Backups\**_BD\.DS_Store
    W 11:52:57 Skipped Hidden File: G:\Blu-Ray Backups\**_BD\BDMV\.DS_Store
    I 11:52:59 Calculating Totals...
    I 11:52:59 Preparing Image...
    I 11:52:59 Contents: 49 Files, 9 Folders
    I 11:52:59 Content Type: BD Video
    I 11:52:59 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 11:52:59 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 11:52:59 Volume Label: **_BD
    I 11:52:59 Size: 19,425,805,496 bytes
    I 11:52:59 Sectors: 9,485,287
    I 11:52:59 Image Size: 19,427,033,088 bytes
    I 11:52:59 Image Sectors: 9,485,856
    I 11:53:00 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:03
    I 11:53:01 Operation Started!
    I 11:53:01 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 11:53:01 Source File Sectors: 9,485,856 (MODE1/2048)
    I 11:53:01 Source File Size: 19,427,033,088 bytes
    I 11:53:01 Source File Volume Identifier: **_BD
    I 11:53:01 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.0.0
    I 11:53:01 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 11:53:01 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 11:53:01 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BE06LU10 YE05 (F:) (USB)
    I 11:53:01 Destination Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: VERBAT-IM0-00) (Speeds: 2x)
    I 11:53:01 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392
    I 11:53:01 Write Mode: BD
    I 11:53:01 Write Type: DAO
    I 11:53:01 Write Speed: MAX
    I 11:53:01 BD-RE FastWrite: Yes
    I 11:53:01 Link Size: Auto
    I 11:53:01 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 11:53:01 Test Mode: No
    I 11:53:01 OPC: Yes
    I 11:53:01 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 11:53:11 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
    I 11:53:12 Writing LeadIn...
    I 11:53:13 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 9485855)
    I 11:53:13 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 9485855)
    I 12:24:38 Synchronising Cache...
    I 12:24:39 Exporting Graph Data...
    I 12:24:39 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\**\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_MONDAY-9-NOVEMBER-2009_11-53_AM_VERBAT-IM0-00_MAX.ibg
    I 12:24:39 Export Successfully Completed!
    I 12:24:39 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:31:38
    I 12:24:39 Average Write Rate: 10,064 KB/s (2.2x) - Maximum Write Rate: 10,371 KB/s (2.3x)
    

     

    HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_MONDAY-9-NOVEMBER-2009_11-53_AM_VERBAT-IM0-00_MAX.ibg


  10. Have you tried burning from an ISO image? If you really want to nail the problem then it's worth trying. Also post the log of creating the ISO image and burning it :)

    I will try:-)

    I also thought I might try burning from an external USB hard drive. I was a bit worried about burning from one USB device to another, but I figure it's worth a shot.


  11. Looking at the log and IBG file and thinking about this some more, I still have no idea why everything starts out fine then deteriorates towards the end of the burn. Is it possible I'm running out of virtual memory? I'm only running a small (6GB) Boot Camp partition specifically for burning with ImgBurn and only have around 2GB free for swap space. Could that be the problem? Or is it possible that my processor (a 2GHz Core Duo) just isn't fast enough to handle everything? I'd really like to fix this somehow.


  12. The E: drive is an internal drive. It's actually the OS X (HFS+) partition. My C: drive is the Boot Camp (NTFS) partition. I use MacDrive so I can read and write to the HFS+ partition. Maybe something in the "translation" is slowing it down.

    The weird thing is, I have no problems at all burning DVD-R discs at 16x speed off the same drive. There's no speed issue there. I would have thought it would be a consistent problem if it was the drive. Also, I get the exact same problem if I burn the same files to a BD-RE at 2x speed or to a BD-R at 4x, so slowing down the burn speed doesn't seem to make a difference.

    Would it make a difference if I made an ISO first and then burned that?


  13. The log and IBG files from the burns would be useful.

     

    Sorry, Lightning. Because it was a generalised problem I wasn't sure the log would be useful. I should have known better:-) Here are the log and IBG files.

     

    I 13:34:52 ImgBurn Version 2.5.0.0 started!
    I 13:34:52 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3)
    I 13:34:52 Total Physical Memory: 2,081,096 KB  -  Available: 1,740,552 KB
    I 13:34:52 Initialising SPTI...
    I 13:34:52 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
    I 13:34:52 Found 1 DVD±RW and 1 HD DVD-ROM/BD-RE!
    I 13:35:30 Operation Started!
    I 13:35:30 Building Image Tree...
    W 13:35:30 Skipped Hidden File: E:\****.DS_Store
    I 13:35:41 Corrected file system selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 13:35:41 Corrected UDF revision selection for Blu-ray Video disc.
    I 13:35:41 Calculating Totals...
    I 13:35:41 Preparing Image...
    I 13:35:41 Contents: 40 Files, 9 Folders
    I 13:35:41 Content Type: BD Video
    I 13:35:41 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 13:35:41 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 13:35:41 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
    I 13:35:41 Size: 24,781,298,196 bytes
    I 13:35:41 Sectors: 12,100,268
    I 13:35:41 Image Size: 24,782,372,864 bytes
    I 13:35:41 Image Sectors: 12,100,768
    I 13:35:41 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:10
    I 13:37:04 Operation Started!
    I 13:37:04 Building Image Tree...
    W 13:37:04 Skipped Hidden File: E:\****.DS_Store
    I 13:37:19 Calculating Totals...
    I 13:37:19 Preparing Image...
    I 13:37:20 Contents: 40 Files, 9 Folders
    I 13:37:20 Content Type: BD Video
    I 13:37:20 Data Type: MODE1/2048
    I 13:37:20 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 13:37:20 Volume Label: ******
    I 13:37:20 Size: 24,781,298,196 bytes
    I 13:37:20 Sectors: 12,100,268
    I 13:37:20 Image Size: 24,782,372,864 bytes
    I 13:37:20 Image Sectors: 12,100,768
    I 13:37:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:32
    I 13:37:36 Operation Started!
    I 13:37:36 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
    I 13:37:36 Source File Sectors: 12,100,768 (MODE1/2048)
    I 13:37:36 Source File Size: 24,782,372,864 bytes
    I 13:37:36 Source File Volume Identifier: ****
    I 13:37:36 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.0.0
    I 13:37:36 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
    I 13:37:36 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
    I 13:37:36 Destination Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE  BE06LU10 YE05 (F:) (USB)
    I 13:37:36 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: TDKBLD-RBB-00) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x)
    I 13:37:36 Destination Media Sectors: 12,219,392
    I 13:37:36 Write Mode: BD
    I 13:37:36 Write Type: DAO
    I 13:37:36 Write Speed: MAX
    I 13:37:36 BD-R Verify Not Required: No
    I 13:37:36 Link Size: Auto
    I 13:37:36 Lock Volume: Yes
    I 13:37:36 Test Mode: No
    I 13:37:36 OPC: Yes
    I 13:37:36 BURN-Proof: Enabled
    I 13:38:15 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)
    I 13:38:16 Writing LeadIn...
    I 13:38:16 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 12100767)
    I 13:38:16 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 12100767)
    W 13:50:40 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 5708608)
    W 13:50:44 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:50:45 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:50:54 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 5760160)
    W 13:50:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:50:59 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:51:09 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 5819776)
    W 13:51:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:51:14 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:51:30 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 5932256)
    W 13:51:34 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:51:35 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:51:48 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6025856)
    W 13:51:53 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:51:55 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:52:05 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6090624)
    W 13:52:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:52:22 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:52:29 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6133024)
    W 13:52:40 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:52:41 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:52:49 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6168640)
    W 13:52:58 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:52:58 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:53:06 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6205792)
    W 13:53:23 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:53:24 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:53:30 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6230432)
    W 13:53:44 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:53:45 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:53:52 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6264544)
    W 13:54:05 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:54:05 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:54:13 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6299584)
    W 13:54:24 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:54:24 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:54:31 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6329376)
    W 13:54:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:54:42 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:54:48 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6360160)
    W 13:54:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:54:58 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:55:05 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6394560)
    W 13:55:17 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:55:18 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:55:25 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6425344)
    W 13:55:40 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:55:40 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:55:47 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6451456)
    W 13:56:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:56:31 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:56:36 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6476064)
    W 13:57:03 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:57:04 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:57:10 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6499072)
    W 13:57:39 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:57:40 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:57:46 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6524928)
    W 13:58:20 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:58:21 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:58:27 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6552512)
    W 13:58:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:58:49 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:58:55 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6574432)
    W 13:59:20 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:59:21 Writing Sectors...
    W 13:59:27 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6603872)
    W 13:59:55 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 13:59:56 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:00:04 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6645280)
    W 14:00:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:00:13 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:00:21 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6679840)
    W 14:00:34 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:00:35 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:00:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6719072)
    W 14:01:04 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:01:05 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:01:10 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6742432)
    W 14:01:22 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:01:23 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:01:31 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6789216)
    W 14:01:46 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:01:47 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:01:53 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6819392)
    W 14:02:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:02:11 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:02:21 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6875328)
    W 14:02:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:02:26 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:02:33 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6907168)
    W 14:02:44 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:02:45 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:02:53 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6940640)
    W 14:02:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:03:00 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:03:06 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 6968352)
    W 14:03:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:03:19 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:03:28 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7007648)
    W 14:03:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:03:42 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:03:49 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7036320)
    W 14:04:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:04:15 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:04:20 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7059456)
    W 14:04:38 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:04:39 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:04:46 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7089600)
    W 14:05:28 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:05:29 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:05:34 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7114144)
    W 14:05:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:05:51 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:05:58 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7145856)
    W 14:06:31 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:06:32 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:06:40 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7184064)
    W 14:06:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:06:51 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:06:59 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7221728)
    W 14:07:02 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:07:03 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:07:20 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7363168)
    W 14:07:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:07:27 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:09:00 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 7733888)
    W 14:09:01 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:09:02 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:12:06 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8526784)
    W 14:12:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:12:30 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:12:36 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8551296)
    W 14:13:03 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:13:04 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:13:10 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8577408)
    W 14:13:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:13:36 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:13:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8604352)
    W 14:13:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:14:00 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:14:07 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8639552)
    W 14:14:12 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:14:12 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:14:18 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8666336)
    W 14:14:29 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:14:30 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:14:41 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8724544)
    W 14:14:52 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:14:52 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:15:04 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8764640)
    W 14:15:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:15:22 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:15:31 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8796224)
    W 14:15:53 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:15:54 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:16:06 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8841792)
    W 14:16:23 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:16:24 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:16:41 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 8920512)
    W 14:16:58 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:17:00 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:17:24 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9017664)
    W 14:17:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:17:37 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:18:24 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9280928)
    W 14:18:28 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:18:28 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:18:56 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9458176)
    W 14:19:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:19:13 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:19:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9625024)
    W 14:19:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:19:58 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:20:05 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9653152)
    W 14:20:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:20:19 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:20:28 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9686784)
    W 14:20:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:20:42 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:20:49 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9721440)
    W 14:21:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:21:12 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:21:20 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9760512)
    W 14:21:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:21:50 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:21:57 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9788512)
    W 14:22:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:22:19 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:22:29 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9828128)
    W 14:22:46 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:22:47 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:22:52 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9852480)
    W 14:23:04 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:23:05 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:23:14 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9894144)
    W 14:23:26 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:23:26 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:23:38 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9965280)
    W 14:23:58 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:23:59 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:24:04 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 9988352)
    W 14:24:12 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:24:13 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:24:51 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 10135008)
    W 14:24:59 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:25:00 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:25:34 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 10293120)
    W 14:25:52 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:25:53 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:26:04 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 10357280)
    W 14:26:07 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:26:08 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:28:15 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 10993696)
    W 14:28:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:28:19 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:29:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11425824)
    W 14:29:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:29:49 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:30:03 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11475968)
    W 14:30:18 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:30:19 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:30:25 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11507680)
    W 14:30:41 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:30:42 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:31:26 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11633888)
    W 14:31:36 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:31:37 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:31:44 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11664576)
    W 14:31:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:31:51 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:31:57 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11693792)
    W 14:32:10 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:32:11 Writing Sectors...
    W 14:32:18 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 11733888)
    W 14:32:19 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
    I 14:32:20 Writing Sectors...
    I 14:32:53 Synchronising Cache...
    I 14:32:54 Closing Track...
    I 14:32:55 Finalising Disc...
    I 14:33:04 Exporting Graph Data...
    I 14:33:04 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\****\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_SATURDAY-17-OCTOBER-2009_1-37_PM_TDKBLD-RBB-00_MAX.ibg
    I 14:33:04 Export Successfully Completed!
    I 14:33:04 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:55:27
    I 14:33:04 Average Write Rate: 7,387 KB/s (1.6x) - Maximum Write Rate: 25,747 KB/s (5.7x)

     

    HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BE06LU10_YE05_SATURDAY-17-OCTOBER-2009_1-37_PM_TDKBLD-RBB-00_MAX.ibg

     

    I can post the logs (and IBG files) from other burns if you need them.

    Thanks.


  14. Hi guys,

    I'm having problems with the "Waiting for buffers to recover/Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level..." error burning Blu-ray discs (BD-R and BD-RE) using an LG BE06LU10 (YE05 firmware) drive. The drive is LG's external USB model, which may be a part of the problem. Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions to overcome the error.

    The error only occurs on Blu-ray discs (DVD-Rs and DVD+R DL discs work just fine, burning up to 16x speed) and I'm only using good quality media: TDK and Verbatim BD-Rs and a Verbatim BD-RE. I'm running XP SP3 on a Boot Camp partition (ie, no virtualisation is involved) and use ImgBurn in Build Mode, writing directly to the Device. The errors usually begin once the burn is around 70-80% complete.

    I should also add that all the discs I've burned complete and verify just fine, and I've had no problem at all with playback. Everything works, but because the drive is constantly waiting for the buffers to recover, it works very slowly.

    Even though I've searched the forums and read everything I can, I'm still not 100% sure why the problem occurs, and why it only occurs for me on Blu-ray discs. Is it something to do with the Blu-ray disc structure and the number of files involved? (Building a DVD video disc, as I said, works perfectly.) Is it because I'm using a USB burner and it can't deal with the speed? (Again, I have no problem burning Verbatim DVD-Rs at 16x speed.)

    Aside from just living with it, what can I do? I tried enabling the "Reading - always use buffered I/O" setting and it didn't make any difference. I'm guessing increasing the buffer size (I'm at the default 40MB setting) won't make any difference either - once the buffer starts to empty, it empties pretty quickly.

    The only other things I can think of are maybe writing to an ISO file first (instead of writing straight to the device) and then burning from the ISO, or possibly using a different driver. Would the WIN32 ASPI driver work better for USB devices than the default SPTI interface?

    Any ideas?


  15. A final update in case anyone else finds themselves in the same situation. I actually think it's a problem with the OS X (host system) drivers that's passed on to the virtualisation drivers. Why do I think that? Well, I tried Parallels instead of VMWare and got the same result: exact same problem. Then I tried installing a Boot Camp partition (which was a far more painful exercise than it should have been) to give the drive direct access to the hardware. That worked a treat: ImgBurn works exactly as it should, the drive is recognised properly by WinXP. Problem solved.

    As for the OS X drivers, even though it's not officially supported they should work with Roxio's Toast, and they do, but not properly. Running OS X my drive can't burn Verbatim media, and that same problem is passed on when I'm running in emulation. Running XP directly in Boot Camp I can burn and format the same discs just fine.

    So, long story short: run Boot Camp:-)


  16. Quick update:

    Just for kicks I thought I'd throw an Audio CD into the USB drive in WinXP to see what happened. This was the result when I tried to open the drive in Windows Explorer (where it shows up fine):

     

    E:\ is not accessible

    The disc structure is corrupted and unreadable.

     

    Obviously something weird is going on here.

    I then found this thread on the Fusion support board, where someone describes the same problem. Unfortunately, no solution is offered.

     

    http://communities.vmware.com/thread/119997


  17. I've looked all around their support and couldn't find something that looks helpful to your case.

     

    Thanks, mmalves:-) I've been looking too. I couldn't find anything either.

    I've also tried other WinXP apps (Burrrn and EAC) to see if I could them to report the disc write speed: no dice.

    On the OS X side, Toast has no problem with the drive at all. It recognises the drive and the media (including supported speeds) just fine.

    So it probably is a problem with the USB driver. What I don't understand is why it recognises the drive and otherwise just "works". I guess I'd expect it to either work or not work, not half-work:-)


  18. That's strange: the drive isn't returning the write descriptors asked by ImgBurn (notice it doesn't show the Supported Write Speeds). I would guess that this could be a bug with VMWare's USB driver, and this limitation could also contribute to the Layouts do not match problem.

     

    Are you using the latest version of VMWare?

     

    Hi mmalves. Speedy reply!

    Yes, I'm using the latest version of VMWare, and you're probably right about it being a problem with the USB drivers.

    Here's the info I get in Build/Write mode with the same media in my internal drive:

    MATSHITA DVD-R   UJ-846 FB2U (ATA)
    Current Profile: DVD-R
    
    Disc Information:
    Status: Empty
    Erasable: No
    Free Sectors: 2,298,496
    Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes
    Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)
    Supported Write Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
    
    Pre-recorded Information:
    Manufacturer ID: MCC 03RG20
    
    Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
    Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
    Book Type: DVD-R
    Part Version: 5
    Disc Size: 120mm
    Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
    Number of Layers: 1
    Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
    Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
    Track Density: 0.74 um/track
    First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
    Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0
    
    Performance (Write Speed):
    Descriptor 1...
    -> B0: 0x01, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2297888 (0x00231020)
    -> RS: 1,385 KB/s (1x) - WS: 1,385 KB/s (1x)
    Descriptor 2...
    -> B0: 0x01, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2297888 (0x00231020)
    -> RS: 2,770 KB/s (2x) - WS: 2,770 KB/s (2x)
    Descriptor 3...
    -> B0: 0x01, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2297888 (0x00231020)
    -> RS: 5,540 KB/s (4x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
    Descriptor 4...
    -> B0: 0x01, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
    -> EL: 2297888 (0x00231020)
    -> RS: 11,080 KB/s (8x) - WS: 11,080 KB/s (8x)

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