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  1. I have had Imgburn v2.5.8.0 working fine for a couple of years under WINE v 1.6.2 on Linux Mint 17.3 (based on Ubuntu 14.04). Recently I installed Mint 19 into a separate partition to dual boot with Mint 17.3. Mint 19 has WINE version 3.0 as the stable default. I installed Imgburn v2.5.8.0 apparently OK but when I started it the transparent splash screen was displayed but then hung - ie it never went on to open the Main and Log Windows. Despite repeated retries I couldn't get round this. I did manage to get ImgBurn working in the end. I went back to Mint 17.3 and installed ImgBurn in a separate Wine prefix using PlayOnLinux. I set the Windows version to XP and the Wine version to 1.7.25 and checked it all worked - it did. I also installed Wine version 1.7.25 on Mint 19 using PlayOnLinux (PoL). Then I just copied the entire Wine Prefix from PoL in Mint 17.3 to the same place in PoL Mint 19. PoL was able to create a Desktop Launcher but when I activated it all that happened was a couple of windows opened but they were just solid grey - no text or graphics. However I then switched the Wine version for the ImgBurn prefix in PoL to "System" (ie 3.0) and tried again and now Imgburn worked perfectly. It's a grotty workaround but if like me you really like to use ImgBurn it is a way forward until Wine and PlayOnLinux gets sorted out properly. I have had major problems with other WIndows programs which used to work perfectly but have required a lot of similar skulduggery and fiddling to get to work on Mint 19.
  2. Thanks very much for that clarification. I think that the time saved from writing at 2x and then verifying at ~ 6x speed as opposed to writing/verifying at 0.9x speed is worthwhile. If I get a disc fail I can always revert to the non streaming write mode.
  3. I've tended to always initially format my BD-RE discs with spare areas as the loss of useable capacity hasn't been an issue. I felt that this might be useful to catch any bad sectors initially. But I normally burn them with the BD-RE FastWrite option enabled and then verify with ImgBurn's built in verification option. Does wtiting in that fast mode mean that any redirects set up from bad sectors to previously allocated spare sectors will be ignored? As I am not getting verify errors is it possible that all my BD-RE media (Verbatim) is flawless? I used to find that even decent quality cartridge DVD-RAM media was not perfect. It's interesting that the LG drives (NS40 & 55) take over an hour to fully format a new BD-RE (before ImgBurn writes zeroes to every sector) whereas the Pioneer takes less than a minute. As you say, the Pioneer obviously isn't doing a full certification.
  4. I've now acquired a Pioneer 209-EBK drive. It has performed flawlessly so I am happy. Its firmware (v1.30) is behind the leading edge (v1.34) but to flash the drive to that latest version is a one-way trip according to the manufacturer's web site - there is no way back. So, as it ain't broke I can resist any temptation in that direction. I first tried doing a full initialise on a couple of the Verbatim BD-REs which had failed on the LG NS55 but had been "rescued" on the LG NS40. Interestingly the Pioneer drive only takes 25 seconds to complete this so it must be executing little more than a cursory glance at the disc. Both runs were identical so I will just include one :- I 16:48:54 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 16:48:54 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) (Wine v1.6.2) I 16:48:54 Total Physical Memory: 4,047,452 KiB - Available: 3,350,864 KiB I 16:48:54 Initialising ASPI... I 16:48:54 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 16:48:55 -> Drive 1 - Info: PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30-ID60 I 16:48:55 -> Drive 2 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 16:48:55 -> Drive 3 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q SB00 I 16:48:55 -> Drive 4 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 16:48:55 Found 3 DVD±RW/RAMs and 1 BD-RE XL! I 16:51:01 Operation Started! I 16:51:01 Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 I 16:51:01 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 16:51:01 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 16:51:01 Quick Erase: No I 16:51:01 Format Properly: Yes I 16:51:01 Format Size: Preferred I 16:51:01 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 16:51:01 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 16:51:01 Erasing Disc... W 16:51:01 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x02) Not Supported! W 16:51:01 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! I 16:51:26 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:25 I 16:51:26 Operation Started! I 16:51:26 Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 I 16:51:26 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 16:51:26 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 16:51:26 Media Sectors: 11,826,176 I 16:51:26 BD-RE FastWrite: Yes I 16:51:26 Zeroing Sectors... I 17:36:38 Synchronising Cache... I 17:36:38 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:45:11 - Total Duration: 00:45:37 I 17:36:38 Average Write Rate: 8,724 KiB/s (2.0x) I also tried a full intialise on a virgin Verbatim BD-RE just out of shrinkwrap. Here the Pioneer took slightly longer - 34 seconds - presumably because it had to set up the spare areas. I 18:39:53 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 18:39:53 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) (Wine v1.6.2) I 18:39:53 Total Physical Memory: 4,047,452 KiB - Available: 3,253,060 KiB I 18:39:54 Initialising ASPI... I 18:39:54 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 18:39:54 -> Drive 1 - Info: PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30-ID60 I 18:39:54 -> Drive 2 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 18:39:54 -> Drive 3 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q SB00 I 18:39:54 -> Drive 4 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 18:39:54 Found 3 DVD±RW/RAMs and 1 BD-RE XL! I 18:42:05 Operation Started! I 18:42:05 Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 I 18:42:05 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 18:42:05 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 18:42:05 Quick Erase: No I 18:42:05 Format Properly: Yes I 18:42:05 Format Size: Preferred I 18:42:05 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 18:42:05 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 18:42:05 Erasing Disc... W 18:42:05 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x02) Not Supported! W 18:42:05 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! I 18:42:40 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:34 I 18:42:40 Operation Started! I 18:42:40 Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 I 18:42:40 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 18:42:40 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 18:42:40 Media Sectors: 11,826,176 I 18:42:40 BD-RE FastWrite: Yes I 18:42:40 Zeroing Sectors... I 19:27:54 Synchronising Cache... I 19:27:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:45:14 - Total Duration: 00:45:48 I 19:27:54 Average Write Rate: 8,714 KiB/s (2.0x) Here's the content of the right hand window with the disc fresh out of its shrinkwrap :- PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 Current Profile: BD-RE Disc Information: Status: Empty State of Last Session: Empty Erasable: Yes MID: CMCMAG-CN2-000 Supported Read Speeds: 10x Current Read Speed: 4.1x - 10x BD Disc Information: Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000 Disc Type: BD-RE Disc Size: 120 mm Disc Class: 0 Disc Version: 2 Number of Layers: 1 Layer Type: Rewritable DVD Layer Present: No CD Layer Present: No Channel Bit Length: 74.50 nm (25 GB Per Layer) BCA Present: Yes Maximum Transfer Rate: Not Specified First PAA of Data Zone: 131,072 Last PAA of Data Zone: 1,658,494 and here it is immediately after the full format :- PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 1.30 Current Profile: BD-RE Disc Information: Status: Complete State of Last Session: Complete Erasable: Yes Sessions: 1 Sectors: 11,826,176 Size: 24,220,008,448 bytes Time: 2628:04:26 (MM:SS:FF) MID: CMCMAG-CN2-000 Supported Read Speeds: 10x Current Read Speed: 4.1x - 10x TOC Information: Session 1... (LBA: 0) -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 11826175) -> LeadOut (LBA: 11826176) Disc Definition Structure: ISA0 Size: 4,096 clustors - Full: No OSA0 Size: 8,192 clustors - Full: No Certified: No Scanned: No BD Disc Information: Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000 Disc Type: BD-RE Disc Size: 120 mm Disc Class: 0 Disc Version: 2 Number of Layers: 1 Layer Type: Rewritable DVD Layer Present: No CD Layer Present: No Channel Bit Length: 74.50 nm (25 GB Per Layer) BCA Present: Yes Maximum Transfer Rate: Not Specified First PAA of Data Zone: 131,072 Last PAA of Data Zone: 1,658,494 We can see that the drive has set the spare areas up but has not checked them. Incidentally one other small difference between the Pioneer and the LG NS40 drives is that we see :- W 18:42:05 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x02) Not Supported! W 18:42:05 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! with the Pioneer as opposed to just :- W 09:46:58 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! with the LG NS40.
  5. Different drives of the same model can perform differently though, so it's not always easy to judge such things. I did wonder if it might be the case that another example of an NS55 might be perfectly OK. Might even be that the one I received had a weak laser or some other issue. But it would be embarrassing to ask for a same model replacement and find it was no better - I don't want Amazon blacklisting me for too many returns! I'll step back from this for a day or two (other things to catch up on!) but I'll try to decide between the 209-DBK and the 209-EBK. I guess it could be that the extra complexity of the optics for the EBK (for TL & QL) might conceivably mean it is worse with "low tech" discs such as BD-RE SL. Indeed that might be why my NS55 performed so much worse than my NS40 as the NS40 does not support TL/QL whereas the NS55 does. OTOH as the EBK is the superior model and there seems to be little price differential between it and the DBK, that points in favour of the EBK. Once I get a new drive I'll reformat (full) the discs that failed on the NS55 and post back with the results. Thanks again
  6. I know some drives can completely bork a rewritable disc from being used at all after writing to them. Yes, that was why having had the failures on the NS55 I immediately reformatted the discs on the NS40. The message said that it predicted the spare area would be all used up. I was worried that to just keep on trying on the NS55 might fatally compromise the disc so I wanted to rescue it ASAP. I guess I've been fairly lucky with my drive/media compatibility in the past. I bought a good stock of Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs and DVD-Rs but I've also used Verbatim CD-R and DVD-R without issue. Also TDK DVD+R DL. No coasters. The only other problem I've ever had also was with Verbatim discs - DVD-RAM 5X which worked for a few months and then progressively went bad. Oh well, their slim line cases came in handy! Anyway thanks to both of you for all your help. I've certainly learned something. I'm currently trying to understand the differences between the Pioneer BDR-209DBK and the BDR-209EBK. I would have assumed the EBK was "better" in terms of what it supports but some web sites seem to suggest it's the other way round.
  7. Well I must bow to your superior knowledge on this. But I'm still a bit baffled. Lightning UK said that his code workaround first does a full format with Quick certification followed by a full format with Full certification. And the W FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! has only ever been seen (by me) on the NS40 in the precise circumstance of trying to full format a disc which has failed full formatting on the NS55. Normally the NS40 never gets the warning. Yet it's (presumably) the same bit of code in ImgBurn driving the operation each time. I wonder if the following might be a plausible explanation of this behaviour. When the format fails on the NS55 because it thinks all the spare area is going to be used up, perhaps it leaves a marker on the disc. The purpose of the marker is to warn any subsequent attempt to format the disc that this format failed and that the spare area is compromised so only a Full certification subsequent format is acceptable. So when the NS40 sees such a disc it recognises this flag and fails ImgBurn's initial request for a full format with Quick certification but accepts its second request for a full format with Full certification. With an untainted disc, both ImgBurn's Quick certification and Full certification full format requests are accepted and so no error message is seen. Unfortunately I've packed the NS55 away for return. Otherwise I would try a repeat of a failed format on it rather than immediately transferring the disc to the NS40. If such a repeat resulted in the same warning it would be interesting. Of course the NS55 firmware might differ from the NS40 so it wouldn't really prove anything conclusively. I'm new to this so the above may be complete garbage. In which case please go gently on me!
  8. I noticed that the FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! message did not occur on the initial failing format on the NS55. It only happened when I attempted (successfully) to reformat the disc on the NS40. I looked at another pair of logs and it was the same. I don't recollect ever seeing this message before the current episode. So next I took a brand new disc (from my earlier stock but that's not significant I think) and formatted it on the NS40 (without involving the NS55 first). As I rather expected there was no 0x03 message. On the basis of an admittedly smallish sample it does appear that the 0x03 message only occurs when a disc has first been formatted on the NS55 but has failed and then the format is retried on the NS40. Which suggests that the NS55 leaves the disc in a state somewhat different from a virgin disc - well one would expect that of course - and somehow this results in the 0x03 response on the NS40. Here's the log of this latest run on the NS40. I 17:06:47 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 17:06:47 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) (Wine v1.6.2) I 17:06:47 Total Physical Memory: 16,367,932 KiB - Available: 14,831,240 KiB I 17:06:47 Initialising ASPI... I 17:06:47 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 17:06:47 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB SB01 I 17:06:47 -> Drive 2 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01-A1 I 17:06:48 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-RE XL! I 17:07:21 Operation Started! I 17:07:21 Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 17:07:21 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 17:07:21 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 17:07:21 Quick Erase: No I 17:07:21 Format Properly: Yes I 17:07:21 Format Size: Preferred I 17:07:21 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 17:07:21 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 17:07:21 Erasing Disc... I 18:10:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 01:02:53 I 18:10:15 Operation Started! I 18:10:15 Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 18:10:15 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 18:10:15 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 18:10:15 Media Sectors: 11,826,176 I 18:10:15 BD-RE FastWrite: Yes I 18:10:15 Zeroing Sectors... I 18:54:54 Synchronising Cache... I 18:54:55 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:44:39 - Total Duration: 01:47:33 I 18:54:55 Average Write Rate: 8,828 KiB/s (2.0x) I've done an online return with Amazon for the NS55 and have packaged it all up for delivery to a collection point tomorrow morning. I will look around for a 209 shortly. Many thanks for all your help and I hope the above feedback may be of some interest even if not terribly useful!
  9. Many thanks for the quick reply. I believe Verbatim do farm out some of their BD-RE production to CMC. The ones I bought over two years ago were from Currys and were in a box containing 20 discs each in a shink wrapped slim CD jewel case. The recent ones were from Amazon and in boxes of 5 with each disc in a shing wrapped full width CD jewel case. Both suppliers are reputable so it's unlikely the discs are fakes but as you say they are not actually manufactured by Verbatim. How could one tell before purchasing though? On the drives' internal certification what I am seeing is that the NS55 typically fails after about 5 minutes. The same disc always succeeds on the NS40 but here the internal certification always takes about 63 minutes. Is that definitely a lesser full certification than the NS55 is attempting (and failing on)? Thanks again
  10. I've been using ImgBurn for many years and it's a great program. And I do not think it is at fault here in any way. But I'd really appreciate any help and advice others may be able to give me. My main system has an LG BH16NS40 BluRay Rewriter. I use it to write backups to BD-RE. Single layer Verbatim 2x media. Operating System is Linux Mint 17.3 with Wine v1.6.2. I also use Windows 8.1 occasionally (dual boot). There have been zero issues over the last two and a half years. I have a second PC with an identical Linux/WINE software setup. A few days ago I bought an LG BH16NS55 BluRay Rewriter for it. I also bought another pile of Verbatim BD-RE SL 2x media. I found that when I did my normal Full Format (WITH Spare Areas), on rather more than 50% of the discs the format fails while still in the drive's internal phase ie before ImgBurn starts zeroing sectors. Here's a typical log (note I hit F8 a couple of times to see what was going on). I 09:17:07 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 09:17:07 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) (Wine v1.6.2) I 09:17:07 Total Physical Memory: 4,047,452 KiB - Available: 3,537,472 KiB I 09:17:07 Initialising ASPI... I 09:17:07 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 09:17:07 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS55 1.02 I 09:17:07 -> Drive 2 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 09:17:07 -> Drive 3 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q SB00 I 09:17:07 -> Drive 4 - Info: MATSHITA DVD-RAM SW-9574S A100 I 09:17:07 Found 3 DVD±RW/RAMs and 1 BD-RE XL! I 09:18:32 Operation Started! I 09:18:32 Device: [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS55 1.02 I 09:18:32 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 09:18:32 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 09:18:32 Quick Erase: No I 09:18:32 Format Properly: Yes I 09:18:32 Format Size: Preferred I 09:18:32 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 09:18:32 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 09:18:32 Erasing Disc... W 09:22:54 I/O Interface 'Debug Mode' has been Enabled! I 09:22:54 [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS55 1.02 I 09:22:54 CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00 I 09:22:54 CDB Interpretation: Test Unit Ready E 09:22:54 SENSE: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 04 00 80 00 00 E 09:22:54 SENSE SK Interpretation: Not Ready E 09:22:54 SENSE ASC/ASCQ Interpretation: Logical Unit not ready, Format in progress - 0% I 09:22:55 [0:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS55 1.02 I 09:22:55 CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00 I 09:22:55 CDB Interpretation: Test Unit Ready E 09:22:55 SENSE: 70 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 04 00 80 00 00 E 09:22:55 SENSE SK Interpretation: Not Ready E 09:22:55 SENSE ASC/ASCQ Interpretation: Logical Unit not ready, Format in progress - 0% W 09:22:56 I/O Interface 'Debug Mode' has been Disabled! W 09:23:19 Potential 'WaitImmediateIO' Deferred Error - (0%, 0/4) - Spare Area Exhaustion Failure Prediction Threshold Exceeded E 09:23:21 Failed to Erase Disc! - Reason: Spare Area Exhaustion Failure Prediction Threshold Exceeded E 09:23:21 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:04:49 I then carried the same disc back to the other PC and repeated the exercise - completely successfully - here's the log - again I hit F8 a couple of times which gives the extra logging inside the Debug Enabled/Disabled pairs. I 09:45:44 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started! I 09:45:44 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 3) (Wine v1.6.2) I 09:45:44 Total Physical Memory: 16,367,932 KiB - Available: 15,707,972 KiB I 09:45:44 Initialising ASPI... I 09:45:44 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 09:45:44 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB SB01 I 09:45:44 -> Drive 2 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01-A1 I 09:45:44 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-RE XL! I 09:46:58 Operation Started! I 09:46:58 Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 09:46:58 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 09:46:58 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 09:46:58 Quick Erase: No I 09:46:58 Format Properly: Yes I 09:46:58 Format Size: Preferred I 09:46:58 Format With Full Certification: Yes I 09:46:58 Format Without Spare Areas: No I 09:46:58 Erasing Disc... W 09:46:58 FormatDisc(FT: 0x30, FST: 0x03) Not Supported! W 10:33:56 I/O Interface 'Debug Mode' has been Enabled! I 10:33:57 [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 10:33:57 CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00 I 10:33:57 CDB Interpretation: Test Unit Ready E 10:33:57 SENSE: 71 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 04 00 80 00 00 E 10:33:57 SENSE SK Interpretation: Not Ready E 10:33:57 SENSE ASC/ASCQ Interpretation: Logical Unit not ready, Format in progress - 0% I 10:33:58 [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 10:33:58 CDB: 00 00 00 00 00 00 I 10:33:58 CDB Interpretation: Test Unit Ready E 10:33:58 SENSE: 71 00 02 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 04 04 00 80 00 00 E 10:33:58 SENSE SK Interpretation: Not Ready E 10:33:58 SENSE ASC/ASCQ Interpretation: Logical Unit not ready, Format in progress - 0% W 10:33:58 I/O Interface 'Debug Mode' has been Disabled! I 10:49:38 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 01:02:39 I 10:49:38 Operation Started! I 10:49:38 Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH16NS40 1.01 I 10:49:38 Media Type: BD-RE (Disc ID: CMCMAG-CN2-000) I 10:49:38 Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x I 10:49:38 Media Sectors: 11,826,176 I 10:49:38 BD-RE FastWrite: Yes I 10:49:38 Zeroing Sectors... I 11:34:18 Synchronising Cache... I 11:34:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:44:39 - Total Duration: 01:47:19 I 11:34:18 Average Write Rate: 8,828 KiB/s (2.0x) Just in case the new Verbatim media might be marginal, I still had a few unopened (still in shrink wrap) discs from my original Verbatim batch of over two years ago. So I repeated the exercise with one of these and it was the same - failed on the BH16NS55, worked on the BH16NS40. Not every disc has failed on the BH16NS55 but rather more than half have. My inclination is to return the drive to Amazon as faulty (well it's not fit for my purpose and the manual says it supports Verbatim BD-RE SL 2x media) and claim a refund. Assuming I can do that, I then need to choose another drive. I wonder if LG are trying to support so many more exotic types of BD disc nowadays that their firmware is not so good with simple old 2x BD-RE-SL. As my good LG drive is getting on for three years old, I don't suppose I'm going to find another with the same firmware. So I wonder if perhaps a Pioneer 209 might be a better bet. Many thanks for reading this, and even more thanks if you can reply!
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