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The Semaphore timeout period has expired???

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Ok so I have a lite on iHAS424 flashed to burn XGD 3 games. On my hp laptop running Windows Vista using IMGburn it work perfectly fine. Now I bought a brand new ASUS with Windows 7 and im using IMGburn but its giving me and error after 2% stating THE SEMAPHORE TIMEOUT PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. Both PC's are laptops and the Lite on drive is hooked up through a SATA to USB connection. Can Someone help me out??? Sorry I dont have a log in order to get the log ill have to waste another disc and there expensive.

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Sounds as the "box" SATA --> USB that is the issue. Some USB equipment just go grazy and report that semaphore error.

 

No chance you can connect it directly USB --> USB?

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I have it connected from the sata cable to a usb directly to the laptop theres no other way to connect it. Its just weird it works fine on the other laptop and not this one but the other one isnt mine

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That's just the odd thing with the semaphore issue. It works on some computers and not on some. :(

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I just tryed it on my step moms dell windows 7 laptop and the same issue. Heres the log from it.

 

 

I 14:17:08 ImgBurn Version 2.5.7.0 started!

I 14:17:08 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7600)

I 14:17:08 Total Physical Memory: 3,105,140 KB - Available: 1,605,144 KB

I 14:17:08 Initialising SPTI...

I 14:17:09 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 14:17:11 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT30N A101-10 (D:) (ATAPI)

I 14:17:11 -> Drive 2 - Info: ATAPI iHAS424 B GL1A (E:) (USB)

I 14:17:11 Found 2 DVD±RW/RAMs!

I 14:19:05 Operation Started!

I 14:19:06 Source File: F:\Mass.Effect.3.XBOX360-COMPLEX\complex-masseffect3_dvd1.dvd

I 14:19:06 Source File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)

I 14:19:06 Source File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes

I 14:19:06 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM

I 14:19:06 Source File Volume Set Identifier: ee818000MS UDFBridge

I 14:19:06 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)

I 14:19:06 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF

I 14:19:06 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)

I 14:19:06 Destination Device: [0:0:0] ATAPI iHAS424 B GL1A (E:) (USB)

I 14:19:06 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00)

I 14:19:06 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x

I 14:19:06 Destination Media Sectors: 4,267,040

I 14:19:06 Write Mode: DVD

I 14:19:06 Write Type: DAO

I 14:19:06 Write Speed: 2.4x

I 14:19:06 DVD+R DL Reserve Track: No

I 14:19:06 Link Size: Auto

I 14:19:06 Lock Volume: Yes

I 14:19:06 Test Mode: No

I 14:19:06 OPC: No

I 14:19:06 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 14:19:06 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)

I 14:19:06 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM

I 14:19:06 Advanced Settings - Force HT: No, Online HT: No, OverSpeed: No, SmartBurn: Yes

I 14:19:06 User Specified L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,133,520

I 14:19:06 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!

I 14:19:15 Filling Buffer... (80 MB)

I 14:19:18 Writing LeadIn...

W 14:19:59 Failed to Write Sectors 576 - 607 - Reason: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

W 14:19:59 Retrying (1 of 20)...

I 14:19:59 Writing LeadIn...

I 14:19:59 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)

I 14:19:59 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)

I 14:19:59 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)

W 14:19:59 Failed to Write Sectors 1152 - 1183 - Reason: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

W 14:19:59 Retrying (1 of 20)...

I 14:20:00 Writing Sectors...

W 14:20:10 Failed to Write Sectors 17536 - 17567 - Reason: The semaphore timeout period has expired.

W 14:20:11 Retrying (1 of 20)...

I 14:20:11 Writing Sectors...

 

Then I had to shut the burner down cause it wouldnt write no more

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I 14:17:08 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7600)

 

There were some updates in SP1 regarding USB stuff.

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I wonder if going via a powered USB hub would make a difference?

 

Failing that, I assume your new laptop doesn't have an eSATA or you'd already be using it?

 

You could get an (e)SATA ExpressCard and plug it into that... or maybe just another USB one - as the semaphore timeout seems to just be a weird glitch between USB chipsets.

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You could get an (e)SATA ExpressCard and plug it into that... or maybe just another USB one - as the semaphore timeout seems to just be a weird glitch between USB chipsets.

 

Curious.

 

Have you seen any semaphore issues on USB 3.0 devices?

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Not personally, no.

 

I don't have much use for optical drives in USB enclosures these days though and my only USB 3.0 device is just for hdds. I think optical drive sized ones are quite rare.

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