I was wondering if anyone here could help me to figure out the reasons behind the subject... I've tried searching the Net for answers to no avail.
A bit more detailed description follows. I've got a NEC DVD-RW ND-3520AW drive with the latest firmware (3.07). I burn a Verbatim DVD-R 4.7GB disk (MCC 03RG20) using the latest ImgBurn (188.8.131.52). Before the burn I get this drive/disk information (under the spoiler to not clutter things up):
The most important detail to spot is "Current Profile: DVD-R". And after the burn (and cycling the drive) I then get this information:
And so now I get "Current Profile: DVD-RW". It's not just weird, it also has some bad side-effects... One of these being I can't burn and then verify, because when I do so the verification fails with the following messages:
Session 1, Track 1 is smaller on the disc than it is in the image file. Disc's Track Sectors: 1 (TOC Sectors: 1) Image File's Track Sectors: 2013008 (TOC Sectors: 2013008)
And this is kinda showstopper for me, because I believe verification is a must... Also Verbatim DVD+R's retain their book type after being burned under same conditions (and get verified). So the questions I hope someone can shed some light on are:
- Is this behavior considered expected for DVD-R's? If so, then how do people get these verified?
- Could it be this behavior is specific to Verbatim DVD-R's and some other DVD-R's would not behave the same?
- Could it be some bugs of my drive are the cause?
- Could it be some bugs in ImgBurn are the cause?
- Are there any settings in ImgBurn I can try to adjust to avoid this behavior?
- Something else I can't even guess?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.