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I'm not sure if it's a bug but something was weird then I burned two DVD+R DL (Verbatim) using BE08LU20 (last firmware).

It showed me a negative device buffer. It said '-6300%'. Does anyone what happened there?

 

I've got two other small questions:

1. The device buffer is usually for a CD full at 25% and for a Blu-Ray 94%. Are those fine?

2. I burned today a data Blu-Ray and he lost the buffer twice (Waiting for buffers to recover...). He had to burn a lot of very small files. Is it possible that he lost the buffers because of that tiny files? The disc was fine during verifciation.

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I wouldn't be too worried about it.  Computers often times guestimate and programs make wildly inaccurate guesses.  For instance, when I use Handbrake to convert video files, it will say initially that the time remaining to finish is -1:01.  After a few seconds, it adds in the appropriate "real" values.

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, that random values aren't really unknown for me. But the negative 6300% didn't change on two DVD+R DL. To be honest I can't tell how it was in the past (long time ago I burned another DVD DL).

But the discs is pretty fine. I checked them on multiple devices.

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The value comes from the drive itself. So, for whatever reason, it returned weird sizes for the buffer itself and/or the amount used.

 

If it keeps doing it, you could enable I/O debug mode so it logs the size of the buffer before it starts to burn and captures the usage (again, as reported by the drive) during the actual burning phase.

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Can you tell me how to enable the debug mode? I didn't find it in the settings on several tabs.

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