Early this week I bought one spindle of Primeon double layer blu-ray, I read good things about them, even people burning it with same burner that I have without problems.
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As soon as I received it tried to burn one disc, no problem at all, it seems to be a quality media. Then I was just curious if maybe there was a new firmware for my burner, several months without checking for a new one, and I guess it, there were new firmwares for latest Pioneer burners (I think), these models: BDR-211EBK, BDR-211UBK, BDR-209EBK, BDR-209UBK (BDR-2209), BDR-209DBK, BDR-S09XLB y BDR-S09XLT
My burner is the Pioneer BDR-209DBK, and my previous firmware 1.34, and the new one is 1.50 (updated Mar 2, 2018)
As you can suppose, I could not resist and updated my burner with the new firmware, and now I can't burn Primeon blu-ray discs, I'm very dissapointed.
As you can see in the image, the burn process never starts. Time elapsed does not appear in the screenshot but I waited more than 8 minutes, at least I dont' get a coaster.
Here you have the log, but I think it does not matter because the burn process does not start at all:
I 17:39:24 ImgBurn Version 188.8.131.52 started!
I 17:39:24 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 17:39:24 Total Physical Memory: 16.716.280 KiB - Available: 14.941.444 KiB
I 17:39:24 Initialising SPTI...
I 17:39:24 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 17:39:25 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0 LN00-78 (J:) (SATA)
I 17:39:25 -> Drive 2 - Info: PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209D 1.50-ID61 (Q:) (SATA)
I 17:39:25 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM and 1 BD-RE!
I 17:41:15 Operation Started!
I 17:41:15 Building Image Tree...
I 17:41:16 Calculating Totals...
I 17:41:16 Preparing Image...
I 17:41:16 Contents: 2.136 Files, 47 Folders
I 17:41:16 Content Type: BD Video
I 17:41:16 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 17:41:16 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 17:41:16 Volume Label: [Not Configured]
I 17:41:16 Size: 47.238.877.519 bytes
I 17:41:16 Sectors: 23.067.116
I 17:41:16 Image Size: 47.251.652.608 bytes
I 17:41:16 Image Sectors: 23.072.096
I 17:41:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:00
I 17:42:06 Operation Started!
I 17:42:07 Building Image Tree...
I 17:42:09 Calculating Totals...
I 17:42:09 Preparing Image...
I 17:42:09 Contents: 2.136 Files, 47 Folders
I 17:42:09 Content Type: BD Video
I 17:42:09 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 17:42:09 File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 17:42:09 Volume Label: Stoker (2013) Full Blu-ray
I 17:42:09 Size: 47.238.877.519 bytes
I 17:42:09 Sectors: 23.067.116
I 17:42:09 Image Size: 47.251.652.608 bytes
I 17:42:09 Image Sectors: 23.072.096
I 17:42:16 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:09
I 17:42:16 Operation Started!
I 17:42:16 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 17:42:16 Source File Sectors: 23.072.096 (MODE1/2048)
I 17:42:16 Source File Size: 47.251.652.608 bytes
I 17:42:16 Source File Volume Identifier: Stoker (2013) Full Blu-ray
I 17:42:16 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 4C728D430160042C
I 17:42:16 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v184.108.40.206
I 17:42:16 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 17:42:16 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)
I 17:42:16 Destination Device: [3:0:0] PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209D 1.50 (Q:) (SATA)
I 17:42:16 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: RITEK-DR3-000)
I 17:42:16 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x; 4x; 6x; 8x
I 17:42:16 Destination Media Sectors: 24.438.784
I 17:42:16 Write Mode: BD
I 17:42:16 Write Type: DAO
I 17:42:16 Write Speed: 2x
I 17:42:16 Hardware Defect Management Active: No
I 17:42:16 BD-R Verify Not Required: Yes
I 17:42:16 Link Size: Auto
I 17:42:16 Lock Volume: Yes
I 17:42:16 Test Mode: No
I 17:42:16 OPC: No
I 17:42:16 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 17:42:16 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 8.990 KB/s (2x)
I 17:42:16 Advanced Settings - Optimal Writing Speed: No
After waiting several minutes I try to kill Imgburn with task manager, and apparently the program is closed but the process is shown in task manager, the hard disk led is permanently on and I can't eject the burner tray, so I'm forced to reboot, no problem doing that.
I tried desperately several things, but I'm sure that the problem is related with the new firmware.
- Different burning speeds
- Reinstalling Imgburn
- Reinstalling chipset driver
- Uninstalling the burner from 'Device manager' booting in safe mode and booting again after doing this to get it installed again in normal mode
- Enable OPC
- Try a different Primeon disc
- And lastly I tried a Verbatim double layer blu-ray, and no problem with this one (not problem with the previous firmware either)
Aside from this, I can read the Primeon burnt disc with the previous firmware, and Imgburn keeps showing me the info about these discs
Pioneer firmware website:
SO BE CAREFUL WITH THIS NEW FIRMWARE!!, I don't suggest you to update it, because it seems that there is no way back.
Surely I'll will send an e-mail to Pioneer, I still can't believe this :-(