I have been using BD-RE-DL media for some time on two Pioneer BD-writers, a 06-series and a newer 09-series writer which supports BD-XL format. Up until recently, I have been using an older version of Nero for BD-RE-DL writing which works perfectly fine up to 50 GB capacity BDs, but as I will soon start to use Sony BD-RE-TL 100 GB media, I decided to use IMGBURN 2.58 for a few trials of Verbatim BD-RE-DL 50 GB media writes.
I noticed that even when a BD-RE-DL disc is virgin, IMGBURN still insists on doing a full erasure pass when starting the write process. As such, this causes an additional 90 minutes of full erasure wait time for a BD-RE-DL disc write in addition to the write and verification process. For a full BD-RE-DL disc, the total wait time would therefore be quite long. I recall that when I used Nero on a virgin BD-RE-DL disc write, it was not necessary for a full disc erasure on the BD-RE medium. Is there anyway for IMGBURN to skip the virgin disc full erasure pass? Why is this full erasure pass necessary even when the disc is virgin or empty? For example, if I use Nero to complete a full erasure on a BD-RE and then use IMGBURN to do a new writing pass, how can I avoid another full erasure pass by IMGBURN?
I also noticed that a BE-RE-DL disc put through a full erasure procedure with IMGBURN, when viewed in Nero's DISC INFO function, shows that the disc has a single session of a size of the full disc space of the BD-RE. Whereas, when I perform a full erasure with Nero on the same BD-RE, the final result using DISC INFO shows that the disc is in empty status. I'm wondering what the difference is in Imgburn's full erasure procedure that doesn't seem to produce a true empty BD-RE disc.
Thanks for any suggestions or help.
Edited by discuser, 06 April 2018 - 03:36 AM.