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  1. Depends on your definition of a few. I always try 3 times in a row before I declare a hardware failure. If you burned 3 to 5 discs that failed in a row, then it's most likely the hardware, particularly if you had no problems with these BD-R before. However, there is something to note: I 07:30:15 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-BA3-000) CMC Magnetics makes the worst optical discs out there. So, it's not uncommon to have a package of discs where a lot of them burn fine in a row and then you get some errors in a row.
  2. The ASUS BW-16D1HT is a good enough BD model of choice so long as you don't need to burn DVD+R DL. I stopped testing it when it failed on that media, but it was working on DVD+RW, DVD-R, and BD-R. However, as I said, I never tested it beyond those 3 media types so I don't know what other gotchas may be present. Although the jury was still out on DVD+RW, I think, because I seem to recall being uncertain if the skips in playback on testing were because of the ASUS drive. I never got around to further detailed testing before the DVD+R DL failure was a deal killer.
  3. One of the good things about LG is their very good replacement policy. I have one that I need to return sometime this week. I've been returning dead or faulty units for about 3 years now and I've never been charged a replacement fee. Even though the out of warranty replacement fee is $50, and they've told me it would cost $50, they've never actually ever charged me for a replacement, even for out of warranty units. Even if they did charge me, I'd pay for it as it's cheaper than buying a whole new unit.
  4. I've read on these forums that it does seem to matter in what part of the world you live in that determines who makes what. So, I've heard a few times here that in Europe, Verbatim farms out to CMC for their BD-R. So, there's really not much you can do about that. Unfortunately, LG is the best of the worst. Pioneer used to make a fine product, but no more. I've been telling them of a firmware error in their drives for over 5 years now and they still haven't corrected it. The last one I had, Pioneer had to refund my money because it died before 2 months after purchase. ASUS is fine if you have no plans on burning DVD+R DL discs as it cannot properly write to those. I told them, too, what the firmware problem was, but they refuse to address it, either. The different model numbering schemes of Pioneers generally refer to the extra features they have. For instance, the base model doesn't support XL media. One model is probably an Ultra HD BD drive. If you're going to give Pioneer a try, you may want to hold off for a bit. There are rumors Pioneer is preparing the 213 line for release soon. They've already ceased production, so it goes, on the 212 series and are just selling remaining stock now to clear out for the 213's. I am waiting on the 213 to see if they've ever fixed the nagging firmware issue. If you're interested in what I use, it's the LG WH16NS60. The NS40 is cheaper, but it does not write properly to BD DL media. While I'll never use the Ultra 4K Blu-Ray feature of the NS60 that makes it more expensive, it does properly write to BD-RE DL I've tested it with.
  5. In what part of the world are you? I've never seen Verbatim BD-R packaging like that before. I've heard of Verbatim DataLife Plus, but never DataLife. Life Series DVD and CD are the CMC junk media, but DataLife Plus CD and DVD are the Mitsubishi MKM good stuff. I think in certain parts of the world, Verbatim farms out their BD-R to CMC. In North America, the Disc ID is VERBAT-IM. Could you post an image of the label surface on top of one of these BD-R? It could be the CMC discs. I know with some CMC DVD+R, once burned, some DVD players do not recognize they're inserted. So, that could have happened with your burned BD-R in your drive. The drive isn't recognizing a CMC inserted burned disc. You can tell by putting one of these BD-R you burned in a drive and in ImgBurn in either read or write modes, there's a line in the pane of information on the right that says something like Disc ID/DID or Manufacturer ID/MID. If it says CMC, you burned a CMC. If it says VERBAT-IM, you burned one of the higher quality discs. Which means we'll have to dig deeper into the problem. But, doing that will tell if you burned a CMC or VERBAT-IM BD-R as it seems you may be a bit uncertain as to which log you may have attached. If you did brick the burner, you're probably better off just getting a new one. I've never come across that situation, but I'd say it's relatively impossible to unbrick a device without sending it in to the manufacturer. Even the, the manufacturer will just replace it because it's cheaper and easier. LG firmware updaters are, generally, smart enough to know what device you've attached and if the firmware you're trying to flash is incompatible. Unless you were using custom home brew firmware and were using an outside flasher.
  6. If you check the bottom of the disc and see two different colors in the ring, one darker than the other, the darker area is the part that was burned. This could be your issue: I 02:20:48 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-BA5-000) CMC Magnetics makes the worst optical media out there. (Ironically enough, they own Verbatim, which also distributes the best media out there. Though they don't always MAKE their own best media.) It's not unusual to get a package of discs where some work fine but others don't. Do you have an image of the packaging you can link? It's a bit odd for Verbatim BD-R to use CMC MAG, as the normal Disc ID, at least in North America, has VERBAT-IM in it. I've used that drive you're using a long time ago, and I do know it works on Verbatim BD-R when the Disc ID has VERBAT-IM in it.
  7. TDK made the CMC DVD-R I tested out cheaply from Big Lots. So, they weren't an expensive gamble to see if they were any good. But, it does go to show TDK will use CMC. Ironically enough, TDK made decent DVD+R DL last time I tested them. The Verbatim AZO will say so on the package. For instance, I've used these before, currently unavailable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008L3HV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The inkjet label CD-R's you linked look like the good stuff I've gotten. Here are the last good Mitsubishi CD-R I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001LS35W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 Granted, I haven't gotten any of those in over 6 years. So, they may no longer be the same high quality they used to be.
  8. What you want to look for are Verbatim, but NOT the Life Series. They're called DataLife Plus. They might also be listed as AZO dye. You will only find them online. You tried Amazon; was that Amazon.com in the US? I get my Verbatim DataLife Plus/AZO CD-R from Amazon.com in the US.
  9. Probably false positives for PUP's, as I said. Just because the disc surface has been polished up doesn't mean the data itself isn't unreadable. And if you're getting other discs that read in ImgBurn and not this one disc, then it's pretty much the disc that won't read is the problem. You will know for sure if Alcohol doesn't work or if another drive doesn't.
  10. I suggested the Alcohol as a final proof of concept. We know there's a problem reading this disc in ImgBurn. If it fails in a 2nd drive AND in Alcohol, then the problem is definitely the disc.
  11. I haven't used it in years, but I'd suggest trying the Alcohol site. http://trial.alcohol-soft.com/en/downloadtrial.php There are free trial and free edition downloads at that site. As I said, it's been a long time since I've used it, so I don't remember what the free editions can and can't do. I would guess the free editions probably can't write images, but they may be able to save as ISO or whatever format is necessary that ImgBurn can burn. Those AV warnings may simply be PUP alerts. PUP's are Potentially Unwanted Programs, not viruses. The software may ask you if you want to install some other bundled software along with it, particularly if it's free, so don't get click happy installing it. AV vendors often times lump PUP's into virus positives because it's simply easier on them to code.
  12. If another drive doesn't work, try using Alcohol to read it. Some of the discs in my collection would not read with certain hardware and ImgBurn, but Alcohol did. If another drive AND another software don't work, then the culprit is probably the disc has gone bad with age and simply can't be read fully anymore. It is almost 20 years since the retirement of the original Playstation hardware.
  13. I think LUK meant for you to attach the .CUE file to a reply. That would be easier, but I suppose he can take the CUE text and create his own CUE file.
  14. I was thinking it was Mixed Mode. Which makes verifying the burn a little more difficult as there's no way to ensure the data on the data track is not corrupt. Without an original disc to compare the source files to, you've no idea if the data files in the data track are corrupt in the original image.
  15. Since it's an audio CD, it would be relatively easy to determine if it's a working burn. However, it would take some time. Listen to the CD. If there are no skips, hisses, pops, or pauses, then it probably burned correctly. Is there a data track on the disc? e.g. a Mixed Mode CD?
  16. Never heard of AnyBurn before, so I've no idea how differently it handles images versus ImgBurn. Probably not a bug in ImgBurn. Just that AnyBurn is probably not performing as thorough a check on the contents as ImgBurn is. But, I'll have to let LUK reply further on that point.
  17. Given you're using the high quality CD media in the log and given that you've tried different media, CD-R and CD-RW, and given that you tried this same image in different burners, I'd say the problem is in the image file you have. It's corrupted somehow. Particularly if you downloaded this image file, it's most likely the problem. Lots of images posted online are corrupt. Although the log itself doesn't show any error near as I can see.
  18. TI was doing this USB forgetting or not finding them over a decade ago, which was the last time I used it. I've never done it with TI so I can't say, but particularly if you're cloning from one type of hardware to another, you may even to run ReDeploy in Reflect. I've never used the cloning feature of Reflect, but there are several posts I've seen on its forums regarding people needing help with it.
  19. Did you try the Fix Boot Problems in the Reflect Rescue Media? There are a few posts on the Macrium support forums right now from some who are having cloning issues. They keep getting Error 9 trying to read, though. I moved away from True Image a long time ago because the recovery media either never recognized the external HDD or, worse, DID BUT, AFTER DELETING the target partition for restore, the software conveniently FORGETS the USB HDD was there, rendering you with an unbootable system! After that last fiasco where it HAD SEEMED TI was FINALLY viable again, I left it far behind. As you said, TI is now some kind of cyber security bloatware.
  20. I've seen you over there. I use the same name, too. You also introduced me to Macrium Reflect, which I've been using ever since and became a beta tester for them for their Version 8 they released earlier this year.
  21. Well, maybe LUK will make you a Beta Team Member. Aren't you a beta tester for Redfox? Or are you just a knowledgeable user on their forum?
  22. Can't explain that one. Seems to be a Windows issue, beyond the scope of ImgBurn. I know I import a .REG file with all of my preferred ImgBurn settings when installing the software for the first time and any changes that get made afterwards are saved later.
  23. Any particular settings you can name off the top of your head? One of the betas addressed the window positions not being saved, but I think that was a bug introduced as a result of the first beta from this year and some arcane Windows issue.
  24. Well, they were beta releases, so they're only available for beta team members. Your avatar just says you're a member, so you wouldn't have had access to the links or topics.
  25. Ever since the introduction of UAC up until some point this year, I always disabled UAC. I have good security practices, don't visit sketch sites, don't download software cracks, etc. But, I enabled it earlier this year because I got to thinking. I also never used to use seat belts until about 10 years ago. I hadn't been in an accident, but that's not a reason why you SHOULDN'T wear seat belts. You SHOULD wear them because you COULD get into an accident.
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