ASUS F2A85-V motherboard, AMD A10 5700 APU, 4 GB RAM. Motherboard is all SATA, no IDE.
Two optical drives:
1) LG HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NS95 (SATA)
2) LG HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H10N (IDE, connected via DeLOCK 61719 IDE to SATA adaptor).
The second drive has givem me problems today after working before.
A while ago l I successfully copied a few audio CDs (Read/Write) using this drive. Here are the last lines of a log for one of them:
I 23:48:28 Operation Started! I 23:48:28 Source Device: [3:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N JL11 (F:) (SATA) I 23:48:28 Source Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m24s16f, Sony Corp.) I 23:48:28 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 10x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x I 23:48:28 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x I 23:48:28 Image File: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.cue I 23:48:28 Image File Sectors: 244,460 (AUDIO/2352) I 23:48:28 Image File Size: 574,969,920 bytes I 23:48:28 Image File File System(s): None I 23:48:28 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX I 23:48:30 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (2 Tracks, LBA: 0 - 244459) I 23:48:30 Verifying Track 1 of 2... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 0 - 121501) I 23:49:44 Verifying Track 2 of 2... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 121502 - 244459) I 23:50:42 Exporting Graph Data... I 23:50:42 Graph Data File: C:\Users\jorgk\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H10N_JL11_SATURDAY-27-APRIL-2013_23-40_97m24s16f_8x.ibg I 23:50:42 Export Successfully Completed! I 23:50:42 File Successfully Deleted: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.bin I 23:50:42 File Successfully Deleted: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.cue I 23:50:42 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:06 I 23:50:42 Average Verify Rate: 4,528 KB/s (30.2x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 6,155 KB/s (41.0x) I 23:51:03 Close Request Acknowledged I 23:51:03 Closing Down... I 23:51:03 Shutting down SPTI... I 23:51:03 ImgBurn closed! ===
I also wrote a few CDs using (FLAC) audio data. So far so good.
Today I wanted to copy a few more CDs and suddenly, what had worked before, now no longer worked. The process hung during the writing of the LeadIn. It was so badly blocked, that I had to kill the process. No log was written. The CD drive was still locked. Even after a restart it was locked and I couldn't get the CD out. I actually had to power the PC down and start it up again, before I could take my coaster out.
Then I swapped the LG GSA-H10N (with firmware JL11) for the same model, this time with firmware JL10. I tried again, and it hung again. I killed ImgBurn, so no log was written. Second coaster for the day.
I tried copying different CD, and now it worked:
I 19:53:00 Verifying Track 11 of 11... (AUDIO/2352, LBA: 294769 - 327947) I 19:53:18 Exporting Graph Data... I 19:53:18 Graph Data File: C:\Users\jorgk\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H10N_JL10_WEDNESDAY-22-MAY-2013_19-40_97m17s06f_8x.ibg I 19:53:18 Export Successfully Completed! I 19:53:18 File Successfully Deleted: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.bin I 19:53:18 File Successfully Deleted: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.cue I 19:53:18 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:02:37 I 19:53:18 Average Verify Rate: 4,859 KB/s (32.4x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 6,829 KB/s (45.5x) ===
Then I tried one more CD and it failed again, third coaster for the day. This time I didn't kill ImgBurn, instead I shut down and got a log:
I 20:12:48 Operation Started! I 20:12:48 Source File: H:\SCRATCH\ImgBurn\Image.cue I 20:12:48 Source File Sectors: 310,961 (AUDIO/2352) I 20:12:48 Source File Size: 731,380,272 bytes I 20:12:48 Source File File System(s): None I 20:12:48 Destination Device: [3:0:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N JL10 (F:) (SATA) I 20:12:48 Destination Media Type: CD-R (Disc ID: 97m17s06f, Moser Baer India) I 20:12:48 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x, 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x I 20:12:48 Destination Media Sectors: 359,847 I 20:12:48 Write Mode: CD I 20:12:48 Write Type: SAO I 20:12:48 Write Speed: 8x I 20:12:48 Lock Volume: Yes I 20:12:48 Test Mode: No I 20:12:48 OPC: No I 20:12:48 BURN-Proof: Enabled I 20:12:48 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 1,411 KB/s (8x) I 20:12:48 Filling Buffer... (80 MB) I 20:12:49 Writing LeadIn... I 20:26:34 Abort Request Acknowledged ===
Note that it hung 14 minutes writing the LeadIn.
Before today I had no problem to write CDs on my old LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N, firmware JL11.
Today three out of four attempts failed with this model, I tried two units, the one with firmware JL11 (one failure), the other with firmware JL10 (two failures, one success).
On the newer drive LG HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NS95 I haven't had a failure so far.