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Dear,

I am encountering problem while burning game Assasins creed ROGUE. During verification I receive I/O error message.   (message attached)  This message appears whenI burn some games not for all games. I have succesfully downloaded & burned FIFA 15, DON BRADMAN CRICKET 

2014 and several other games. This I/O message appears only for ASSASINS CREED ROGUE, SPIDER MAN - 2, LEGO JURASSIC PARK & other fewer games. 

 

Please help me solve this problem.........

 

Awaiting suggestions, Thanks in advance

 

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It has nothing to do with what you're burning (this image or that image - assuming they're the same size), it's just a drive/firmware/nedia combo issue.

 

Post the log please.

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Yeah, most likely the cause is the media.  You probably got burns that completed because you were using different media than ones that failed.  Or your drive is going bad which can mean it sometimes work okay and sometimes doesn't.

 

 

As was said, we'd need a log of a bad burn to see what the MID on these discs is and any other errors.  Plus, getting the disc info for a disc that burned okay would help, too.

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Thanks for your reply....I would appreciate your help if you help me get the Log of this issue.

I am unable to find, from where I can find the log.

Thanks for your reply once again.

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Under Help, choose ImgBurn Logs.  It will open the folder containing your log file.  You'll need to open the file (There was only 1 log file in my folder, with logs dated from yesterday.) and find the burn.  I don't know how many logs are retained, if there are more than 1 file, or how far back the log file, if there's only 1 file, goes in terms of days/numbers of burns.

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Really appreciate your feedback...

I am hopeful it will be able to solve the problem. Please find below  log file :

 

ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 - Log

;   Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 10:32:38
; \\****************************************//
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;
I 09:51:26 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 09:51:26 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 09:51:26 Total Physical Memory: 3,406,328 KiB  -  Available: 331,984 KiB
I 09:51:26 Initialising SPTI...
I 09:51:26 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 09:51:35 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00-49 (F:) (ATA)
I 09:51:35 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 09:52:28 Operation Started!
I 09:52:28 Source File: E:\Downloads new\Assasin creed ROGUE\imars-asscr\imars.asscr.360.dvd
I 09:52:28 Source File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)
I 09:52:28 Source File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes
I 09:52:28 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 09:52:28 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 7bd44000MS UDFBridge
I 09:52:28 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 09:52:28 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 09:52:28 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 09:52:28 Destination Device: [0:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00 (F:) (ATA)
I 09:52:28 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66)
I 09:52:28 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x
I 09:52:28 Destination Media Sectors: 4,267,040
I 09:52:28 Destination Media L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,133,520 (Changeable: Yes)
I 09:52:28 Write Mode: DVD
I 09:52:28 Write Type: DAO
I 09:52:28 Write Speed: 4x
I 09:52:28 DVD+R DL Reserve Track: No
I 09:52:28 Link Size: Auto
I 09:52:28 Lock Volume: Yes
I 09:52:28 Test Mode: No
I 09:52:28 OPC: No
I 09:52:28 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 09:52:28 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
I 09:52:28 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 09:52:28 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,133,520
I 09:52:28 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 09:52:28 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 09:52:28 L0 Data Zone Capacity - Effective: 2,133,520
I 09:52:34 Filling Buffer... (73 MiB)
I 09:52:35 Writing LeadIn...
I 09:53:10 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:53:10 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 09:53:10 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)
I 10:06:44 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 2133520 - 4267014)
I 10:20:19 Synchronising Cache...
I 10:20:22 Closing Track...
I 10:20:23 Finalising Disc...
I 10:20:59 Exporting Graph Data...
I 10:20:59 Graph Data File: C:\Users\DTI\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSC0_LK00_WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER-23-2015_9-52_AM_RITEK-S04-66_4x.ibg
I 10:20:59 Export Successfully Completed!
I 10:20:59 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:28:30
I 10:20:59 Average Write Rate: 5,242 KiB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,561 KiB/s (4.1x)
I 10:20:59 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 10:21:07 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 10:21:19 Device Ready!
I 10:21:29 Operation Started!
I 10:21:29 Source Device: [0:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00 (F:) (ATA)
I 10:21:29 Source Media Type: DVD+R DL (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66)
I 10:21:29 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 1x, 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x
I 10:21:29 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x
I 10:21:29 Source Media Sectors: 4,267,024 (Track Path: OTP - L0: 2,133,520 - L1: 2,133,504)
I 10:21:29 Source Media Size: 8,738,865,152 bytes
I 10:21:29 Image File: E:\Downloads new\Assasin creed ROGUE\imars-asscr\imars.asscr.360.dvd
I 10:21:29 Image File Sectors: 4,267,015 (MODE1/2048)
I 10:21:29 Image File Size: 8,738,846,720 bytes
I 10:21:29 Image File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 10:21:29 Image File Volume Set Identifier: 7bd44000MS UDFBridge
I 10:21:29 Image File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 10:21:29 Image File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 10:21:29 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 10:21:29 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 10:21:30 Read Speed - Effective: 5x - 12x, 12x - 5x
I 10:21:30 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 10:21:30 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 4267014)
I 10:21:30 Verifying Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 2133519)
W 10:28:13 Failed to Read Sectors 2112480 - 2112511 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 10:28:21 Failed to Read Sector 2112496 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 10:28:46 Retrying (1)...
W 10:28:54 Retry Failed - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 10:31:20 Failed to Read Sector 2112496 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 10:31:29 Failed to Read Sector 2112497 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
W 10:31:48 Retrying (1)...
W 10:31:56 Retry Failed - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
E 10:32:32 Failed to Read Sector 2112497 - Reason: L-EC Uncorrectable Error
E 10:32:32 Failed to Verify Sectors!
I 10:32:34 Exporting Graph Data...
I 10:32:34 Graph Data File: C:\Users\DTI\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSC0_LK00_WEDNESDAY-SEPTEMBER-23-2015_9-52_AM_RITEK-S04-66_4x.ibg
I 10:32:34 Export Successfully Completed!
E 10:32:34 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:11:03
I 10:32:34 Average Verify Rate: 6,391 KiB/s (4.7x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 15,889 KiB/s (11.7x)
I 10:32:35 Close Request Acknowledged
I 10:32:35 Closing Down...
I 10:32:38 Shutting down SPTI...
I 10:32:38 ImgBurn closed!
 
Please let me know where I am making mistake and what needs to be change in order to successfully burn games.
Awaiting your valuable suggestion
 
BR....

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Off hand, I'd lay the blame on the Ritek DVD+R DL discs. 

 

 

I 09:52:28 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66)

 

 

I had 5 Ritek Office Depot DVD+R DL's once.  Only 2 of them were still readable after 8 years.

 

 

Genuine Verbatim's are the only reliable choice for DVD+R DL.  Unfortunately, the stuff you find in stores isn't genuine Verbatim.  Verbatim farms it out to cheap manufacturers.  The only way to get genuine MKM Verbatim DVD+R DL is to order them online.  Do a search for DataLife Plus Verbatim DVD+R DL.  Most problems we encounter on this board involving errors with DVD+R DL are caused by cheap discs.  Once people switch to quality Verbatim, their issues usually disappear.  No guarantee, but I'd start there.

 

 

As to why some burns worked, I'd have to see the Disc ID of one of those discs that burned successfully.  See what they are.  There's also the simple fact that even cheap media will sometimes burn and verify successfully.  But, after a while, they usually won't be readable.  Those Ritek's I had burned and verified fine.  But they were unreadable after a few years.

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Thank u for your reply

I will provide you with a log of successful burned game and we can determine which disk was used

Thanks again

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Dears

 

Please find the LOG of successfully completed games. These games are working perfectly. The same DVD and same disk was used to burn

 

 

ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 - Log
;   Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 21:17:08
; \\****************************************//
;
;
I 19:10:42 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 19:10:42 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1)
I 19:10:42 Total Physical Memory: 3,406,328 KiB  -  Available: 1,311,300 KiB
I 19:10:42 Initialising SPTI...
I 19:10:42 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 19:10:45 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00-49 (F:) (ATA)
I 19:10:45 Found 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 19:11:22 Operation Started!
I 19:11:22 Source File: E:\Downloads new\London 2012\imars-london2012-360.dvd
I 19:11:22 Source File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:11:22 Source File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes
I 19:11:22 Source File Volume Identifier: 14719
I 19:11:22 Source File Volume Set Identifier: eb768000MS UDFBridge
I 19:11:22 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 19:11:22 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 19:11:22 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 19:11:22 Destination Device: [0:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00 (F:) (ATA)
I 19:11:22 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66)
I 19:11:22 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x
I 19:11:22 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 19:11:22 Destination Media L0 Data Zone Capacity: 2,086,912 (Changeable: Yes)
I 19:11:22 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:11:22 Write Type: DAO
I 19:11:22 Write Speed: 4x
I 19:11:22 DVD+R DL Reserve Track: No
I 19:11:22 Link Size: Auto
I 19:11:22 Lock Volume: Yes
I 19:11:22 Test Mode: No
I 19:11:22 OPC: No
I 19:11:22 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:11:22 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
I 19:11:22 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 19:11:22 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 19:11:22 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 19:11:22 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 19:11:22 L0 Data Zone Capacity - Effective: 1,913,760
I 19:11:24 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 19:11:24 Writing LeadIn...
I 19:12:02 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 19:12:02 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 19:12:02 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
I 19:24:06 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3827487)
I 19:36:15 Synchronising Cache...
I 19:36:18 Closing Track...
I 19:36:19 Finalising Disc...
I 19:36:54 Exporting Graph Data...
I 19:36:54 Graph Data File: C:\Users\DTI\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSC0_LK00_TUESDAY-SEPTEMBER-22-2015_7-11_PM_RITEK-S04-66_4x.ibg
I 19:36:54 Export Successfully Completed!
I 19:36:54 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:25:31
I 19:36:54 Average Write Rate: 5,272 KiB/s (3.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,509 KiB/s (4.1x)
I 19:36:54 Cycling Tray before Verify...
W 19:37:02 Waiting for device to become ready...
I 19:37:14 Device Ready!
I 19:37:22 Operation Started!
I 19:37:22 Source Device: [0:1:0] HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSC0 LK00 (F:) (ATA)
I 19:37:22 Source Media Type: DVD+R DL (Book Type: DVD-ROM) (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66)
I 19:37:22 Source Media Supported Read Speeds: 1x, 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x
I 19:37:22 Source Media Supported Write Speeds: 4x, 8x
I 19:37:22 Source Media Sectors: 3,827,488 (Track Path: OTP - L0: 1,913,760 - L1: 1,913,728)
I 19:37:22 Source Media Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes
I 19:37:22 Image File: E:\Downloads new\London 2012\imars-london2012-360.dvd
I 19:37:22 Image File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:37:22 Image File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes
I 19:37:22 Image File Volume Identifier: 14719
I 19:37:22 Image File Volume Set Identifier: eb768000MS UDFBridge
I 19:37:22 Image File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 19:37:22 Image File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 19:37:22 Image File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 19:37:22 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / MAX
I 19:37:23 Read Speed - Effective: 5x - 12x, 12x - 5x
I 19:37:23 Verifying Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 19:37:23 Verifying Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 19:37:23 Verifying Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)
I 19:43:17 Verifying Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3827487)
I 19:49:03 Exporting Graph Data...
I 19:49:03 Graph Data File: C:\Users\DTI\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GH24NSC0_LK00_TUESDAY-SEPTEMBER-22-2015_7-11_PM_RITEK-S04-66_4x.ibg
I 19:49:03 Export Successfully Completed!
I 19:49:03 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:11:39
I 19:49:03 Average Verify Rate: 10,967 KiB/s (8.1x) - Maximum Verify Rate: 16,647 KiB/s (12.3x)
I 21:17:06 Close Request Acknowledged
I 21:17:06 Closing Down...
I 21:17:08 Shutting down SPTI...
I 21:17:08 ImgBurn closed!
 
Please check and let me know whats going wrong while burning other games (unsucessful games)
Awaiting suggestions....

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Well, without knowing certain things about the source of these image files, it's hard to say.  For instance, if you downloaded these images then shame on you :lol: and it could mean that some image files are simply just incorrect.  If you're reading these images yourself from your own drive, then that's most likely not the case.

 

 

How old is this drive you're using to burn the images?  The problem is probably drive related but what exactly that problem is I couldn't say.  It could be the drive is old and dying, which might explain why it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.  However, that drive also may just not like that brand of Ritek discs.  For instance, I had some CMC DVD-R's once.  CMC is the worst manufacturer of optical discs.  But, out of 200 of them, half of them burned, verified, and played correctly.  The other half either failed to complete burns or failed after a successful burn in the verify phase.  So, that is most likely down to that drive back then not liking those CMC's. 

 

 

However, the media could be the problem.  Lots of people have issues with Ritek DVD+R DL's.  I related mine where I had 5 of them and 3 of them were unreadable 8 years later.

 

 

So, where does that leave us?  Off hand, I'd say your drive is probably picky on the Riteks.  The thing to try for those is to get your hand of some DataLife Plus MKM Verbatim DVD+R DL's.  However, you won't find them in stores so you'll have to search online.  Do NOT get the Life series; those are CMC.  Get DataLife Plus.  Most issues with DVD+R DL failed burns are usually solved when people switch from non-genuine Verbatim DVD+R DL to genuine, MKM DataLife Plus series Verbatim DVD+R DL.  So, I'd say start there.  IF you still encounter issues, then the problem is either in the image or in the drive.  The image is most likely not the culprit, so the drive itself is more culpable.  If it had a problem with the Riteks and the Verbatims, then it's most likely the drive needs replacing.  Either because it's dying or it's too picky with DVD+R DL media.  Most drives don't have problems with MKM's but my Pioneer didn't like them until a firmware update earlier in the year.

 

 

Speaking of firmware updates, you might want to see if there's a firmware update for your drive.  Another go to first diagnosis is to see if a firmware update corrects any issues with media compatibility.

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Your successful burns were of much smaller images.

 

If you want to burn the larger ones, you need the correct drive / media.

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thanks for all the replies......I will try to burn the same by VERBATIM ...and wil post the update.

hope it works well....

Thank you again & have a nice day......

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LUK is right.  I failed to notice the size of the image files being burned.  The one that failed is much closer to the outer edge of the disc than the one that succeeded.  If a burn on DVD+R DL is going to fail, it will usually fail at specific places.  Usually at the layer change, right at the start of a burn, right at the end of a burn, right at the start of a verify, or near the inner or outer edge.

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LUK is right.  I failed to notice the size of the image files being burned.  The one that failed is much closer to the outer edge of the disc than the one that succeeded.  If a burn on DVD+R DL is going to fail, it will usually fail at specific places.  Usually at the layer change, right at the start of a burn, right at the end of a burn, right at the start of a verify, or near the inner or outer edge.

This means the same size will not work on VERBATIM too...because it will contain the same size....8.5 GB.......do you still suggest to go for VERBATIM.....or theres another problem....?

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No, it does not necessarily mean the same size will not work on Verbatim, too.  Verbatim genuine MKM DataLife Plus series DVD+R DL are simply better quality discs.  The size only has something to do with your drive and writing to media.  IF the drive is dying or is just picky, then it would matter.  But, you won't know until you get some Verbatims and see if it's a disc quality issue.

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No, it does not necessarily mean the same size will not work on Verbatim, too.  Verbatim genuine MKM DataLife Plus series DVD+R DL are simply better quality discs.  The size only has something to do with your drive and writing to media.  IF the drive is dying or is just picky, then it would matter.  But, you won't know until you get some Verbatims and see if it's a disc quality issue.

ok......Thanks for the suggestion...I will try to burn some games with VERBATIM DVD...and come back to you with the results....

Hopefully it would work......

Thanks again

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No, it does not necessarily mean the same size will not work on Verbatim, too.  Verbatim genuine MKM DataLife Plus series DVD+R DL are simply better quality discs.  The size only has something to do with your drive and writing to media.  IF the drive is dying or is just picky, then it would matter.  But, you won't know until you get some Verbatims and see if it's a disc quality issue.

ok......Thanks for the suggestion...I will try to burn some games with VERBATIM DVD...and come back to you with the results....

Hopefully it would work......

Thanks again

 

Dear DBminter.......shall I purchase the below Cd pack....

Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X DataLifePlus White Hub InkJet Printable 50-Disc Spindle 98319

while searching Data life plus this is what I found .....there are many too like shiny silver & others...please suggest which would be better.

awaiting your reply.....

Thank you

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Well, it wouldn't be a pack of CD's.  Plus, there was no link to follow to what you found.  :unsure:  I'm afraid Spindle 98319 doesn't tell me much.

 

 

As for silver shiny, etc. that only depends on what kind of label printer you have.  If you don't intend to ever print a label on the label side, then it doesn't matter.  The actual writable media should still be the same.  As long as it's Verbatim Data Life Plus DVD+R DL.  Personally, I use the inkjet hub printable ones because I may one day, even though I don't have such a printer now, want to print a label to the surface.  I can always write to it with a marker, too. 

 

 

To save money, just go for the branded kind, with the Verbatim logo on them.  The printable label surface ones are more expensive so if you never plan on writing a label on them, why bother getting them?

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Well, it wouldn't be a pack of CD's.  Plus, there was no link to follow to what you found.  :unsure:  I'm afraid Spindle 98319 doesn't tell me much.

 

 

As for silver shiny, etc. that only depends on what kind of label printer you have.  If you don't intend to ever print a label on the label side, then it doesn't matter.  The actual writable media should still be the same.  As long as it's Verbatim Data Life Plus DVD+R DL.  Personally, I use the inkjet hub printable ones because I may one day, even though I don't have such a printer now, want to print a label to the surface.  I can always write to it with a marker, too. 

 

 

To save money, just go for the branded kind, with the Verbatim logo on them.  The printable label surface ones are more expensive so if you never plan on writing a label on them, why bother getting them?

I searched all the local market here (Saudi Arabia...my residential country). I couldnt find Verbatim  anywhere. So I am trying to get online thru Amazon or Ebay...and while searching I found these descriptions.......just to take your advise I posted this topic....

So as what I understood from your reply...what matters most is the "verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X DataLifePlus" disks....

I will order online within this week and once I receive will try to burn on these disks and update you with the result...

Really appreciate your help and support....

Thanks a lot....

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Actually, Spindle 98319 tell me a lot.  :)

 

 

I just had to order some Verbatim DataLifePlus DVD+R DL's that I ordered before.  They are called Spindle 98319 so they're what you're looking for.

 

 

Be aware that this type of media used to be made in Singapore but is now made in the United Arab Emirates.  This is my first order for the UAE made ones as resellers are charging way too much out of the ass for the remaining stock of Singapores.  There were some reviewers who said they had problems with the UAE ones.  I won't know until I get them, of course.  But be aware of that possibility.

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My delivery of these United Arab Emirates DVD+R DL's should arrive today.  I can then post if they still have the MKM MID on them.  That would be good news as MKM is what you're looking for.  However, be aware that just because the MID says something good doesn't mean your drive will like them. 

 

 

My Pioneer had no problem burning MKM 8x DVD+R DL that were branded with Verbatim's logo on them.  However, the 8x MKM DVD+R DL with the exact same MID but were inkjet printable surfaces would not complete Verifies at the layer break.  With a firmware update about a year later, the drive finally did support burning those inkjet DVD+R DL's.

 

 

Just be aware of issues like that.

 

 

Plus, I don't know of the quality of UAE made discs versus the Singapore discs I was used to.  I still have 1 Singapore disc left so I have to use that one before I get to the UAE ones.

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The MID on the UAE discs is MKM-003-00.  This is the same MID on the good Verbatim DataLife Plus Mitsubishi DVD+R DL discs.  However, I've not burned one of these yet.

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The MID on the UAE discs is MKM-003-00.  This is the same MID on the good Verbatim DataLife Plus Mitsubishi DVD+R DL discs.  However, I've not burned one of these yet.

 

The MID on the UAE discs is MKM-003-00.  This is the same MID on the good Verbatim DataLife Plus Mitsubishi DVD+R DL discs.  However, I've not burned one of these yet.

 

My delivery of these United Arab Emirates DVD+R DL's should arrive today.  I can then post if they still have the MKM MID on them.  That would be good news as MKM is what you're looking for.  However, be aware that just because the MID says something good doesn't mean your drive will like them. 

 

 

My Pioneer had no problem burning MKM 8x DVD+R DL that were branded with Verbatim's logo on them.  However, the 8x MKM DVD+R DL with the exact same MID but were inkjet printable surfaces would not complete Verifies at the layer break.  With a firmware update about a year later, the drive finally did support burning those inkjet DVD+R DL's.

 

 

Just be aware of issues like that.

 

 

Plus, I don't know of the quality of UAE made discs versus the Singapore discs I was used to.  I still have 1 Singapore disc left so I have to use that one before I get to the UAE ones.

Did you use UAE verbatim disks ?....I did nit find any disks here and need to order from outside and did not process with the order because I dont want to take risk by purchasing unhelpful disks.......If you already used UAE verbatim DVD + R Dl, please let me know so that I can make order and burn some new games....

Thank you

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Unfortunately, even if I did use the UAE discs, it wouldn't really help in this situation.

 

 

I haven't used them yet.  I can only tell you the MID, which I did.  They are the same as the Singapores I used to use.  However, just because they say MKM doesn't mean your drive will like them.  See what I said earlier about my Pioneer drive.  The branded Verbatims had the same MKM MID as the inkjet printable ones, but my Pioneer would not properly write to the inkjet ones until a firmware update was released.  Then, it did complete Verifies.

 

 

So, there's no guarantee your drive will like MKM's.  However, you're better off using MKM's over CMC and other junk brands.  For instance, your drive may not mind CMC but it's still no reason to use junk media just because Writes and Verifies complete.  There's still the quality issue.  That a CMC disc may not be readable after a few years.  Like my experience with Ritek DVD+R DL.  Over half of the few I tested were unreadable after 5 years. 

 

 

Verbatim MKM DataLife Plus DVD+R DL is the only high quality choice to go for when burning DVD+R DL.  Still, doesn't mean your drive will necessarily like them.  However, most problems with burning DVD+R DL's go away for people when they stop using junk media and switch to Verbatim MKM DataLife Plus DVD+R DL.  Unfortunately, the only way you're going to know is you'll have to try it yourself.  Your problem may not be media related.  It could be the drive.  However, you won't really know until you've tried quality media to see if it's the drive. 

 

 

Again, though, some people reported problems with the UAE made discs on Amazon.com.  I still have one more Singapore disc left so I will have to go through that one before I even get to the UAE ones.  If I can remember, I'll try to skip over the last Singapore and go straight to the UAE ones.  I have this page tabbed in my browser to always open so I can remember to post my findings.  However, just because my burn works doesn't mean they all will.  The Amazon.com reviewers were posting problems that only some of the UAE discs in their stacks were problem burns.  So, it may have been a quality control issue that has been fixed since then.  I can't say as this is my first exposure to the UAE discs.

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Came across a situation where I could test one of these UAE discs.

 

 

I wrote an about 6.7 GB data image to one.  It Wrote and Verified correctly.  I then read that disc to an image file in another drive to test its integrity.  I then mounted that image and verified the data against the original files on the HDD.  They compared without error.

 

 

So, this UAE disc appears to be good.  However, it wasn't a DVD-Video so I can't say how well they may "play" since I've nothing to play.  Also, the problems reported on Amazon.com were with random discs in their stacks.  So, there's nothing to say I just didn't get a good disc to burn with.  Plus, it's no guarantee your drive will like these discs.  I can only report what I know.  And from what I know now, these discs appear to be good.

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