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The Bluray writer is new and I don't know if the problem is it, the discs, or what. I'm trying to burn data files on the discs, it starts writing and after a while it shows me this error (see attached image).

I closed all the other programs, disabled the screen's option to turn off and didn't touch anything until the error occured.

Writer: ODPS1203-SU3 (supposedly doesn't needs drivers). Discs: Verbatim BD-R 25GB 6x. ImgBurn version: 2.5.8.0 OS: Windows 10 x64

Here's the log of the last attempt:

I 00:38:35 ImgBurn Version 2.5.8.0 started!
I 00:38:35 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64 Edition (6.2, Build 9200)

[My PC is Windows 10 x64 not 8 as it says]
I 00:38:35 Total Physical Memory: 7.283.256 KiB  -  Available: 4.440.672 KiB
I 00:38:35 Initialising SPTI...
I 00:38:35 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 00:38:39 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp BDDVDW SN-506BB JF01 (E:) (USB 2.0)
I 00:38:39 Found 1 BD-RE XL!
I 00:39:02 Project Successfully Loaded!
I 00:39:02 File Name: C:\Users\merys\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Project Files\My Project2.ibb
I 00:39:13 Operation Started!
I 00:39:13 Building Image Tree...
I 00:39:33 Checking Directory Depth...
I 00:39:33 Calculating Totals...
I 00:39:33 Preparing Image...
I 00:39:34 Checking Path Length...
I 00:39:34 Contents: 403 Files, 78 Folders
I 00:39:34 Content Type: Data
I 00:39:34 Data Type: MODE1/2048
I 00:39:34 File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 00:39:34 Volume Label: DOM2
I 00:39:34 Size: 23.531.808.877 bytes
I 00:39:34 Sectors: 11.490.339
I 00:39:34 Image Size: 23.534.108.672 bytes
I 00:39:34 Image Sectors: 11.491.264
I 00:39:38 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:24
I 00:39:38 Operation Started!
I 00:39:38 Source File: -==/\/[BUILD IMAGE]\/\==-
I 00:39:38 Source File Sectors: 11.491.264 (MODE1/2048)
I 00:39:38 Source File Size: 23.534.108.672 bytes
I 00:39:38 Source File Volume Identifier: DOM2
I 00:39:38 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 518704E600AF57A8
I 00:39:38 Source File Application Identifier: IMGBURN V2.5.8.0 - THE ULTIMATE IMAGE BURNER!
I 00:39:38 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn
I 00:39:38 Source File File System(s): ISO9660; UDF (1.02)
I 00:39:38 Destination Device: [0:0:0] TSSTcorp BDDVDW SN-506BB JF01 (E:) (USB)
I 00:39:38 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-BA5-000)
I 00:39:38 Destination Media Supported Write Speeds: 2x; 4x; 6x
I 00:39:38 Destination Media Sectors: 12.219.392
I 00:39:38 Write Mode: BD
I 00:39:38 Write Type: DAO
I 00:39:38 Write Speed: MAX
I 00:39:38 Hardware Defect Management Active: No
I 00:39:38 BD-R Verify Not Required: Yes
I 00:39:38 Link Size: Auto
I 00:39:38 Lock Volume: Yes
I 00:39:38 Test Mode: No
I 00:39:38 OPC: No
I 00:39:38 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 00:39:38 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 26.976 KB/s (6x)
I 00:43:55 Filling Buffer... (80 MiB)
I 00:43:56 Writing LeadIn...
I 00:43:59 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 11491263)
I 00:43:59 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 11491263)
W 00:45:33 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 429056)
W 00:45:42 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...
I 00:47:37 Writing Sectors...
W 00:57:29 Failed to Write Sectors 3189856 - 3189887 - Reason: Write Error
W 00:57:29 Retrying (1 of 20)...
W 00:57:29 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
W 00:57:29 Retrying (2 of 20)...
W 00:57:29 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
[Trying many times]
W 00:59:41 Retrying (24)...
W 00:59:41 Retry Failed - Reason: Invalid Address For Write
E 00:59:45 Failed to Write Sectors 3189856 - 3189887 - Reason: Write Error
E 00:59:45 Next Writable Address: 429056
I 00:59:45 Synchronising Cache...
I 00:59:49 Closing Track...
I 00:59:52 Finalising Disc...
E 01:00:07 Failed to Write Image!
I 01:00:07 Exporting Graph Data...
I 01:00:07 Graph Data File: C:\Users\merys\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_BDDVDW_SN-506BB_JF01_LUNES-7-DE-DICIEMBRE-DE-2020_0-39_CMCMAG-BA5-000_MAX.ibg
I 01:00:07 Export Successfully Completed!
E 01:00:07 Operation Failed! - Duration: 00:20:29
I 01:00:07 Average Write Rate: 6.743 KiB/s (1.5x) - Maximum Write Rate: 9.750 KiB/s (2.2x)
I 01:00:18 Close Request Acknowledged
I 01:00:18 Closing Down...
I 01:00:18 Shutting down SPTI...
I 01:00:19 ImgBurn closed!

 

Please help, I've lost 5 blurays making attempts to write this and I don't know where's the error. Thanks for your time!

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A few things stand out from the log:

 

1.) you say the BD burner is a ODPS1203-SU3 but according to this line from the log:

I 00:38:39 -> Drive 1 - Info: TSSTcorp BDDVDW SN-506BB JF01 (E:) (USB 2.0)

your drive is a TSST Corporation SN-506BB.

 

2.) here is your most likely culprit:

I 00:39:38 Destination Media Type: BD-R (Disc ID: CMCMAG-BA5-000)

Verbatim didn't actually make those discs.  CMC Magnetics, which now owns Verbatim, made them.  However, CMC makes the worst junk out there.  Verbatim makes some of the best BD-R out there if you can get the discs they actually made.  However, Verbatim also farms out to CMC for some of their cheaper discs.

 

3.) according to the log, your BD burner is connected by USB 2.0.  However, the last version of ImgBurn that was released does not differentiate between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connections.  (The latest beta version does.)  So, you may want to make sure you're actually on a USB 3 port because USB 2.x is too slow for BD communications.

 

You could try checking for a firmware update for your drive to see if an updated firmware has better compatibility with CMC media.  In Write mode, right click on the burner's drive letter and choose the last menu option in the context menu to check for firmware updates.  Most likely, this won't help as CMC is just pure junk, but you never know.

 

You should really see if you can get genuine Verbatim BD-R as opposed to the CMC junk.  I don't know where you live, but in some countries, the Verbatim BD-R is only available as the CMC junk.

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Hi Dbminter, thanks for your tips!

I'm attaching two pictures, one of the writer and other of the discs. I bought both on Amazon, and I precisely choose Verbatim thinking it was a quality brand. As you can see on the picture, it only names Verbatim and on the back the warranty refers to www.verbatim.com . What brand do you recommend me? Is there a way to discern CMC discs from true Verbatim ones? Do you think that once written these discs can be trusted for keeping the data safely for a long time?

Today I could finally burn a bluray. The hint about the USB port gave me an idea, my writer does have 2 plugs, one for the data that it's a 3.0 and a 2.0 for extra voltage. I had the 3.0 pluged in the right place, but when you said that, I wondered if having the other port connected was necessary and if it could be interferring, so I unplugged it and only used the 3.0

I also set the speed to 6x as it says on the discs instead of letting the program to adjust it just in case, and instead of writing the files directly on the disc, I created an image of the files and then used the "write image file to disc", and it did the trick.

Thanks for your help, have a great day!

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What country do you live in?  I've never seen that label on the right before.  However, the picture of the disc on the left looks pretty much like what I get.  But, what I get is not CMC.  If you can get from Amazon.com, here's what I get:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSQ4DBM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

There's no way to tell who actually made your discs until you open the package, put a disc in a burner, and check its DID in ImgBurn.  The package gives absolutely no useful information about the actual manufacturer of discs.

 

At least you got discs that complete burns.  Lowering the maximum write rate can increase the likelihood of a successful burn.  Personally, even if CMC's complete burns, I don't trust them.  So, I wouldn't rely on them.  I had some CMC DVD+R's one time that completed burns, but the DVD player did not recognize anything to play from them when put into the player.

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Thanks! I live in Spain, mine were purchased on Amazon, but since it was some months ago I doubt I can get any refund... it's a pack of 25, of the ones I've used I got 2 correct burnings and 7 failures. I can't believe they sell sht like this... next time I'll try the ones you linked, or maybe another brand just in case...

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Unfortunately, it varies from country to country what you'll get in the same package.  For instance, yours says DataLife on it.  DataLife Plus is the high quality CD and DVD media Verbatim puts out in the US.  But, apparently in Europe, DataLife BD-R means the CMC junk.

 

Well, people's general stinginess made CMC what it is today.  People want a cheap product and the cheap always comes out expensive.  And the sad fact of the matter is the higher quality manufacturers, Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden, sold themselves to CMC!  :angry:  To be honest, ever since CMC bought up Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden, I'm surprised they haven't just slapped their good names on their :horse:products.  But, for the time being, Verbatim, when it doesn't farm out to CMC, and Taiyo Yuden are still allowed to produce a quality product under CMC.  I see a time in the future, though, when it will all just be cheap CMC junk.  :greedy:

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Have you ever tried MediaRange? If so, are they good? I just chatted with Amazon's customer service and they will give the money back, so I'll get another discs pack (from another seller) and pray hahaha >_<

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I've heard of MediaRange, but I have no direct experience with them.  However, given that, I would have to doubt their efficacy.

 

Now, according to this post here from the ImgBurn forums:

 

 

MediaRange BD-R DL have the same DID, VERBAT-IMf-000, as the ones I use.  However, they had problems with them, so who knows?  Could just be down to the burner they use not liking them.  Which could mean your burner doesn't like them either.  However, most burners don't like BD DL media, anyway, failing at the layer break, which was probably where that other poster had failures.

 

So, since they use the same DID as the good BD-R SL I use from Verbatim, I'd give them a shot, at least.

 

In the US, Amazon.com is generally really good at refunding on discs you can't use.  Even if you've burned some because, how can you know you can't use them unless you try burning some, right?

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In this shop they show the ID of the packs, it's helpful for identifying them by their looks for future purchases (click on the flag to change the language): https://www.nierle.com

I got a pack (on Amazon) of Maxwell BD, 25GB 4X, and they are all burning well so I'll stick to them even if the burning speed is lower. These ones can be printed with inkjets but mine don't do that, so I guess I'll doodle on the white surface haha. Their ID is RITEK-BR2-000

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Ritek can be iffy media.  I've found in the United States, Ritek is a good 2nd tier quality manufacturer.  In other parts of the world, though, people have round Ritek to be very problematic media.  I still use Ritek media for my 8x DVD+RW needs.  Ritek is the only one who still makes them.  They're made for Imation, the only seller out there.  Ritek stopped distributing their own 8x DVD+RW discs themselves years ago.

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