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i have a problem writing on my disc


i try to burn an iso onto a dvd-R but it just doesnt write


here is the info i have before writing



Current Profile: DVD-R


Disc Information:

Status: Empty

Erasable: No

Free Sectors: 2,298,496

Free Space: 4,707,319,808 bytes

Free Time: 510:48:46 (MM:SS:FF)

Supported Write Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x


Pre-recorded Information:

Manufacturer ID: RITEKF1


Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):

Disc ID: 0@P-!-00

Book Type: DVD-R

Part Version: 5

Disc Size: 120mm

Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified

Number of Layers: 1

Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)

Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track

First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608

Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 0

Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0


i end up having something burned and then it says cannot write medium - Incompatible Format

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Ritek discs really aren't up to much these days.


You'd do well to update your drives firmware with the latest official LiteOn version.




That might involve a little bit of cross flashing as I guess yours is branded by whoever made your pc. Be it dell, hp, ibm etc.


The Liteon forum over at www.cdfreaks.com should be able to assist you with that.


When you've done that, if the media still doesn't work (or even if it does!) you should look at buying some better stuff.


Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden are the ones to go for.

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Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit

Track Density: 0.74 um/track


Out of curiosity, could someone explain this, it's the only bit i don't really understand :blush: in the above info' :thumbup:



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Groundrush, I'll give this a shot, Track density is how many bits of information can be stored on track on a DVD while Linear density is how many of those tracks our on a DVD per inch.




Please don't take this as absolutely correct. :/ One of the other Betas or LUK himself would know for sure perhaps........... :blink::)

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Groundrush: Note to above post.




Track Density: The number of parallel recording tracks per inch on a magnetic or optical surface.




Linear Density: The measurement of the number of bits stored in one linear inch of a track (storage channel) on a disk or tape.





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