BD Blanks discussion

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Pudder, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    I just got another coaster [even after a reboot] at 6X. I am going back to 2X. One thing using ImgBurn that happened before each coaster is that "Time Remaining" == "UNKNOWN" for a short period of time and then goes back to a time. I don't know what this means if anything.
    It would be nice if I could rule out "bad media". I wanted to buy some of the media that U R using. If U R having good luck with these and I have "bad luck" using them, this would indicate some kind of hardware issue? Do you think this is worthwhile? And, could you throw up a link where I could purchase the media U R using? [DL media]
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    That IS the media I'm using (verbat-imf-000 for dl and verbat-ime-000 for sl)

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  3. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    I have an "older" PC - a refurb from MicroCenter. Only 2 gigs of memory and USB 2.0, etc. It seems like I may have to buy a new PC.
     
  4. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I'd start by swapping out just the drive before you go all out.

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  5. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    I have no problem with using AnyDVD to rip Blu-Rays to ISO. But, I guess reading and writing are very different things?
     
  6. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    In a way yes (besides the obvious difference in target media ;))
     
  7. coopervid

    coopervid Well-Known Member

    I concur with Ch3vr0n's media recommendations. Anything else tried the last years was ending in mixed results. I followed the scene DVD -> BR - UHD backups since many years. Started with DVD-R Ritek G04 burning at faster speeds - loooong time ago.
     
  8. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    Found out that I had a extended warranty on the drive. That made replacing it a no-brainer. I did two burns. B25 at 12X took about 48 minutes. BD50 at 6X took about 28 minutes. I guess time will tell? Why would the B25 burn take longer than the B50?
     
  9. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    No clue really, same model? Try a firmware update perhaps (just don't flash a 'forbidden version' if it's an uhd friendly version, and you use uhd's)

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  10. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    Same model, different firmware, v1.03 [Does the very first burn require any kind of calibration?]
     
  11. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    I do all my burning with IMGBurn, I never pick a speed myself or have one 'assigned'. It's set in IMGBurn to 'MAX'and let it do it's thing. But calibration, no that's what the firmware is for. In combination with the MID and write speed descriptors, the drive knows which speeds the discs are supported at.

    Maybe insert a SL and DL into IMGBurn and check out the max speed bitrate. Maybe that'll give some info.

    No clue why it would be like that, should be the other way around. But personally I wouldn't worry about it too much of that drive replacement fixed the high burn failures you were getting.

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  12. TheEmpathicEar

    TheEmpathicEar Well-Known Member

    Yeh, I'll test it at MAX for both sl and dl going forward because I need to see if my "coaster" rate has changed for the better too.
    EDIT:
    8X DL burn today.
    12X SL burn today [almost 11 minutes, not sure why the previous BD25 burn took so long]
    8X DL burn, write error, coaster [I was getting confident again...]
    8X DL burn, write error, coaster [2 in a row, not sure what to make of this??]
    2X DL burn today [After the above 2 coasters..., back to 2X]
    2X DL burn today.
     
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