Please help Sony AW-G170A wont burn disc

Discussion in 'CloneCD' started by davidfazey, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. davidfazey

    davidfazey New Member

    I have a Sony AW-G170a DVD burner and I am having trouble burning on Fortis DVD+R 8x double layer discs. I get the following error message; writing to Sony DVD RW AW-G170a failed! Clone CD starts to burn but after 3 seconds it goes straight to 100% followed by the error message. I have previously used the Fortis 2.4x discs without any problems at all. I have tried updating the firmware of the drive to 1.73 and re installed the IDE Bus Master Controller neither of these seem to have made any difference. Any advice you may have will be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    My guess would be your burner's firmware needs updated for 8X DL write protocol if one exists for it. You might try one at 2.4X just to see.
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    If that fails then it could be a dieing frive.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Use Verbatim +R DL blank media (preferably made in Singapore) only.
  5. davidfazey

    davidfazey New Member

    Thanks for the generic Verbatim reply!! I know those disc's work that wasn't my question. The Fortis disc's work in the Pioneer 112D burner and was wondering if anyone could help with my burner. As for the other reply please read my original post.
  6. Spanky

    Spanky Well-Known Member

    I did read your original post and there is not much information to go on. I made a couple assumptions: you can burn 2.4X discs on that drive at 2.4X, but you can’t burn 8X discs at 8X on the same drive. You updated the firmware to 1.73 but that update may or may not have included the 8X DL write protocol, you don't tell us. If that drive will write the 8X media at 2.4X then it’s probably safe to assume that writing a dual layer disc at 8X is beyond the limitation of that drive. Based on the precious little information you give, that’s the best I can offer.
  7. davidfazey

    davidfazey New Member

    The only reason I mentioned the 8x part is because that is the only difference between these Fortis disc's and the old ones I have used. I have tried all speeds from 8x down to 2.4x. The burner's original firmware allows it to burn 8x on dual layer disc's. I appreciate your response to my question but I would rather somebody who knew what they were talking about replied.