Source File to large

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by jtw37, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. jtw37

    jtw37 New Member

    Can't say I've ever had to many problems with making back ups with CloneDVD, but for the past month I've had problems. I continually get and error message that "the source data is too large. The writer is not capable of writing the data requested". or to "place blank media in the drive".

    Both of my drives are capable of writing to DVD's, as I have done this many times before. The media I'm using is Memorex and Maxell. I did try several from both packs. I have recorded on both before. but all at once, nothing works. Any idea's.

    And I have followed the suggestions made by the Clone program. The files are no larger then any others I've recorded.
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    1. click and read fully

    2. Use good quality blank media. Try Verbatim, Maxell Broadcast Quality, Maxell Plus series, Taiyo Yuden Premium, etc (not Memorex, not generic Maxell, not Princo, not TDK from Costco, not Fuji, not Ritek). If you're going to make a double layer backup use Verbatim + R DL media (made in Singapore); I find most burners will burn Verbatim +R DL (made in Singapore) well at 4x (to be safe); other burners can burn this stuff at 6x or higher with no problems. Get to know your burner.

    3. Ensure you're selecting "dvd-5" near the quality bar in Clonedvd.