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Re: ADV: Re: growisofs problem with non +RW media on Samsung TS-542A

Andy Polyakov <appro@fy.chalmers.se> writes:

> This is formally impossible state, blank DVD-RW in Sequential mode
> with lead-out at less than 4.7GB. Was it written before? If yes, then
> you should know that Sequential mode requires blanking procedure to be
> applied before you can re-use media. Alternative is to format for
> Restricted Overwrite with dvd+rw-format -force in which case it will
> act more like DVD+RW. If media wasn't written before that it's simply
> not recognized by your firmware and you should either upgrade or
> switch to another media brand.

It's possible that the media are faulty. cdrecord-pro and Nero don't
like them much either. But I have the same problem with normal DVD-R's
that cdrecord-pro and Nero write perfectly fine.

black:/home/mal# dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/hda
INQUIRY:                [TSSTcorp][CD/DVDW TS-H542A][TS03]
 Mounted Media:         11h, DVD-R Sequential
 Current Write Speed:   4.0x1385=5520KB/s
 Write Speed #0:        4.0x1385=5520KB/s
 Write Performance:     4.2x1385=5809KB/s@[0 -> 0]
 Speed Descriptor#0:    00/2295103 R@8.0x1385=11040KB/s W@4.0x1385=5520KB/s
 Speed Descriptor#1:    00/2295103 R@8.0x1385=11040KB/s W@2.0x1385=2760KB/s
 Media Book Type:       25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
 Legacy lead-out at:    16424665*2KB=33637713920
 Media Book Type:       25h, DVD-R book [revision 5]
 Last border-out at:    16424665*2KB=33637713920
 Disc status:           blank
 Number of Sessions:    1
 State of Last Session: empty
 Number of Tracks:      1
 Track State:           blank
 Track Start Address:   0*2KB
 Next Writable Address: 0*2KB
 Free Blocks:           2298496*2KB
 Track Size:            2298496*2KB
READ CAPACITY:          1*2048=2048
black:/home/mal# growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/hda=test.img
Executing 'builtin_dd if=test.img of=/dev/hda obs=32k seek=0'
:-[ PERFORM OPC failed with SK=5h/ASC=30h/ACQ=02h]: Wrong medium type

> For the reference. I have received a problem report from another
> TS-H542A/TS03 user claiming that growisofs fails to start DVD+R
> recording with ":-( none Mode 1 track" error message. It's TSSTcorp
> firmware glitch which will be worked around in upcoming dvd+rw-tools
> update. A.

I thought firmware might be part of it and I've flashed the drive to
the latest version of the firmware available (TS03).

An amateur practices until he gets it right,
A professional practices until she can't get it wrong.

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