as mentioned in a similar thread, i recently replaced my old burner with a new Pioneer DVR-112D BK after reading a lot of very positive reviews about it's very good write quality with all supported formats.
Firmware is the original 1.21 from the Pioneer Website...
However, when the drive arrived a first DVD-RW burn seemed ok, but the first CD-R i tried to burn produced the very first coaster i had in a VERY long time. Nero 7 (184.108.40.206) reported this in the errorlog:
22:52:57 #121 SPTI -1135 File SCSIPassThrough.cpp, Line 179
CdRom4: SCSIStatus(x02) WinError(0) NeroError(-1135)
Sense Key: 0x03 (KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR)
Sense Code: 0x0C
Sense Qual: 0x00
CDB Data: 0x2A 00 00 01 E6 48 00 00 1A 00 00 00
Sense Area: 0x71 00 03 00 27 34 01 0E 00 00 00 00 0C
Buffer x065a5d40: Len xf8a0
0x00 FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 26 C1 63 61
0xFF 31 39 0F A7 A3 8F CB 51 7D 09 2E 2E B6 03 09
0xA3 D9 62 43 8B A9 66 EC 1B D3 BD 60 69 E1 F9 27
before this error, a lot of these entries show up in the log:
22:51:36 #120 Text 0 File Cdrdrv.cpp, Line 1352
22:51:36.937 - H: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D : Queue again later
although the number seems quite high (about 100 of these entries) i have no real clue if thats bad or not.
Anyway, [*Profanity*] happens, so i tried a new burn...SAME ERROR, at a different stage
The media used were both printable Verbatime CD-R, manufacturer code was Verbatim. I found a different disc, white labeled Verbatime with manufacturer code CMC Magnetics and tried that one -> same error.
Now, a day later i got hold of every single media i could find and came up with
1 Maxell CD-R (Ritek Co.)
1 Philips 74min CD-RW 4-10x (CMC Magnetics Corp)
1 Philips 80min CD-RW 4-12x (Verbatim)
1 Octron CD-RW (Unknown maker)
1 Verbatim ultraspeed CD-RW 16-24x (mitsubishi chemical).
all of them burned the cd error free at different speeds. maximum speed was obviously the CD-R at 32x.
after this success i tried the disc from yesterday again:
printable Verbatim 40x -> coaster right after lead in
labeled Verbatim 40x -> coaster shortly before lead out
printable Verbatim 32x -> coaster somewhere in the middle of the burning process
right now i am VERY disappointed by the drive.
eversince i got myself a canon pixma printer i only buy quality printable media - higher quality for my own use and slightly heaper (but still well-rated) media if its for others. Now im sitting on a full 100 disc cakebox of Verbatim printable CD-R which i cant use with the new drive.
Besides that, i have absolutely no trust in what the drive outputs and i surely wont verify+errorcheck every single disc i will ever burn, so unless someone has a good idea of whats happening or unless pioneer finally moves and answers my support-request with a proper suggestion i will most likely ditch the drive and get me something different.
Sadly enough, when browing the web today i have found several references to people which seem to have similar problems, with cheap and quality media. they can usually burn dvd's no probs, but they produce very bad CD-R - if they dont end up with coasters that is.
its great.. bank holiday on monday and this drive sort of ruined my whole weekend mood