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    Problems with DVD-RW drive

    Usually, discs that were put into my DVD-RW drive won't show up in Ubuntu. When they do show up, I try to burn something on them, and it takes forever and is pretty inconsistent.

    Here's a video of me burning a DVD ISO.

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    What is the brand of your blank media and model,age of your dvd drive

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    What is the brand of your blank media and model,age of your dvd drive
    Discs - imation 8x 4.7 GB
    Burner - http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151136

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    +r or -r ? Asking because that model has had issues with -r's
    ck. hdparm -i /dev/scd0 scd0 = drive in question yours may be different (ck fstab if you don't know)
    Your burn speed <1x is so slow hard to believe it's a dma issue
    When was the last time you had good burn speeds ie. a dvd5 @ 4x should take about 12 min.

    edit : does this resemble your situation, about 2/3 down page
    http://shekel.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.html
    Last edited by mc4man; May 15th, 2008 at 04:25 AM.

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    +r or -r ? Asking because that model has had issues with -r's
    I think it is +r.
    ck. hdparm -i /dev/scd0 scd0 = drive in question yours may be different (ck fstab if you don't know)
    Code:
    /dev/scd0:
    
     Model=TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S182M                , FwRev=SB03    , SerialNo=                    
     Config={ Fixed Removeable DTR<=5Mbs DTR>10Mbs nonMagnetic }
     RawCHS=0/0/0, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0
     BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=0kB, MaxMultSect=0
     (maybe): CurCHS=0/0/0, CurSects=0, LBA=yes, LBAsects=0
     IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:227,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
     PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4 
     DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 
     UDMA modes: udma0 *udma1 udma2 
     AdvancedPM=no
    
     * signifies the current active mode
    Your burn speed <1x is so slow hard to believe it's a dma issue
    When was the last time you had good burn speeds ie. a dvd5 @ 4x should take about 12 min.
    I don't really remember... It has been a while.
    edit : does this resemble your situation, about 2/3 down page
    http://shekel.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.html
    Yes. I am going to go check and see if it works in Windows... as soon as I find an ISO burner for it.

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    It's doing it in Windows, too. The write buffer is going from 0% to 100% every other second.

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    Re: Problems with DVD-RW drive

    Time for a new drive

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