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ND some help I am stumped regarding a dvd-rw burner

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Cisco Kid

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2001
I recently bought the Benq 822A dual format burner. I have flashed it to the latests firmware. The problem is the drive tells me brand new dvd +/- media does not have enough space to burn the selected file. I am using alcohol 120

I have tried installing the dvd-rw +/- drive on both master and slave IDE ports. The board is a Chaintech VNF3 250 that has 2x36ggb hd's in raid 0. The drive jumper is set to master as well

The drive can burn cdr media fine but I can not get it to burn brand new maxell or memorex media. The media I am using is 4x and I also notice that the media speeds shown in alcohol that I can burn at are completely incorrect, 63x??? Yet if I scroll the bar I can select 4x and there is a maximum burn feature based on media being used. Alcohol is a new program to me and I am not sure what it means when I open the prog and it shows the benq 8x4 dvd -rw drive and thena a virtual drive below it.

All feedback is welcomed cause I am stumped.

CK
 

JCLW

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2002
Try running DVDidentifier - it'll at least tell you if the drive is recognizing the disc correctly.

It's been a while since I used alcohol but I believe the virtual drive clones a CD onto your hard drive so you don't need to stick the CD in to play a game or whatever.

Don't know what else to suggest apart from trying some different burning software - I like Nero personally.
 

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
I use Nero too. When I've had the error, it was because nero was looking at My CD-RW not my DVD-RW.
 
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Cisco Kid

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JCLW said:
Try running DVDidentifier - it'll at least tell you if the drive is recognizing the disc correctly.

It's been a while since I used alcohol but I believe the virtual drive clones a CD onto your hard drive so you don't need to stick the CD in to play a game or whatever.

Don't know what else to suggest apart from trying some different burning software - I like Nero personally.

Well it is identifying the dvd-r disc and the dvd-rw drive. Perhaps the file I have been attempting to burn is damaged, it is a bin/cue file. I have not yet tried to rip any dvd media. I guess I should try that and see what happens.

Thanks for the tips will post back and also try some other software as well.

CK