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Can't erase or rewrite a CDRW over GCC-4480B !!

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Can't erase or rewrite a CDRW over GCC-4480B !!

Postby webbertrix on Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:18 pm


I'm trying to re-use some previously burned CDRW.

This is the CDRW ATIP :

*** Disc ATIP code information ***
ATIP Start Time of Lead-in: 97m25s30f
ATIP Last possible start time of Lead-out: 79m59s74f (LBA: 359999)
Disc Manufacturer: INFODISC Technology Co., Ltd.
Disc Dye: Phase Change(Agin/SD/TE,Ge/SD/TE)
Disc type: CD-RW
Indicative Target Write Power: 05H
Reference Speed: 01H
Unrestricated Use Disc(URU): 00H
A1 Value: 024CD0H
Lowset Usable CLV Recording Speed: 00H
Highest Usable CLV Recording Speed: 02H
Power Mutilication Factor P: 04H
Target y value the Modulation power function: 04H
Recommanded Erase/Write power ratio: 0DH
A2 Value: 4AD85AH
A3 Value: 000000H
Maximum Read Speed Supported (with current disc): 32X (4800 KB/Sec)
Maximum Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 8X (1200 KB/Sec)
Current Read Speed Supported (with current Disc): 20X (3000 KB/Sec)
Current Write Speed Supported (with current Disc): 4X (600 KB/Sec)

I'm using the GCC-4480B combo drive with firmware 1.02.

1) I've tried a FULL ERASE (not quick)
2) I've tried so far 6 different software to erase the CDRW's.

(Alcohol, Nero, InCD, Blindwrite, burnonce, Clone CD)

Normally, i'm getting an LBA error in the middle of each disc.
(Or sometimes the erase job is completed very quickly but visual inspection showing only half of the cdrw was effectively erased.)

3) I've tried 5 different CDRW media. (but from same manufacturer)

4) I could write a cd image, but the job will abort with an error
at random LBA sectors around the middle of the disc.

What could be wrong:

the CDRW Media or the Combo Drive ?

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Postby Reg-da-Ripper on Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:49 pm

Sounds as if there is a problem with the media. If I recall correctly, the Memorex brand of RW media is manufactured by Infodisc, and a lot of people have reported problems with it.

Read this thread for more information.

Also, if you are able to purchase Verbatim's DataLifePlus 24X (Ultra-speed) RW (or the comparable Mitsubishi Chemical 24X RW) media in your area, try it on your burner. :)
My solution to the Plextor vs. Lite-On debate: Buy 'em both! :)
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