Originally Posted by MozartMan
I have similar issues with power2go. I think power2go is junk. I use Nero or ImgBurn.
Ok about the UDF 2.5 I got the issue resolved with that Toshiba UDF 2.5 driver for Windows XP. Works great now I can read the files looks like it's not a coaster!
Thanks for the information, I will check for Nero or ImgBurn then!
EDIT: Damn, I am using Nero 7 to erase my BD-RE disc and it'S taking forever again? It originally said that it would take about 48 minutes but now it's been at 100% for a long time and it's at 89 minutes right now. Looks like it's gonna take 100 minutes again
Anybody saw that kind of reaction when you erase a disc? I'll try writing some data back to it after but it may be slow according to what I read on this thread so far. Do you need to have an ultra DMA level compatibility on your PC for it to work in 2x speed or something?
One other thing, the light of my HDD access blinks at the same time as the light on my BWU-100A drive? I find that odd? It's always done that since I installed the drive but the drive seems to work fine (writing, read) except for the write speed so far. Anyone has that too? THe HDD does not load when the light blinks, it's just the HDD light access that follows the BWU-100A blue access light?
Ok some more tests and info. First I started to write some new files on the newly erased BD-RE with ImgBurn and it showed my write speed as 0.9x, so basically 1x. Then, I cancelled that and wrote a 7GB file on the same disc using Nero. Nero said "writing in 2x" but by calculating the time it took to write the 7GB file it wrote at 1x again.
After that, I did some cdspeed tests and I did a "Read" operation in ImgBurn to test out the read capabilities and it went to 2.0x stable. So, it doesn't seem that my CPU's bandwidth is the problem? THis PC can write DVDs at 8x speed with no problem and that needs 11MB/s whereas writing to a BD-RE at 2x only needs 9MB/s. I am at a loss? This probably means my drive or the media is at fault? My drive makes perfect burns all the time but seems stuck at 1x. THe media I used so far is Sony BD-RE 25GB (BNE25A). It says on the disc that it's V2.1 compliant and in the instructions they say the BWU-100A is 2.0 compliant. I would think 2.1 you would be able to get 2.0x speed with this disc?
My drive is installed internally as the master on the secondary IDE wire.
Any ideas guys? Anybody else can't write at 2x on those Sony discs?