My work's Lenovo W530's internal drive doesn't burn discs fully.

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Ant

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Jan 5, 2016, 12:21:44 AM1/5/16
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Hello.

I have had this Lenovo W530, from work, since June 2015. I finally
started using its internal Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C0 (SB01) disc drive to
burn to small old CDs (unused CD-Rs & CD-RWs) recently. However, IT's
preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7 EE SP1's system image creator and
downloaded ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 (with a downloaded 247 MB ISO file) could
not fully write to my CDs. I had no problems erasing my old CD-RW. I
tried copying a very old burned 650 MB CD-R to its local SSD, and it was
fine. So, it sounds like this physical drive has write issues? Or is it
something else?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Joe

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Jan 31, 2016, 1:44:02 PM1/31/16
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In ibm.ibmpc.thinkpad Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> I have had this Lenovo W530, from work, since June 2015. I finally
> started using its internal Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C0 (SB01) disc drive to
> burn to small old CDs (unused CD-Rs & CD-RWs) recently. However, IT's
> preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7 EE SP1's system image creator and
> downloaded ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 (with a downloaded 247 MB ISO file) could
> not fully write to my CDs. I had no problems erasing my old CD-RW. I
> tried copying a very old burned 650 MB CD-R to its local SSD, and it was
> fine. So, it sounds like this physical drive has write issues? Or is it
> something else?
>
> Thank you in advance. :)

Probably bad discs. Hold them up to a light and see if there's
discoloration (rust spots) or pinholes. This is CD rot and quite common
on cheap CD-R brands.

I used to use no-name brands for years and checking the ATIP information
on the disc, they were usually CMC Magnetics and the discs were bad
after a year or two. Since then I moved to Taiyo Yudens, bought a whole
distributor case and haven't had an issue to this day.

Hope that helps,

Joe

Ant

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Jan 31, 2016, 8:12:56 PM1/31/16
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In alt.comp.periphs.cdr Joe <joeco...@gmail.com> wrote:
> In ibm.ibmpc.thinkpad Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I have had this Lenovo W530, from work, since June 2015. I finally
> > started using its internal Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C0 (SB01) disc drive to
> > burn to small old CDs (unused CD-Rs & CD-RWs) recently. However, IT's
> > preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7 EE SP1's system image creator and
> > downloaded ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 (with a downloaded 247 MB ISO file) could
> > not fully write to my CDs. I had no problems erasing my old CD-RW. I
> > tried copying a very old burned 650 MB CD-R to its local SSD, and it was
> > fine. So, it sounds like this physical drive has write issues? Or is it
> > something else?
> >
> > Thank you in advance. :)

> Probably bad discs. Hold them up to a light and see if there's
> discoloration (rust spots) or pinholes. This is CD rot and quite common
> on cheap CD-R brands.

Are Sony, OfficeMax, etc. cheap brands?


> I used to use no-name brands for years and checking the ATIP information
> on the disc, they were usually CMC Magnetics and the discs were bad
> after a year or two. Since then I moved to Taiyo Yudens, bought a whole
> distributor case and haven't had an issue to this day.

Ah. However, I did think I fixed it by upgrading the drive's firmware
from Lenovo. So far, no coasters. :)
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Joe

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Feb 8, 2016, 3:09:44 PM2/8/16
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In ibm.ibmpc.thinkpad Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> In alt.comp.periphs.cdr Joe <joeco...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> In ibm.ibmpc.thinkpad Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
>> > Hello.
>> >
>> > I have had this Lenovo W530, from work, since June 2015. I finally
>> > started using its internal Matshita DVD-RAM UJ8C0 (SB01) disc drive to
>> > burn to small old CDs (unused CD-Rs & CD-RWs) recently. However, IT's
>> > preinstalled 64-bit Windows 7 EE SP1's system image creator and
>> > downloaded ImgBurn v2.5.8.0 (with a downloaded 247 MB ISO file) could
>> > not fully write to my CDs. I had no problems erasing my old CD-RW. I
>> > tried copying a very old burned 650 MB CD-R to its local SSD, and it was
>> > fine. So, it sounds like this physical drive has write issues? Or is it
>> > something else?
>> >
>> > Thank you in advance. :)
>
>> Probably bad discs. Hold them up to a light and see if there's
>> discoloration (rust spots) or pinholes. This is CD rot and quite common
>> on cheap CD-R brands.
>
> Are Sony, OfficeMax, etc. cheap brands?
>

Sony used to be ok but I doubt they make their discs anymore. Officemax
falls into the cheap category, I used to use the Staples ones and
anything from that time is mostly unreadable now. I'm not sure in
windows how to check the atip, in linux just run cdrecord -atip and it
will tell you the manufacturer of the disc.

>
>> I used to use no-name brands for years and checking the ATIP information
>> on the disc, they were usually CMC Magnetics and the discs were bad
>> after a year or two. Since then I moved to Taiyo Yudens, bought a whole
>> distributor case and haven't had an issue to this day.
>
> Ah. However, I did think I fixed it by upgrading the drive's firmware
> from Lenovo. So far, no coasters. :)

That's always a good thing to do, Will add newer supported disc types.
Good to hear it works again!

Joe
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