Ultra Speed CD-RW media and cdrecord

Doug Poland doug at polands.org
Tue Jan 4 19:37:14 PST 2005


My son gave me a package of Memorex Ultra Speed CD-RW blanks for
Christmas.  I was going to burn an ISO on my 5.3-STABLE system but ran
into a brick wall.  

cdrecord tells me that it's "Trying to use ultra high speed medium on 
improper writer."  I've used "MultiSpeed 1x2x4x" media and "1x-4x
Compatible" media in the past with no problems.

Here's a transcript of the failed session:

jericho# cdrecord -v dev=3,0 blank=all 4.11-RC2-i386-disc2.iso
cdrecord: No write mode specified.
cdrecord: Asuming -tao mode.
cdrecord: Future versions of cdrecord may have different drive dependent
cdrecord: Continuing in 5 seconds...
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i386-unknown-freebsd5.3) Copyright (C) 1995-2004
Jörg Schilling
TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM
scsidev: '3,0'
scsibus: 0 target: 3 lun: 0
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
SCSI buffer size: 64512
atapi: 0
Device type    : Removable CD-ROM
Version        : 2
Response Format: 2
Capabilities   : SYNC 
Vendor_info    : 'YAMAHA  '
Identifikation : 'CRW2100S        '
Revision       : '1.0N'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc CD-RW.
Current: 0x000A
Profile: 0x0008 
Profile: 0x0009 
Profile: 0x000A (current)
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc   CD-R/CD-RW driver (mmc_cdr).
Driver flags   : MMC-2 SWABAUDIO 
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R96R
Drive buf size : 7582848 = 7405 KB
FIFO size      : 4194304 = 4096 KB
Track 01: data   307 MB        
Total size:      352 MB (34:57.81) = 157336 sectors
Lout start:      353 MB (34:59/61) = 157336 sectors
Current Secsize: 2048
ATIP info from disk:
  Indicated writing power: 6
  Reference speed: 0
  Is not unrestricted
  Is erasable
  Disk sub type: Ultra High speed Rewritable media (2)
  ATIP start of lead in:  -11744 (97:25/31)
  ATIP start of lead out: 359848 (79:59/73)
  1T speed low: 16 1T speed high: 16
  2T speed low:  8 2T speed high: 24
  power mult factor: 1 4
  recommended erase/write power: 3
  A1 values: 66 18 B8
  A2 values: 38 80 00
  A3 values: 38 CF 88
Disk type:    Phase change
Manuf. index: 40
Manufacturer: INFODISC Technology Co., Ltd.
Blocks total: 359848 Blocks current: 359848 Blocks remaining: 202512
cdrecord: Trying to use ultra high speed medium on improper writer.
cdrecord: fifo had 1 puts and 0 gets.
cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 0%.

FWIW, I've tried forcing it with various speed=x arguments but to no
avail.  Any suggestions?


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