Info about cdrecord and media

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Sun Jun 5 19:03:01 GMT 2005

On Jun 5, 2005, at 2:30 PM, Steven Friedrich wrote:
> I've continued trying to burn an iso image using cdrecord and have  
> discovered
> that it fails when I use high speed media (4x-12x) but it works  
> when I use
> standard media (1x-4x). Both media are Memorex and the drive is a
> Toshiba SD-R5002.  I even tried to limit the speed to 4x on the  
> high speed
> media, but it still failed.  The record completes without posting  
> any errors,
> but when I try to mount it, I get mount_cd9660: /dev/acd0c: Input/ 
> output error
> and an error on the console acd0: READ_BIG - MEDIUM ERROR asc=0x15  
> ascq=0x00
> error=0x00

Look for a firmware update for your drive, often that will help  
resolve media compatibility problems like this.  Does it work any  
better if you set up ATAPICAM and use dvd+rw-tools (growisofs)?


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