Re: Cannot write a 90' cd

Jorge Nerin (
Fri, 24 May 2002 01:25:25 +0200

Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> 90 minute CD-Rs have a tighter leading track, and only some CD-R drives
> are able to cope with that. For example my Ricoh doesn't, failing some
> 54 minutes after start. There is nothing you can do about that.

It could be that, but I suspect something strange, the cd reports itself to be
about 80', then cdrecord is unable to write past this 80', after cdrecord
fixates the cd and ejects it I can see that there is still a virgin zone of
about 5 milimeters at the edge of the disk.

On the other hand I have been able to overburn some cd to gain about half a
minute when needed, but these were 74 or 80 minutes media.

The most strange thing is the scsi error, "no error":

Input/output error. write_g1: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: 2A 00 00 05 7D 89 00 00 1F 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 63 00 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x63 Qual 0x00 (end of user area encountered on this track) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.004s timeout 40s

Jorge Nerin

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