DVDRW on its way out?

For discussing Linux compatible (or not) devices

Moderators: ChrisThornett, LXF moderators

DVDRW on its way out?

Postby nordle » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:19 pm

I presume this is bad, it happens with most discs, not all, but most of them. Just when trying to read the drive:

hdd: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 148
hdd: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 152
hdd: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 156
hdd: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown
end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector 160
hdd: command error: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdd: command error: error=0x54 { AbortedCommand LastFailedSense=0x05 }
ide: failed opcode was: unknown

Its annoying as I've only 1 dvd drive, so I tried using hdparm -d 0 /dev/hdd
And it worked! :)

I can now read media again, but its slooooow. Will it last not using dma for a while, or hours? Any guesses as to what might have happened?
(its knackered :) )

I didn't even use it that much re: burning stuff, I guess they are pretty cheap now though.
User avatar
nordle
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1500
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:56 pm

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby Rhakios » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:21 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if it's on its way out. I have had a couple of duff ones, failing not long after the warranty expired, indeed with similar messages to those you give above.

So far my LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1673S seems to be working pretty well though, fingers-crossed.
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby shifty_ben » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:35 pm

Yea my LITE-ON is doing fairly well, touch wood, have you noticed how its nearly always exactly a month after the warranty expires?
Need a New Signature
User avatar
shifty_ben
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1292
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:56 am
Location: Ipswich

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby Rhakios » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:24 pm

Yes :evil:
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby nelz » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:46 pm

My first DVDRW drive, costing nearly £400, expired some 363 days before the warranty ran out, but only one day before a deadline :(
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
nelz
Site admin
 
Posts: 8502
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:52 am
Location: Warrington, UK

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby shifty_ben » Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:50 pm

I had a CDRW die the day after the warranty expired, the company would not do anything about it, I guess they were within their rights, but its pretty bad customer service in my eyes
Need a New Signature
User avatar
shifty_ben
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1292
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:56 am
Location: Ipswich

RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby nordle » Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:48 am

I've had the drive (GSA-4081B) since March 2004 (when I put together this 64 box), which surprised me a little, cost £70. I've just bought a new NEC drive (ND-4550), one with the lightscribe thingy, whatever the new version of that is called, cant remember.
I didn't buy it for that reason, I got it because its silver, supports DVDRAM and got good media compatability reviews etc etc cost me £23!

LiteON are pretty good, ALL of my LiteON drives from the last 4-5 years are still working fine (12x CDRW etc)

I still think a simple electronics product like this should survive more than 2 years, especially as its only burnt 30-40 DVD's in that time. Oh well, the new drive was only £23 and is faster.
I think, therefore I compile
User avatar
nordle
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1500
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:56 pm

Re: RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby Rhakios » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:49 am

nordle wrote:I've had the drive (GSA-4081B)


Yep, that's one of the two that died on me.
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: Re: RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:10 pm

My first CDRW/DVD combo (Ricoh, £115) lasted 5 years, My first DVDRW(Liteon, £45) lasted 2 before it started giving errors on anything but CDs .
Now I've got a Sony, cost £35 or so, works fine, 3 months old.
Shortest lived DVDRW, Sony, can't remember the price, killed by an exploding WindowsXP Pro install disc in a workstation build at work, 2 weeks old!
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

*************** ************
User avatar
wyliecoyoteuk
LXF regular
 
Posts: 3457
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:41 pm
Location: Birmingham, UK

Re: RE: DVDRW on its way out?

Postby goeppingen » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:42 pm

Rhakios wrote:
nordle wrote:I've had the drive (GSA-4081B)


Yep, that's one of the two that died on me.


I had pioneer 8x for four years and few months ago change to lg 52x is still working cross the finger.
User avatar
goeppingen
LXF regular
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:27 am


Return to Hardware

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests