2tb WD20EADS "Waiting for buffers to recover"


#1

Bought a 2tb WD20eads hdd and after formating, defraging and running thru all of the WinDLG tests IMGBurn’s buffer and device buffer is all over the place.  I uninstalled everything under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and rebooted and still the same thing.  All the channels have advance settings on “Auto detection” and " DMA if available".  My PC has a fresh install from at least 3 months ago and I don’t have anything 'heavy" running in the background.  I never had a problem with my 1.5 or 2tb seagates.   With those two seagate drives I could be multi-tasking while my 3 discs were burning and my “buffer” wouldnt even go down pass 99% on any of the three running IMGBurns.  Just wondering is there anything else that I can do. TIA.

e8400

4gb ram

gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l

wd black 640gb (XP sp3)

1.5tb barcuda

2tb WD20EADS

imgburn burning from WD20eads

3 x samsung DL burners w/ fw updated

verbatims dvddl dvds+ 8x, 2.4x

25mins(from seagates)

50mins(from WD20eads)

I 00:10:16 Source File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)I 00:10:16 Source File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytesI 00:10:16 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROMI 00:10:16 Source File Volume Set Identifier: fd244000MS UDFBridgeI 00:10:16 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)I 00:10:16 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDFI 00:10:16 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)I 00:10:16 Destination Device: [3:0:0] TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223Q SB03 (X:) (ATA)I 00:10:16 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-003-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x)I 00:10:16 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824I 00:10:16 Write Mode: DVDI 00:10:16 Write Type: DAOI 00:10:16 Write Speed: 4xI 00:10:16 Link Size: AutoI 00:10:16 Lock Volume: YesI 00:10:16 Test Mode: NoI 00:10:16 OPC: NoI 00:10:16 BURN-Proof: EnabledI 00:10:16 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROMI 00:10:16 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760I 00:10:16 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original DiscI 00:11:07 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!I 00:11:07 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)I 00:11:07 Writing LeadIn...I 00:11:12 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)I 00:11:12 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)I 00:11:12 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1913759)W 00:11:46 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 83296)W 00:12:25 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:12:27 Writing Sectors...W 00:13:29 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 241664)W 00:14:06 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:14:07 Writing Sectors...W 00:14:47 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 335936)W 00:15:25 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:15:26 Writing Sectors...W 00:15:58 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 411904)W 00:16:37 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:16:38 Writing Sectors...W 00:18:25 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 691840)W 00:19:05 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:19:06 Writing Sectors...W 00:20:49 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 962080)W 00:21:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:21:28 Writing Sectors...W 00:21:53 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1018976)W 00:22:32 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:22:34 Writing Sectors...W 00:23:13 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1111616)W 00:23:52 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:23:53 Writing Sectors...W 00:24:36 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1216256)W 00:25:15 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:25:16 Writing Sectors...W 00:25:35 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1255456)W 00:26:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:26:15 Writing Sectors...W 00:28:30 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1613280)W 00:29:06 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:29:08 Writing Sectors...W 00:29:49 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1714464)W 00:30:29 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:30:30 Writing Sectors...W 00:31:05 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1798144)W 00:31:43 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:31:44 Writing Sectors...W 00:32:09 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1854048)W 00:32:48 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:32:49 Writing Sectors...I 00:33:11 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1913760 - 3827487)W 00:33:37 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 1968096)W 00:34:02 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:34:03 Writing Sectors...W 00:35:09 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2139520)W 00:35:50 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:35:52 Writing Sectors...W 00:36:21 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2205280)W 00:37:00 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:37:01 Writing Sectors...W 00:38:37 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2451968)W 00:39:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:39:14 Writing Sectors...W 00:39:33 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2490528)W 00:40:08 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:40:09 Writing Sectors...W 00:40:35 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2549216)W 00:41:14 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:41:15 Writing Sectors...W 00:41:42 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2608960)W 00:42:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:42:22 Writing Sectors...W 00:42:50 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2675968)W 00:43:30 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:43:31 Writing Sectors...W 00:43:51 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2716960)W 00:44:27 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:44:28 Writing Sectors...W 00:45:54 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2940288)W 00:46:33 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:46:35 Writing Sectors...W 00:46:58 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 2992640)W 00:47:38 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:47:40 Writing Sectors...W 00:48:16 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3078976)W 00:48:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:48:58 Writing Sectors...W 00:49:43 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3187872)W 00:50:21 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:50:21 Writing Sectors...W 00:50:47 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3246272)W 00:51:24 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:51:26 Writing Sectors...W 00:52:33 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3417216)W 00:53:11 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:53:12 Writing Sectors...W 00:53:33 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3462784)W 00:54:13 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:54:13 Writing Sectors...W 00:54:44 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3532448)W 00:55:23 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:55:24 Writing Sectors...W 00:56:24 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3683168)W 00:57:02 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:57:03 Writing Sectors...W 00:57:19 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3717152)W 00:57:58 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:57:59 Writing Sectors...W 00:58:18 Waiting for buffers to recover... (LBA: 3755872)W 00:58:57 Waiting for hard disk activity to reach threshold level...I 00:58:58 Writing Sectors...I 00:59:43 Synchronising Cache...I 00:59:50 Closing Track...I 00:59:55 Finalising Disc...I 01:00:37 Exporting Graph Data...I 01:00:37 Graph Data File: C:\Documents and Settings\Angel\Application Data\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S223Q_SB03_SUNDAY-DECEMBER-27-2009_12-10_AM_MKM-003-00_4x.ibgI 01:00:37 Export Successfully Completed!I 01:00:37 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:50:16I 01:00:37 Average Write Rate: 2,630 KB/s (1.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,671 KB/s (4.1x)

#2

Does the label on your drive say it’s an advanced format drive? This sounds like the kind of issue I was reading about if your drive is an AFD but is offset by 1.


#3

No it doesnt say that on  the label.  I put it on a HDD dock connected through USB and it works fine.  No more buffering.  Its gotta be something with my motherboard and this HDD.


#4

I have the same drive and a very similar problem with burning DVDs.  I haven’t checked whether it is an Advanced Format drive or not. 

Ardvark - Could you tell me where you saw information about this causing problems with buffers burning DVDs.

Thanks.