Solved

Can't burn a DVD with 100,000 files

Posted on 2006-07-18
6
305 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I failed to burn a DVD yesterday:
- HP Pavillion dv1000
- TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L532M
- Windows XP SP2
- Nero 6.3.1

Once Nero progressed up to 9% of burning and stuck there (I had >100,000 files, total 4.0 GB)
Second time Nero progressed up to 26% of burning and also stuck (I had >100,000 files, total 2.5 GB)

I understand that burning a CD or a DVD with a lot of files is a challenge for this application.
But what are real limits for the number of files?
Should I be able to burn such DVD?

Note. Previously I successfully burned several CDs/DVDs on the same notebook (I had not as many files to burn).

0
Comment
Question by:YuryCGI
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 17130681
The UDF file system used for DVD's only has one limiting factor:  2^32 allocation units (that's 4,294,967,296)    So 100,000 files is NOT a file system limit.   Nero should not have an issue with that either.

Are you using a writer with "burn proof" protection?

Are you using the computer for other things while it's burning?  (Don't)

Have you tried the same burn at a relatively low burn speed?  (4x, or even 2x)

With such a large number of small files, you are really stressing the ability of the disk subsystem to maintain a full DVD buffer => especially if you are trying to burn at a high burn rate (8x or more); or if you are using the computer for other things during the burn.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
zwseemm earned 500 total points
ID: 17132302
I had the same issue with nero and DVDs. I ruined 4 DVDs. I downloaded the latest update for Nero and never had a problem since. Go to there website and download and install the latest update for your version.

http://ww2.nero.com/enu/Downloads.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:YuryCGI
ID: 17178856
So far I have formatted a DVD with the Nero InCD and used xcopy to copy all these files.
I will check for the Nero updates later on.
0
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 17178904
... with a packet writer you're less likely to have any issues; since the files are actually written one-at-a-time in this mode.   For most applications I'm not a fan of packet writing;  but in this case it's probably the best way to write your files => it also eliminates any concern about WHEN to close the DVD and about maintaining a full write buffer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:YuryCGI
ID: 17389279
I downloaded updates and will check is it would help soon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:YuryCGI
ID: 17400725
It was just a display issue.
Nero GUI was hanging at a verification phase.
DVD writing itself was OK.

It seems that everything is OK after I applied the latest patches.
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

AWS Glacier is Amazons cheapest storage option and is their answer to a ‘Cold’ storage service.  Customers primarily use this service for archival purposes and storage of infrastructure backups.  Its unlimited storage potential and low storage cost …
I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now