Re: DVD Image corruption but OK on hard drive
Thanks for the additional info. I know that what I'm about to say is applicable to TI 7 and 8. However, you'll soon see if you can read any of it across to TI 6. So, if you bear with me I'll see if we can move this forward.
By "direct method" I mean using TI to create an image direct to CD or DVD. The two types of media each require a different approach:
For CD you need to use a blank CD-R or CD RW disks and follow the instructions in the Create Image Wizard. It's recommended that you insert the disks into the recorder's drawer but don't close it manually. When you click the Proceed button in the Wizard the drawer should close automatically and start the recording process. TI will prompt you when a disk change is required (remember, don't close the drawer manually).
For DVD you need to have third-party UDF packet writing software installed and running, such as Nero's InCD or Roxio's DirectCD. Use DVD+/-RW disks that have been preformated via the packet writing software. DVD+R can only be preformated(?!) if using Roxio DirectCD. However, I suggest sticking to RW disks as they can be erased and used again if you get a bad burn. Follow the Create Image Wizard instructions as above.
When imaging direct, it's recommended that you close down all non-essential applications. Even using "Normal" compression TI will use 100% CPU utilisation.
The "indirect, two-stage method" requires that you first create an image on your hard drive, electing to split it manually during creation. Select the 650 MB file size for CD or enter 2000 MB if using DVD. Once the split image has been created use your normal (not drag-and-drop) burning software such as Nero Burning ROM or Roxio Easy CD Creator to burn the resultant .tib files as CD-ROM (ISO) or DVD-ROM (ISO) compilations (1 file per CD or 2 files per DVD). Again, I suggest you use RW media for the reason stated above but in any case note that Acronis doesn't guarantee that TI will work with DVD-R.
I also recommend you burn the compilations at a slow speed to reduce the risk of a corrupt burn. Fast burns are all well and good for audio and video files (who will notice the odd click or pixelation during playback?) but a single corrupt byte in a data file is usually fatal.
After burning you should always use the Check Image Wizard to verify the image integrity. Partway through a restore is not the time to find a corrupt disk as, by then, TI will have deleted the partition(s) on the destination hard drive. Note that, when verifying or restoring an image that has been split across multiple CDs/DVDs, you will need to insert the last disk volume first and then follow TI's prompts. To Explore a multi-disk image you will need to copy the individual .tib files from all the disk volumes back to a single folder/partition on your hard drive first and mount the image from there.
Appologies if any or all of the above is teaching granny to suck eggs but by spelling it all out you might just see something that you were either not doing or else doing incorrectly.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. However, foresight is even better!!