TI8 and external firewire DVD burners...

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Andrew B, Jun 8, 2005.

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  1. Andrew B

    Andrew B Guest

    I just installed the latest build of TI8, and was trying to create an image of my system drive using my external TDK DVD+/-RW drive. I cannot seem to get it to work at all using DVD media. I was able to get it to almost work using CDR media (same drive), but it got down to 1% remaining and then errored out claiming bad media might be the cause. (AAARRGGG!)
    I tried it using my internal CDR and it worked fine. I really would rather use one DVD instead of multiple CDs. Is there a known issue with external firewire DVD drives? Or maybe just the TDK?


    ps - I tried 3 different types of DVDs (cheap DVD-R, Memorex DVD-RW, and Imation DVD-R) and two different CDs (cheap and cheaper). Nothing worked on my external, but the cheaper CDs worked fine on my internal...
  2. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Andrew,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    The current version of Acronis True Image does not write to DVD disсs directly, instead it utilizes third party UDF packet DVD writing software. We may recommend you to install a UDF packet DVD writing software such as Ahead InCD or Roxio DirectCD, format DVD disсs by means of this software and then use formatted disсs with Acronis True Image.

    Please note that a possible workaround is to create image archives on local or network hard drives specifying the image archive split size and burn them to DVDs later.

    We will certainly implement direct DVD recording in Acronis True Image in the future.

    Thank you.
    Irina Shirokova
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