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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    Update - After a number of consecutive successful BD-R burns, I think I've squashed the problem. It does indeed seem to have been bad RAM. Apple's hardware test didn't catch it originally, but I used another application called "MemTest," which did reveal errors. Memory got promptly replaced under OWC's lifetime warranty, I was up and burning again inside of two days, and haven't had a failure since. Therefore, really scrutinize that RAM, even if Apple Hardware Test green-lights it.
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    This issue persists in Toast 11.1 - even on single BD-R burns. Got it once on a DVD as well.
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    I have updated to 10.0.9. The problem persists, not only with Blu-Ray, not only with multi-disc sets. It is now happening on individual DVDs. I have since replaced the failing battery in my MacBook Pro, and the problem does persist. In essence, Toast is useless to me right now. Ideas?
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    Not that I intend for it to be a long-term workaround, but I have successfully burned the four-disc set by moving the entire contents of the burn to another computer, and using Toast 9.0.7 to burn the files. So, it's a version issue, or something with my computer. Very strange indeed.
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    I have tried another method - create a Disc Image with the files, to a different drive, and then burn that. I can't burn the mounted disc image correctly, because apparently one can't span a disc image. So, I opened up the mounted image, and pulled all the files from it to make a new data disc. Being in a disc image, it would seem that the image would be locked, so no files, even invisible, would be written to or from the image. This would therefore rule out yet another possibility. The files went through the first disc successfully, but then had mismatches on the second disc, twice. Therefore, three coasters for the unusable set, and I gave up there. Anything else to try to isolate? It seems that the possibility of files changing along the way has been ruled out. I'm on 10.0.8 - I know 10.0.9 was released, but looks like it's been pulled. I'm still on Snow Leopard, so I don't know how much the update would matter anyway.
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    Thanks. I just tried again, rebuilding the burn from scratch, reselecting all files, making sure I didn't have any invisibles in any folders. I tried burning to a 2x BD-RE. Same error, this time around 65% completion. I realize the disc may very well be fine, but I don't think that's a chance I want to take without knowing for sure, as this is the primary backup of a finished project and all of its raw media. I've ruled out the drive, the FireWire cable, the media, and the RAM. Not really sure what to do next.
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    Blu-Ray Archives - Verification Error Every Time On First Disc

    I have now tried it on a different drive, different FireWire cable, different media. Same error. I have also used the Apple Hardware Test, checked the RAM using its extended test, and it came out clean. Any ideas?
  8. Trying to back up an old Avid Media Composer project onto BD-Rs. Project file, media, etc. I have Toast Titanium 10.0.8. It would be a four-disc spanned burn. Using a Pioneer BDR-205 in an external FireWire enclosure from OWC. I don't recall having similar problems before, I've successfully burned a bunch of projects with this combo. The error returned is a sector/byte mismatch during verification, on every disc. Different sectors, different bytes, but an error every time nonetheless, I'd say each one has been before the 20% mark. Any idea where to start checking for fixes? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    What I think will be the last update - looks like I'll go with a FireWire enclosure instead. Might even roll back up to Toast 10.0.7 when I do so. Apparently some Mac users have had difficulty with this drive/USB enclosure combination. Thanks all for the input.
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    Update - I was able to try a different drive, a LaCie d2 connected via FireWire, and though I only tested it for a minute or so before self-cancelling it because I didn't have time to do a full burn, the error did NOT appear. This is the only remotely positive result in my tests so far. The setup: -Verbatim BD-RE 25GB 2x media -LaCie d2, FireWire (this unit actually contains a Pioneer BDR-205, same drive I was using in the USB enclosure) -Burner is actually daisy-chained through a Glyph PortaGig 500 GB FW800 hard drive, on which the media is stored, so it's computer -> hard drive -> burner. Seems to be OK. -Same MacBook Pro 5,3 - OSX 10.6.3 - Toast Titanium Pro 10.0.2 This appears to work. Therefore, looks like difficulty with the drive/enclosure/USB combo. Any way to trace which part it might be? I do have Windows XP and Ubuntu as well if there's any good utility for diagnosing that kind of thing in either OSX/XP/Ubuntu. Have NOT tried: -eSata for the burner, no port on the computer for that. -another DVD on the internal drive - I bailed after the first one, but maybe I'll give it another shot, might have been a fluke. -DVD in the external USB enclosure. -Toast Titanium Pro 10.0.7 (with the so-far working combo) Anyone else consistently burning BD's via an external USB 2.0 enclosure? Maybe I should try the old "open it up and reconnect everything" method, but I am able to erase discs, so at least something's working right with the drive. Any other ideas?
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    Disconnected everything else, and rolled back to 10.0.2 using the Roxio-suggested uninstall procedure for OSX 10.6. Using BD-REs, external. No success at all, immediate fail upon starting every burn. I have been able to erase the REs, though. I was able to do this in 10.0.7 as well.
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    Update: -Reinstalled Toast, now on 10.0.4 (it's what was on the install disc - any place I can get 10.0.2 if that's what's working for many people?) -Using Verbatim 2x 25GB BD-REs so I don't throw away a spindle trying to get this to work. I'm 0-for-2 on BD-RE burns under this configuration, both Interface Error 5's. Connection not stable. Haven't yet tried a DVD on either the internal or external drive under this configuration, I'm guessing it'll be futile. My main goal is getting BDs to work anyway. Next step? Trying to find 10.0.2 perhaps?
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    That actually is helpful, thanks. Already planned on picking up some REs, and then I'll try everything above. Office computers have Toast 9 on 10.5.8 and 10.6.3, works great every time with a LaCie d2 via FireWire. Definitely feeling like it's a version issue now, I'll probably coast a few REs before isolating the issue, but I'll post when I find a winning combination. Thanks all.
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    No apologies, just glad I'm not doing something blatantly obviously wrong. I'll reinstall, and take the above steps as part of it. The DVD+R was a video disc, the BD-Rs were data discs. I'll try the Disc Image method once I get some DVD+RWs and BD-REs so I can mess up without losing discs. For the video DVD, going Sorenson Squeeze to compress and make the ISO, then Disk Utility to burn the ISO, did work on the internal drive.
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    Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

    Update - I had the same error with a DVD on the computer's internal drive. I think I'm narrowing, and I don't think the external drive is the problem, but I can't be sure. I'm guessing some conflict with OSX 10.6.3 and Toast 10.0.7? Is this any kind of common occurrence? Would a reinstall of Toast be recommended? I'm not sure what steps to take next to try to isolate the issue.
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