Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 17 Guests (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • 0
usatraveler

Toast 10 Titanium Pro - Coaster Bd-R Every Time, Error 50

Question

As in the topic name above, getting the "connection is not stable" error for each of the three BD-Rs I have tried burning so far. I've stopped without trying anything further so as to not throw an entire spindle out. Tried Best speed, tried 1x speed, both throw up the error the moment I begin the burn.

 

Verbatim BD-R 25GB 5x media

Vantec NexStar DX enclosure, connected via USB 2.0

Pioneer BDR-205 drive, latest firmware

 

No FW800 on the enclosure, no eSATA on the computer.

 

Computer is MacBook Pro 5,3 - OSX 10.6.3, Toast 10 Titanium Pro v10.0.7

 

No idea what to do next except try some BD-REs to test, which I'll definitely do anyway.

 

Any idea where to start tracing the issue and correcting it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

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.

I'm sorry but I don't know what to suggest. I haven't had any difficulty burning standard DVDs using Toast 10.0.7 on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.x with its internal drive nor with my Intel iMac using an external drive. I don't have a Blu-ray burner so I don't know about that. I do recommend reinstalling Toast. Trash the Toast plist and prefs files in your User>Library>Preferences folder as part of that. Are you burning a data disc or a video disc (or both)? Have you tried Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button and then burn the resulting file to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I'm sorry but I don't know what to suggest. I haven't had any difficulty burning standard DVDs using Toast 10.0.7 on my MacBook Pro running 10.6.x with its internal drive nor with my Intel iMac using an external drive. I don't have a Blu-ray burner so I don't know about that. I do recommend reinstalling Toast. Trash the Toast plist and prefs files in your User>Library>Preferences folder as part of that. Are you burning a data disc or a video disc (or both)? Have you tried Save as Disc Image instead of clicking the burn button and then burn the resulting file to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window?

 

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Get a couple of BD-RE's, if you haven't already until you get the problem solved. No sense in making $5 coasters. This has appeared many times here, and iirc the solution involved going back o a previous version of Toast 10. Not sure - seems Toast 10.0.2 for the encoding was used, and saving or extracting the files somehow before something. Sorry - just don't seem to remember. Need another cup. But there is a solution, or so I have heard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Get a couple of BD-RE's, if you haven't already until you get the problem solved. No sense in making $5 coasters. This has appeared many times here, and iirc the solution involved going back o a previous version of Toast 10. Not sure - seems Toast 10.0.2 for the encoding was used, and saving or extracting the files somehow before something. Sorry - just don't seem to remember. Need another cup. But there is a solution, or so I have heard.

 

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

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?

Edited by usatraveler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×