Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

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KalebM
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Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by KalebM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:52 am

Just installed the Pioneer BDR-205 in my 2006 Mac Pro 10.6.3. I've tried 3 different BD's and I get the same error with each disc (this error is without any other installed disc drives). It fails to open the disc. Would greatly appreciate any advice!

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Optical drive "BD-R-SRM PIONEGR B@-VW B@R/205 1.06" opened in OS access mode.
Error 'Posix error - Input/output error' occured while reading 'BD-R-SRM PIONEGR B@-VW B@R/205 1.06' at offset '524288'
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Re: Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by mike admin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:43 am

KalebM wrote:Optical drive "BD-R-SRM PIONEGR B@-VW B@R/205 1.06" opened in OS access mode.
Error 'Posix error - Input/output error' occured while reading 'BD-R-SRM PIONEGR B@-VW B@R/205 1.06' at offset '524288'
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A very generic error that happens for no reason. Is drive usable by itself, can you copy any files from BD disc in finder?

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Re: Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by KalebM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:25 pm

Good point, the OS thinks that every disc (BD or DVD) I put in is blank, so no, I can't copy files from it, though there is now an "Untitled BD.fpbf" place folder in my desktop. Toast tells me how much space is free on an actual BD movie but still thinks it's blank. And sadly, the only CDROM I have handy gives me "Cannot read" error or just spins. *sigh* So, even though the system recognizes the BD model, sounds like there's a clear hardware disconnect? While this is a SATA drive, I used a SATA/PATA adapter to get it to connect with my 2006 Mac Pro.

I'll see what I can find elsewhere for the hardware, but I do appreciate your help.

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Re: Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by KalebM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:28 pm

After further experimenting, it seems that this drive has no problems recognizing my audio CD at startup, but any time I put in a DVD or BD, it thinks they are blank.
I don't see any support coming from Pioneer and I'm surprised OWC is still selling this drive for Mac Pro owners. (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Pioneer/BDR205BKMP/)
I've seen a couple people here use this with their Mac's without a problem (& a couple with problems) - is it just because I'm not connecting directly to the SATA connection?

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Re: Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by vixsys » Wed May 12, 2010 4:47 am

yourboyvic.com/firmware.png

shows my pioneer at firmware 1.04 and it works fine recognizes and burns DVDs, have yet to test burning and recognizing blu ray discs however. Might want to check it out.

the pioneer site has 1.08 for windows, can't find the firmware updates for mac os x but here is another thread of another forum FYI

http://discussions.info.apple.com/threa ... &tstart=60

try disabling sleep in energy saver in system preferences

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Re: Error reading any BD on Pioneer BDR-205

Post by vixsys » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:24 am

I've tested blu-ray and my pioneer bdr 205 works okay so far.
burning speeds have exceeded 4x on 4x media so I can't complain.

asus p5k3
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pioneer firmware: 1.04

I can't figure out why mine works and why others won't work. sorry, good luck.

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