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  1. Hi Well just in case... that is not possible anyway, Retrospect seems to start doing the test, then hang and stop responding. I have to kill the app. Now I'm doing my archives at 18 Mo/min speed , it's great :-/ just Kidding Well if you have any advice on a brand of media that might works well with my OEM Hitachi DL superdrive I appreciate... I finally did it with some other DVD Media as Foster said. I try some DVD+R DL 2.4x and it was doing fine... The average rate was actually at 215 Mo/min (with compression) which is acceptable for me (before it was 25 Mo/min !!!) But, BUT ...after 5.0 Go Retrospect did a "206 error" message... saying that the media or head was bad etc.%u2026 so I'm getting deseparate with these "/&ç)*8% DVD±R media. Thx bye, Eric
  2. Hello Foster, thanks the advice on the media, it seems the key of this problem again, i have another post here: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=devicesx&Number=54296&fpart=&PHPSESSID= so my problem is now: how to find the right media for the Drive/system I have ? My last test on DVD R DL Media is not good, Retrospect made the error just when it seem going to the second layer of the DVD itself (well, I'm not a specialist at all but I was checking the backup and just after ± 4 Go data retrospect did the 206 error code, so...) Do you have any advice for a brand media ? DVD R seems better I might not use the DL (i don't care anyway) Thanks again, Eric
  3. Hi, it's me again… I've just though I had some good news.... I finally did the test today with other Media** as Foster said. I try some DVD+R DL 2.4x and it seems working well... The average rate was actually was 215 Mo/min (with compression) which is acceptabe for me (before it was 25 Mo/min !!!) Noooooo ...after 5.0 Go Retrospect did a "206 error" message... saying that the media or head was bad etc. (the drive is new)… so I'm getting deseparate with these "/&ç)*8% DVD media. What kind of media shoudl I use ? I just don't understand why there such difference due to the media only. Does EMC/Dantz could make a kind of certification for media ? or some guidelines to help us choose a correct medi for correct drive ... I know know it sounds simple but... that could be a nice ** before I used the Apple DVD-R 4 Go used previoulsy for burning media working proprely with my "old" G5 for Retrsopect, the only media working before with the OEM Pionneer drive. Any advice on media will be appreciate... Thanks, Eric
  4. Hello, Thanks for your reply... is it possible to update firmware instead ? (well for mac, I've no idea where to find it) what should be the correct average speed of burning data on DVD with Retrospect Archiving anyway ? I'm still doing DAT Backup of Archives DVD, but my DDS is getting old now (DDS3). I don't want to spend again on something already "old" (blue ray disc are coming in a "short" future... no? or will they not be supported soon?) Thank you if you have info for the firmware Eric
  5. Hello Danilo, After 8 months, did you find out or... give up ? I have to do a lot's of archiving on DVD… I do have the same problem wit the last G5 Quad (PPC) since january 2006, my drive was reconized but can't be confirgured mannually, and I have no answer from EMC, more detail here: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=66622&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1 I'll appreciate your comment if you find out a solution about the speed… Thanks Eric
  6. Hello Nate, What does it really mean ? - only OEM drive are concerned ? - how do I know that the drive will support continuous writes ? I do experience the same problem with an "Hitachi-LG DVD RW (5.12) with the last "PPC G5 Quad" since january 2006… I already posted a link below: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=66622&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1 Can I expect Apple to change the internal drive ??, because my supplier know that I'm using retrospect for Archives (DVD-R) and Backup (DAT) Thanks Eric
  7. Hello Doug, I do experience the same problem "Hitachi-LG DVD RW (5.12) with the last G5 Quad since january 2006… I posted a link below http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=66622&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1 By any chance did you resolve the problem from now ? Thanks, Eric
  8. Hi, Thanks, but yes it is the apple version… http://www.emcinsignia.com/supportupdates/technical/retrospect/detail/?id=9379 so i was wondering what's wrong with my configuration... is it possible that it came from the Appel Raid "0" config ? but it works with other like backu server between PMac (I'm still using version 5-OS9 on a G3 with DAT for copy) I've bought some DVD+R DL to make the test… i'll see Thanks, Eric
  9. Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum, so haven't find any similar subject. I'm using retrsopect 6.1.126 with latest driver update ( on OSX Tiger 10.4.4 on a G5 Quad, Hitashi DL SuperDrive GWA-4165B, SoftRaid on 2x 500 Gb Hardrive, RAM 4.50 Go) I tried to Archives files from my local hardrive on local Apple DVD-R Media (4x), but performance are so slow that I cannot belied it… (compression is activated but with the std filter) Does anyone knows what speed should normally use Restrospect 6.1 on DVD-R Media ? I have less that 20 Mo/min average !! and I've notice that with the monitor utility the app read only from 548 ko to 548 ko… so there must be a problem. On the other hand, during the comparaison, the spead is above 280 Mo/min. so looks like normal. I also tried to configure the drive manually, but it start well, then retrospect crash, ... but the log show that the drive test is accepted... If someone could help on this i would appreciate, i've more than 40 Go to archive, and did expect a better speed on that kind of computer. Thanks Eric (PS: I tried other media (8x) without any difference, I was expecting better performance with this drive than my "old" G5 bipro Pioneer DVR-106 that was faster, I've no problem to backup on files between powermacs at more than 480 Mo/min over our network.