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Error 206 continues with new Pioneer DVR-111D

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A year after getting a PowerMac G5, I'm still looking for a way to backup to DVD without drive errors (mostly error 204 on the stock DVR-109, so far all 206 on the DVR-111D). I get an error on about 1 out of 4 DVDs used. I've tried:


Latest Retrospect software (6.1.126) and driver update (

OS X updates (10.4.3 through 10.4.7)

Various media: Fujifilm DVD+R (almost never worked), TDK DVD+R (seldom worked), TDK DVD-R (works sometimes)

Apple's Backup software (that comes with .Mac): 2 out of 4 backup-to-DVD attempts failed - having no error recovery or specific error reporting, a new backup set was required after each failure.

Replacing the Apple internal DVR-109 with a Pioneer DVR-111D from OWC.


Any suggestions? I'd really like to be able to backup on this system to DVD. I'll try anything within reason.

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