I have a Liteon iHBS312 Blu-ray burner and I am using Cyberlink Power2Go version as the burning software.

I recently purchased a Sony 100 GB BD-RE disc (for a data backup), but when I load it in the drive, the software says it is only 25 GB.

When I insert a dual-layer 50 GB disc, the size is correctly detected.

Is this a problem with the software? I realize v 6 is very old now, but it is the software that I got with the drive and it has always served me well, hence why I have never needed to upgrade (I only use it about once every two years when I do a full back-up of my NAS).

Or is it the Liteon burner itself?

Just looking for advice before I either purchase a new copy of the software or a new disc burner. Thank you.

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  • Be wary of backing up to optical media... especially re-writable. – Attie Apr 25 '18 at 11:44
  • Are you sure the device supports the disk format your trying to use? – Ramhound Apr 25 '18 at 11:48
  • The device only supports double layer BD-RE you bought disks that your device doesn’t even support – Ramhound Apr 25 '18 at 11:52
  • Thanks guys, that's what I wasn't sure, whether it was the device or the software – danwellman Apr 25 '18 at 11:54
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    Ok, just bear in mind that optical media may not survive the "couple of years" period... :-) – Attie Apr 25 '18 at 11:59

Blu-ray (pre-BD-XL) discs capacities are:

  • 25 GB - single layer
  • 50 GB - dual layer

Blu-ray XL disc capacities are:

  • 100 GB - tripple layer
  • 128 GB - quadruple layer

The Liteon iHBS312 does not list BD-XL as supported medium... in fact the datasheet states:

The iHBS312 lets you record a maximum of 50 GB of data on a double layer disc.

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