I have a 1213s liteon drive with the most recent liteon firmware for the drive tsod.
I have been having really bad burns recently and I thought it was a bad batch of dvd+Râ€™s but I recently bought some 8x Taiyo Yuden dvd+râ€™s and they too had the same error rate
I then found out the ide transfer mode for the drive had reset to pio and yet when I reset this to dma the burn quality still had not improved much.
Each of these burns was done at 4x the lowest speed of this drive using nero. For kick I tired one at 8x and the quality is much better, and then 12x even better. All the exact same files in nero 6.6. I really don't understand this trend as I had thought slower burn rates generally resulted in better burns. Should I used a modded firmware and try it at 16x? I mean damn.
I have included the kprobe results of the pio and 3 dma burns at 4, 8, and 12
Also maybe this is a stupid question but why does everyone test in kprobe at 4x and what difference does the read speed for the test matter and why does this change the results?
And I have looked around I and I can't find an explanation of why the error rates would increase toward the end of a burn and how this might be rectified, if someone could point me in the right direction as I'm sure its been gone over before.
And how are so many of you guys getting such low error rates with your burns, what other variables am I missing here?