Hi,New to this so please help i have the 1633s and when burning it says 8x,but it is actually burning at 4x :a .
@ the watcher
Welcome:). When burning at 8x speed, the burn strategy will start at 4x speed for the first 10-25-33% of the burn, then shift to 6x for a bit, then shift to 8x for the remaining ~40-50%. It may even sometimes shift back to 4x at the end. If this is what you are seeing, then it is normal. The time for the total burn should be around 10 minutes for a full disc.
If you are seeing something else, please be more specific in your description. Also let us know what media MID you are using.
You can check your burn results with Kprobe 2.4.2 BLER scans(scanned at 4x scan speed the forum standard for comparison). You can read Interpreting PI/PO error scans to find out what these graphs mean. PI/PO is now referred to as PI/PIF. Roughly, PImax<280; PIFmax<4. Attaching disc quality scans to your post of the offending discs will help us help you.
Sorry about the late reply.Roxio 7,record now.The discs are Samsung Pleomax dvd-r 8x.
thank you in advance
@ the watcher
Those samsungs probably have a Media IDentification code(MID) of OPTODISCR008. They most likely are listed in your firmware to burn at only 4x, as with the newest/best 1633/1653(they are basically the same drive) firmware. What firmware does your drive have? A fast-and-easy answer for you would be to get better media that will burn at 8x and above. You can check the CS0M thread to see what others have had success with. Here is a good place to cross-reference between MID’s and Brand names.
A longer, more involved answer…you could flash your drive with the newer firmware CS0M, then load your firmware in OmniPatcher and swap the strategy for OPTIDISC016, which is set to burn at 8x, and see if you get good results. Merely checking the 8x box in the OPTODISC008 strategy usually doesn’t produce good results, but you could try it.
This post has probably raised several questions for you. Check out the FAQS, where you will find many of these answers. There is a lot of knowledge there and on the forum in general, so take your time and read up on what to do. Flashing your firmware to a non-official firmware will void your warranty. Understand what you are doing before you do it.
Thank you again
Will try a different disc(arita ritek)read some reviews and thought this maybe my problem(fingers crossed)anyway will reply if it works just to say thank you .