Using my Lite-On 1633s (with CS0R cf/patched) I’ve been getting good scans with Verbatim 16x +R’s (MCC004). However, I can’t seem to burn them faster than 8x.
I’m using Nero 220.127.116.11. I just upgraded the drive to 1653s using EEProm (two weeks after the CS0R fw upgrade). Even the 1633s specs state that the max speed for +R’s is 16x.
Here’s my latest scan. I tried burning (using DVD UDF format as they’re media files)
with the speed set at 16x. About 1/3 of the way through, with the drive spinning loudly, it reached a max of 8.2x or so and then suddenly seemed to stop for a split second, drop down to 5.9x and continue along at that pace.
It took about 10 minutes for the disk to finish. As you can see the scan isn’t bad, but I’ve had a few better with the MCC004’s.