1693 Speed Question

I have a Lite-On 1693 and am using the KC4B patched firmare with Memorex 16X DVD-R disks.

I am burning a DVD with Roxio 8 and here is the issue.

The drive spins up until the disk reaches about 40% and maxes out speedwise at about 12X, then the drive spins down and stays at about 6X speed until done.

Why does this happen? Should I post some kind of chart here like I see other people doing? If so, how do I do that?

I have Roxio 8 and I also have the latest KProbe but I’m not really sure how to use that to make the charts you like to look at.


How long is the burn taking from start of burn time to end?

Approximately 8-10 minutes.

Can you do a burn using Nero CD-DVD Speed create data disc and then post the burn scan and the quality scan:

Ok, here are my scans. I wasn’t quite sure what the burn scan was so I included the scan from creating the data disc, the quality scan after it was created, and a benchmark scan after it was created.

Thanks for your help.

You need to lower your scan speed to 4X !!!

I would add that Roxio is probably reporting your burn speed incorrectly. 8 minutes is a little fast for what is supposed to be a predominately a 6X burn.

I agree with chas0039. Your drive is performing perfectly speed wise but it doesn’t seem to like the media. You might was to try burning at 12x or even 8x with that media. :wink: