First spindle of G05’s burned fine @8x with an available 12x which I chose not to use. The second spindle of G05’s has a maximum write availability of 4x.

Can anyone explain?? (The first media code is a burned disc, not blank) Anyway, here’s the media code from the first spindle…

Thanks

Media Information

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO

Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEKG05

Format Capacity 4.25GB(4.56GB)

Book Type DVD-R

Media Type DVD-R

Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 16620KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps

Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps

2x Speed OPC beta 08

2x Speed OPC power 12

2x Write Strategy field 1 11 98 9A 80

2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta 06

4x Speed OPC power 18

4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 10 07 07

4x Write Strategy field 2 97 06 0C 0B

4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 04

4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1D

4x Write Strategy field 4 17 B8 88 75

4x Write Strategy field 5 89 AC 98 81 00 10

4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00

Data area starting sector 30000h

Data area end sector 21FE8Fh

Linear Density 0.267um/bit

Track Density 0.74um/track

Number of Layers 1

Now here’s from the second spindle which I just opened. I only have the option to burn at 4x. Weird.

Media Information

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO

Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEKG05

Format Capacity Blank Disc

Free Blocks 411107328

Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)

Book Type DVD-R

Media Type DVD-R

Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps

Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps

2x Speed OPC beta 08

2x Speed OPC power 12

2x Write Strategy field 1 11 98 9A 80

2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta 06

4x Speed OPC power 18

4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 10 07 07

4x Write Strategy field 2 97 06 0C 0B

4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 04

4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1D

4x Write Strategy field 4 17 B8 88 75

4x Write Strategy field 5 89 AC 98 81 00 10

4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00

Data area starting sector 30000h

Linear Density 0.267um/bit

Track Density 0.74um/track

Number of Layers 1