I just got this 2500 (after previously using a BTC 8x drive). I have ritek g04 and prodisc s03, both are dvd-r and rated at 4x. People have reported being able to burn these discs at 8x with 1.07 v2 beta5.
Whenever I burn at 8x, I get terrible results when the drive starts writing at 8x. However, 6x burns are extremely good. In fact, sometimes when the drive burns at 6x, the scans are better than when the drive is burning at 4x!
Based on the following scans, I’m assuming I can’t burn at 8x, but why is it the ritek scans show 6x burn is better than 4x? Also, is there a trick I’m missing out on for burning these discs at 8x without all the PO errors (and yes, when the dvd player hits where the disc was burned at 8x, there is skips)?
First image is ritek g04, second is prodisc s03, and the drive was not locked at 4x, hence the graphs rising towards the end. Also, a nero speed test was not able to complete, it failed where the disc was burned at 8x.