4 DVD speed at 16 DVD speed

vbimport

#1

I was told that trying 4 times media at 12 times was too much. Is this true?

Because I got my cheap “BulkPaq DVD-R 4.7 GB 4Xspeed” to write at 16x, and produce no errors.

Source: Ebuyer
More: http://www.bulkpaq.co.uk/

Disk information:
Media Type …: DVD-R
Media ID …: PRINCO <— (That was suprising)
Speeds …: Made for 4x
Capacity …: 4.35 Gb of data written
Sectors …: 2281008
Layers …: 1

At ebuyer it is currently:
£4.46 (UK) / $8.59 (US) / $10.33 (CAD) / €6.30 (EUR)
To me that looks very good. Only £4.46 for 25! Well they are having a deal sale.

I installed NILs 1.14 hack for my Pioneer DVR-108, and then tried buring them at 16 speed. It all seemed to go fine and the verification was fine.

I then ran some further tests using Nero CD-DVD speed and VSO Inspector. Here are the results:

Nero CD-DVD speed disk quality check wouldn’t work (The start button was disabled even though there was media in the drive) and then it crashed when I tried to do another test.

Nero verification and VSO inspector reported no errors.


#2

My 4x Verbatims (MCC01RG20) will burn fine at 12x in 6.50 mins with my NEC 3500 (hacked firmware). 16x was not an option.