4167B Quality Scans

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#1

MCC 004, Verbatim-branded 16x +R media at burned at 16x. (This drive takes 11 seconds longer than 4163B to write MCC 004 at 16x due to a 40-second initial OPC/lead-in time.)


#2

RICOHJPN R03 at 16x. Failed at the beginning of the burn, immediately after lead-in.



#3

MCC 02RG20, Nexxtech-branded 8x -R media, burned at 8x.



#4

RITEK G05, Maxell-branded 8x -R media, burned at 8x.



#5

MCC 003, Verbatim-branded 8x +R media, burned at 8x.



#6

MBIPG101 R04, Memorex-branded 8x +R media, burned at 8x.



#7

TDK 003, TDK-branded 16x +R media, burned at 12x. (The drive limited this media to 12x P-CAV even though 16x was requested.)


#8

CMC MAG AM3, Memorex-branded 16x -R media, burned at 12x.


#9

I hope LG hooks you up with some firmware :slight_smile:


#10

Firmware DL12. Memorex-branded 8x media, CMC MAG. AE1, burned at 8x.


#11

Firmware DL12. Memorex-branded 16x media, CMC MAG. AM3, burned at 12x. No 16x write strategy available for this media.


#12

Firmware DL12. Verbatim-branded 8x media, MCC003, burned at 8x.


#13

Firmware DL12. Nexxtech-branded 8x media, MCC 02RG20, burned at 8x.


#14

Firmware DL12.

Memorex-branded 16x media, RICOHJPN R03, burned at 12x: the disc was not closed at the end of the burn. Attempted to close in another drive, failed.

TDK-branded 8x media, TYG02, attempted to burn at 8x twice. First disc was stuck for 3+ minutes spinning at high speed in lead-in, never began recording (later reused in another drive). Second disc stopped at <100 MB with an invalid address error (coaster, thrown away).

That seals this drive’s fate. It’s going back to the store for a refund.


#15

This thread reads like a sad short story… I think I will wait for the new HD formats before I buy another drive.


#16

Thanks for the heads up :slight_smile:


#17

Thanks for the scans. How do the lg burned verbatim scans compare to the ones burned by the benq 1640?


#18

4167 burned MCC 02RG20 pretty well. Although the initial, 260 MB long area burned at 6x CLV has elevated PIE levels, and a bunch of PIFs (as you can see here and here), they weren’t bad burns by any stretch.

Here’s MCC 02RG20 from the same 25-pack, burned by BenQ 1640 at 8x P-CAV and 12x P-CAV:


#19

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