My 811S (actually a 411@811 Z-mod V4) has been serving me well for the last 10 months with more than 300 perfect burns.
Some weeks ago I purchased a SOHW-812S. Been burning more then 30 DVD+RÂ´s sofar. All perfect burns.
(I also tested the 812@832 “upgrade” with equal burning result.
My thanks goes to c0deguys for the Omnipatcher and all other useful tools)
Some setup specs;
Asus P4P800-E Del, P4firstname.lastname@example.org, 512Mb PC-3200 Samsung, Maxtor SATA 120Gb, 350W PS…OS= XP sp1.
812S connected on Primary IDE, as primary (alone)
- My latest media: Verbatim DVD+R DataLifePlus 1-4X compatible (MCC-002) Made in Taiwan.
- My favorite media: Sony DVD+R 4X (RICOHJPNR01) Burns perfect @8X
- Burning progr.: Sonic RN-DX 4.60 with pxengine507 and “832 patch”.
- On discs: backups of movies ripped with DVDShrink (latest)
Some of the “secrets” to get good burns
i. Use only quality DVD media (DVD+R at best).
ii. Run a clean and healthy system (use system/registry cleaner if you experiment with diff. proggys and setup). Find chipsetdrivers suite your setup.
iii. Use the tools and firmware supplied by c0deguys!
iv. Reload eeprom (your own, virgin) if you experince “bad” burns.
*Before posting a problem in this forum, PLEASE READ C64k POST AT TOP OF PAGE!
Attaching two if my latest burns. The first is at 4X speed, the second at 8X (no strat swap).