851@832s Won't burn -R at 8x

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#1

I’m fairly new to all this. The Omnipatcher and accompanying instructions made it very easy, but I’ve got a problem I can’t seem to find a solution for.

I’ve got a stock 851 crossflashed to 832s. Due to ridiculous prices I’ve only burnt one DL disc as a test and it works beautifully. I’m using VS0G fw.

So there’s a pile of Memorex DVD-R 8x (prodiscF01) discs on my desk. I just burnt one, and it only let me do so at 4x. I checked nero infotool, and it says that the highest burn speed is 4x. I checked the write strategy in Omnipatcher and it indicated prodiscf01 is set to write at 8x.

Any ideas on what the problem might be? Something about user error?


#2

This is normal. The 851S@832S upgrade is only a DL upgrade and does not upgrade the -R writing speed. This is because the _51S hardware is physically unable to write -R at 6x/8x (8x +R and 2.4x +R DL work just fine, though), so we made the 832S firmware disable 6x/8x -R if it detects that your hardware is _51S.