I just recently bought the Memorex DVD16+/-DL4RWlD2 (1673) rebadge. I wasn’t burning at 16x so I thought maybe I can upgrade the firmware to burn at 16x speed. So I i try try 3 different firmware. starting jws5 to 1693s kso4 to 1673 js07 back to 1693s then back to jws5 (thanks code guy for f/w). I think i flash the firmware so much I damage my dvd writer seriously but it never really did burn at 16x speed anyways. I use to get a pretty decent reading with jws5 now after flashing it so much the reading is drastically horrible so i flash it to lite on 1693s and decided to keep it that way. The fastest I had ever burn was with memorex jws5 at 8x around 7:30 somthing second. 12x and 16x took about 9-12 minutes to burn. jso7 8x - 9 min 12x 16x took 12min. 1693s ks04 8x took 8:30-9:40 sec 12x and 16x took 9- 12 min. No matter what firmware I use the 8x burn faster than a 12x and 16x for this dvd writer. I first call the tech at memorex he said the factor it could be the speed of my cpu. He said that in order for the dvd writer to read at 16x your gonna need a cpu that has a 2 ghz or higher cpu.Anyways after flashing to 1673 and 1693 then flashing back to jws5 my dvd writer have write even slower then before (way slower). Can someone please explain the reason for it being the way it is 8x = 9 min 12x and 16x finish in 10-12 min. is it about right or is there somthing wrong here. I know this dvd writer have known issue on not to write dvd speed at 16x but how come its slower than advertise: Full dvd burn in approximately 7 min (box advertise). could it be just my comp?
1.2 ghx athlon ( old outdated)
160 gb 7200 rpm memorex