8x DVD+RW media problems for others?


I recently bought a 5-pack of Memorex DVD+RW 8x media. See media here I also just purchased a samsung SN-S082D drive. SEE DRIVE HERE . Anyways, this drive should be able to burn these discs at 8X speed, but I cannot get them to burn any faster than 4x.

I tried them in another laptop drive, the NEC-6650A, and they would not burn at all in this drive.

Has anyone else encountered problems with this media? Is there anyway I can force it to burn at 8x? The programs I have been using to burn are Nero 7 and DVD decrypter. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!


Also I’m sure there is more info you may want to know about the media. I would be happy to post it, just let me know what you would like posted, I am fairly new at DVD burning. Thanks again for any help!

what MID are they? run Nero CD-DVD Speed and it will show you under Disc Info.

There is a lot more to media then just what it says on the outside.

Thanks so much for your help, and here is the info you requested.

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD+RW
Book Type : DVD+RW
Manufacturer: : Ritek
MID : RITEK 008 000 (00)
Write speeds: : 2.4 X - 4 X
Blank Capacity : n/a
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Write strategies : n/a
Disc Status : Closed
Raw Data
Physical Format Information (00h)
0000 - 93 0F 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F 00 00 00 00 - …&.?..
0010 - 00 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 00 00 00 30 30 38 00 20 - …RITEK…008…
0020 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0030 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …

Memorex is no good choice, IMO.

What do you recommend in either 8X DVD+RW or 6X DVD-RW then? And where could I purchase it?

You have the choice between

CMC MAG  W03    8x,6x,4x,2.4x
MKM      A03    8x,6x,4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21    8x,6x,4x,2.4x

Getting the 8x +RW Ricoh or Verbatim medis should not be a problem. Keep in mind that 8x burning on slimline drive is not much faster than burning at 4x.

Thank you all for all of your help once again. Now where would I find these specific media to purchase? Also you say 8x burning on a slimline is not much faster than at 4x? Why is this so? Does it only burn at 8x for a small portion of the burning process?

I really appreciate your help guys, thanks so much for your information!

About 10% is burned at 8x. Check the write speed graphs of the NEC-ND-7551A review.