8x or 16x

Hello,

For more than 3 years, I have been using CloneDVD. I update my version periodically. I’m not a big DVD burner… just occasionnaly. At that time, I bought a 100 DVD-R package up to 8x. Just this week, I ran out of DVD and bought the same kind but all DVDs are listing up to 16x now. I tried copying a DVD on them and it doesn’t work.

Do I have to configure AnyDVD and/or CloneDVD in some way for the movie to burn on these new DVDs? Like I said, it had burn just fine with the 8x.

If you can help me out, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Hi,

possibly your drive has no proper support for these discs.
Could you please:[ul]
[li]Give some information about the exact drive model you have (Windows Device Manager should help)[/li][li]Information about the blank media you are having now (use DVD Identifier for that)[/ul][/li]
Michael

Hi, sorry for the late reply. I still do need some help.

** INFO : Drive = TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552D - [FW HP06] - [ATAPI]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-R-DL DVD-RW
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:CMC MAG. AM3]
** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps
** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

My blank media is a DVD-R CMC Magnetics Corp AM3 with a capacity of 4.71GB.

Hi,

I guess, this drive is too old to support newer media properly. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any firmware update on HP website.

** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below
I was interested in the referenced “info below”, but it is missing :frowning:

Michael

I should have copied the whole information!

Here it is.

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 19390 kBps (14.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 13850 kBps (10.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [Pure CAV]
Descriptor #7 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported
Descriptor #1 = 22160 kBps (16.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #2 = 19390 kBps (14.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #3 = 16620 kBps (12.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #4 = 13850 kBps (10.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #5 = 11080 kBps ( 8.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #6 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]
Descriptor #7 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

So it is the media that is wrong? Do you have any idea how to find the right one?

Hi,[QUOTE=maryclerg;2286061]I should have copied the whole information!

Here it is.[/quote]Thanks :slight_smile:

So it is the media that is wrong? Do you have any idea how to find the right one?
In theory, your drive should support this media. Unfortunately, the quality of these AM3 is very variable, from junk to acceptable, depending on the brand.

I would try known-good stuff like Verbatim. If these fail also, then you may consider replacing the drive.

Michael