Hi, this is actually a simple question, but just written with a lot of detail for your fine tuned nit picking pleasure, so bare with me here!
I recently purchased a LG GSA-4163B due too many good reviews and recommendations. I also purchased a supposedly genuine unbranded (purple die)100 Spindle of Taiyo Yuden 8X DVD-Rs. (The Base is bigger at the bottom than at the top, but I cant find a â€œMade in Japanâ€ label anywhere like some people have reported)
All purchased from www.SVP.co.uk a few days ago. I decided to buy from them due to many positive reviews from people on the internet saying that they do indeed sell genuine TY mediaâ€¦
However, Iâ€™m wondering if you could help me work out why Iâ€™m getting (what I consider) inferior K-probe scan results from my burns on my Sony CRX320E (Rebadged LiteOn SOHC-5232K combo-drive, with the latest official Sony NYK5 firmware)
I'm hoping its just the drive I'm using to scan. I realise that a proper LiteOn DVD-Writer is better for doing K-Probe scans but unfortunately I do not have one, neither does anyone else I know, so sorry
Iâ€™ve tested about 6 discs so far from this spindle, with various types of data at a 4X burn speed which is the next speed-step down from what these disks are certified to burn at safely. (8X)
The first 3 disks where burned using the drives A104 firmware, and the latter 3 disks were burned with the newest A105. (Both were official LG firmware, not moded)
It appears that updating the firmware had no effect. All the 6 scans have pretty much identical results.
Iâ€™ve run the discs through all of the popular media identifying software and they all report the MID as being: TYG02
Ok so here is what every one of my scans look like on average... these kind of ranges:
My system specifications are as follows if they help:
Windows XP Pro + SP2
ASUS P4C800-E Motherboard
2GB - PC3200 DDR RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT