Asus 2014L1T Read/Write speed control

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#1

Hello,

I currently own a 1608P2 DVD-RW and when reading DVDs I can only select 48X or MAX speed for reading. Also when writing on a TDK 1-16X (Manufacter TDK) I can only choose 6X, 8X, 12X and 16X when writing. I want to buy a new DVD-RW which allows me to specify any reading speed and when writing I want to be able to use lower speeds. I’m a 4X DVD writing fanatic and don’t want to buy inferior media just to be able to write at 4X. I was thinking of 2014L1T model and was wondering if this one fits my needs.

Thanks in advance


#2

Welcome to the forum Atombomb

Here are some screens which show the option to burn at 4X with the 2014 ASUS:





#3

Thanks for the quick reply and detailed information. :iagree:


#4

you are welcome.


#5

I bought an ASUS 2014L1T and I want to know if it normal than whenever the tray closes it makes a strange grinding noise?


#6

I have mine in an external case but I just tried it a few times and I do not hear any unusal noise or grinding.


#7

Hmm seems others noticed it too…

We received a new drive from Asus that resolved many of these issues, although the noise when recognizing a DVD still sounded like an uncomfortable clunking and grinding. Oddly, other than this noise, reading and writing and using the drive was mostly a quiet affair.

Well if it fails, I guess I’ll return it…


#8

[QUOTE=Atombomb;2022961]Hello,

I currently own a 1608P2 DVD-RW and when reading DVDs I can only select 48X or MAX speed for reading. Also when writing on a TDK 1-16X (Manufacter TDK) I can only choose 6X, 8X, 12X and 16X when writing. [B]I want to buy a new DVD-RW which allows me to specify any reading speed and when writing I want to be able to use lower speeds.[/B] I’m a 4X DVD writing fanatic and don’t want to buy inferior media just to be able to write at 4X. I was thinking of 2014L1T model and was wondering if this one fits my needs.

Thanks in advance[/QUOTE]

Nope.

The rule is to use reliable media and not such crappo like TDK.
And speeds are even more MEDIA dependent.


#9

The grinding sound is made always when the tray closes, with or without a DVD inside.


#10

[quote=chef;2025542]Nope.

The rule is to use reliable media and not such crappo like TDK.
And speeds are even more MEDIA dependent.[/quote]

It’s usually the other way around…When using crappy media you don’t get high speeds… And TDK is actually decent… I know speeds are media dependent, but not to a point when user has no control over it. The 2014L1T allows me both to write/read at lower speeds as I wanted… so in this case it was the optical unit not the"crappo" media…perhaps you can enlighten me what media you are using? Verbatim maybe? cause besides that I don’t know any good media, and I talk from experience…


#11

[QUOTE=Atombomb;2025669]It’s usually the other way around…When using crappy media you don’t get high speeds… [B]And TDK is actually decent…[/B] I know speeds are media dependent, but not to a point when user has no control over it. The 2014L1T allows me both to write/read at lower speeds as I wanted… so in this case it was the optical unit not the"crappo" media…perhaps you can enlighten me what media you are using? Verbatim maybe? cause besides that I don’t know any good media, and I talk from experience…[/QUOTE]

“TDK decent” … Oh well, there are few batched from them that are acceptable, but the majority is cheapo these days.
Verbatim & Ricoh media is a good start. If you want more, just grab TY media.