ASUS DRW1604P writing speed problem

I use win xp64 tried both nero 6 and 7 but max writing speed is always 4x when i look up in the drive data in nero

anyone has the same problem? or have a solution for it?

Hi and welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I don’t know if can be related with your problem, but have you checked if DMA is enabled?

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=101616

first of all thx for the immediate answer but dma is already enabled :’(

You’re welcome :slight_smile:

What IDE drivers do you have installed? Often installing standard microsoft ones solve the problem. But I don’t know if this is true also for xp64

i have a nf4 mb so i use nf drivers
ill try to roll back the drivers to microsoft ones when i get home

the problem is resolved by reinstalling the drivers but it still cant write more than 4x to memorex 16x dvd-r, but it does write @12x to memorex 8x blank dvds

Try to update also firmware in the burner

i did that too but it didnt help :’(

And the media code is what? Perhaps the drive does not have support for it. Use DVDInfoPro, and post the media ID. http://www.dvdinfopro.com/

Brother Vlad

Media Information
Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID RITEKF1
Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 411107328
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type DVD-R
Media Type DVD-R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 16.0x 22160KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps
2x Speed OPC beta 09
2x Speed OPC power 0F
2x Write Strategy field 1 15 87 88 90
2x Write Strategy field 2 A8 82 00 20 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta 06
4x Speed OPC power 16
4x Write Strategy field 1 10 14 0F 0B
4x Write Strategy field 2 94 07 0D 0B
4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 09
4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 1E
4x Write Strategy field 4 17 A7 89 85
4x Write Strategy field 5 B7 89 02 00 20 02
4x Write Strategy field 6 00 00 D0 00 00
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 13 .l…@…R…
00000010 87 88 90 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 46 00 04 31 00 00 …RITEKF…1…
00000020 00 00 00 00 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 06 09 0F 15 …

Not recommended with this burner. The ones from FUJI have worked for me well.
Memorex? No go.

New setup or did this just pop up?
If it is a new setup, please do all the steps in this forum.

Some are
BIOS update
MOBO drivers update
Cable check
Master/slave check
Software and hardware FW update
Crossflash to a Pio
Try a different media and adjust burn speeds

thx a lot for the replies

different media can be burned at higher speeds, i ll buy another brand after these ones get depleted

someone gave me a pack of memorex memorex dvd+r 16x

i cant go over 4x with these too

seems like 16x memorex are not good for this writer

                        Media Information                            

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID RICOHJPNÄR0
Media Product Revision Number 04h
Format Capacity Blank Disc
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed Unknown
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

                       Complete Media Code                           

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F …&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 07 52 49 43 4F 48 4A 50 4E 52 …RICOHJPNR
00000020 30 33 04 38 23 54 37 13 00 44 73 00 84 6D 15 15 03.8#T7…Ds…m…
00000030 0B 0B 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

FW should fix that eventually

Not Yet.Brand new 111D and it burns RITEKF1(Memorex) like crap even at 4x.Since I have two 100 pack spindles, the PIO will have to be returned.

The point is that you could have bought [I]better[/I] media, not that c*ap. :stuck_out_tongue:

[U]And why the heck have you hijacked another thread which has NOTHING to do with your drive??[/U]
[B]A 1604 from ASUS is no 111 nor a 111D!!![/B]

I wonder why this came out wrong…?!

Ooopsie,I did a search in the Pioneer-Asus forum for “RITEKF1” and came buy this thread.I guess anything not TY is considered crap; well so be it.They are listed here ( http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm )as 2nd tier media with 80-95% sucess rate.I guess they aren’t good enogh for media snobs. I got 200 of these discs for $20 so couldn’t pass up that deal :stuck_out_tongue: .My BenQ burns them.Even my old NEC 2550A flashed to Dee’s 2A5C firmware burns these discs just fine.So anyone doing a search wondering why RITEKF1 won’t burn with PIO/Asus burners will possibly see this response and have a solutition.It’s even listed in the PIO supported media list to burn at 16x but the scans at 4x are horrible.Maybe the new PIO 112D that’s coming out soon will do better with 2nd tier media in General.

Tedtalker,

burning is surely not the problem.

But you may scan them for quality and see “how good” they really are.