Purchased this writer a few months ago after my old Pioneer exploded whilst writing a crap quality CD-R.
I have to say my other Pioneer was a lot better.
The only difference now is that i am using a new burner which is the Pioneer DVR-219L firmware 1.02.
I have always bought Taiyo Yuden 16x DVD-R's. Have never up until buying this burner had any problem with my discspeed results.
I always burn each disc at 8x using Nero Burning ROM ver 6.x.
I always scan them using Nero Discspeed 5 only doing a transfer rate test.
Have noticed recently a lot of jagged lined.
Before this writer, using the exact same media with my old pioneer writer my results were fantastic and got a perfect curved line but now every burn seems bad.
Take a look at the picture i have added of my recent burn.
Every burn result since plugging the writer in the PC has been this bad.
It is a SATA drive.
I'm wondering if i should perhaps change DMA mode or something? I remember doing this some years back.
There's not a lot more to say really.... Im using a fast enough PC.
Runs Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
4 GB RAM.
Windows XP SP3.
Nero Burning ROM 6.
Burn Speed 8x.
P.S. there is one difference and that's that my old Pioneer was IDE. (Model DVR-118LBK)
Not sure if that would be a reason?
Also im not sure if it being a secondry master or primary master would make any difference??