Best media for LTR52246S

I burned a number of test disks with my overclocked 48126S using a test file of 700Mb containing jpg, zip, pdf, wav, exe, p65 files etc.

The worst media:

Laser 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 15f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = PosTech,Diamond
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 32X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 2,234,682 C1 and C2
Ave Speed: 12.1
Final Speed: 53.5
Length: 79:44 mins

and:
Sony 32x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 24s 12f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = LeadData,SONY
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 32X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 483,863 C1
Ave Speed: 34.7
Final Speed: 24.1
Length: 79:44 mins

I hope Sony change their media as their current range of CDRWs are rebadged Lite-ons!

The better suited media includes:

Unbranded ?x

This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 25s 29f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Maxell
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 38.1
Final Speed: 53.4
Length: 79:44 mins

TDK gold
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 66f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = CMC,Imation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 37.3
Final Speed: 52.1
Length: 79:44 mins

TDK coloured
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 15s 17f
Norminal Capacity = 702.82MB (79m 59s 70f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = RiTEK JS-dye
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 38.0
Final Speed: 53.1
Length: 79:44 mins

Unbranded ?x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 22s 67f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Acer Media (48X)
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 37
Ave Speed: 38.0
Final Speed: 53.3
Length: 79:44 mins

Verbatim Super AZO 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 34s 23f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Mitsubishi,Colombo
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 38.1
Final Speed: 53.4
Length: 79:44 mins

TY white 32x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 24s 01f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Taiyoyuden DX-dye
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 37.6
Final Speed: 53.1
Length: 79:44 mins

Datastream 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 32s 19f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = ProDisc
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 37.5
Final Speed: 52.1
Length: 79:44 mins

This is the biggest suprise. Using a 48125W (vs06) it would only write at 24x:
BASF Emtec 32x 640MB
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 28s 26f
Norminal Capacity = 654.49MB (74m 30s 00f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = KingPro
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

CD Quality Check:
Errors: 0
Ave Speed: 35.4
Final Speed: 49.2
Length: 69:18 mins

If anyone is interested I do have the screen shots for each cd quality check.

Post it over in our media forum I’m sure rdgrimes would like that. With screenies of coruse :slight_smile:

Originally posted by Airhead
Post it over in our media forum I’m sure rdgrimes would like that. With screenies of coruse :slight_smile:

Thanks Airhead. Will do as soon as I can find someone to host them and work out how to set it up.

After some of the problems users had with using various media in the 52x burner,I decided to run a new

series of tests with my LTR 48126S overclocked to a 52246S using 6s02 firmware and the Create CD

function in Nero CD Speed. The results are presented as screen capture graphs. The file used is 702Mb

and consists of 5000 files.

All burns were done at the Smartburn speed except for the TY 32x which, with Smartburn off, was burned

at 52x (and was error free at this speed!)

Unbranded Maxell ?x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 25s 29f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Maxell
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

TDK gold multispeed
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 66f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = CMC,Imation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

TDK coloured 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 15s 17f
Norminal Capacity = 702.82MB (79m 59s 70f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = RiTEK JS-dye
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

Unbranded Acer Media ?x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 22s 67f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Acer Media (48X)
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 52X

Part 2

TY white 24x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 24s 01f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Taiyoyuden DX-dye
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

TY white 32x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 24s 01f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Taiyoyuden DX-dye
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

Datastream 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 32s 19f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 73f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = ProDisc
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 40X

The Lite-on really does not like the Laser or Sony media!

Laser 40x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 26s 15f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = PosTech,Diamond
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 32X

The Lite-on definitely does not like Laser media. My first coaster!

Sony 32x
This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Cyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 24s 12f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = LeadData,SONY
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 32X