I have a new HP Laptop, dv8000t. It has a DVD/CD combo drive, the LG GCC-4244n. It's a CD-R/RW writer, and DVD reader. I believe I have the latest firmware (at least according to HP's website) v1.02.
Today was the first time I've tried to write a CD using BW5. I have Philips branded CMC-6 CDR media, rated up to 52x. The drive will burn at up to 24x.
Here's the problem. BW5 will only burn these media at 10x. I've confirmed this with VSO Inspector. It detects the correct drive and media, but only lists the supported burn speeds at 6x, 4x, 10x - and they are listed in that order. Which seems strange to begin with.
I have the latest version of BW5, VSO Inspector, and the Patin Couffin engine (rev 35).
If I analyze it with Nero CD/DVD Speed, it detects the correct media and drive and the correct write speeds all the way up to 48x (why not the 52x rated speed, I don't know).
I also have another computer system with a BenQ 1655 in it. Both VSO Inspector and Nero CD/DVD Speed detect the media with the correct capabilities. I have the same software versions on this computer as the laptop.
Any ideas why BW5 would not detect the correct media capabilities on this laptop/drive combination?
Laptop - WinXP Home SP2
Computer - WinXP Pro SP2