BTC 1008IM Doesn´t burn at certified speed

vbimport

#1

Hi,
I´ve got an BTC 1008IM. It doesn´t burn all empty media at the labeled speed.
I hope you can help me, because it p**ses me off spending much money for 8x media when it does not even work.

CMC MAG E01 (DVD+) labeled Memorex 8X burn unreabily at 6X, even when i select 8X. At 4X they work fine and even my picky XBox reads ´em

LEADDATA01 (DVD-), labeled “Thats write 4X” Burn unreabily (almost nothing reads them) at 2X when 4X is selected.

CMC MAG F01 (DVD+) labeled Memorex 4X burn fine and work fine.

My System Specs:

System Information

Time of this report: 2/3/2005, 21:13:30
Machine name: HED
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: German (Regional Setting: German)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Unknown CPU Typ, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.3GHz [Athlon XP-M 2500 oced]
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 379MB used, 2081MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


DxDiag Notes

DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.


Display Devices

NV GeForce 6600 GT AGP
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Sound Devices

        Description: NVIDIA(R) nForce(TM) Audio

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives

  Drive: C:

Free Space: 0.7 GB
Total Space: 7.6 GB
File System: FAT32
Model: ST380021A

  Drive: D:

Free Space: 4.1 GB
Total Space: 68.7 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST380021A

  Drive: E:
  Model: DVDRW IDE1008
 Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (German), 8/3/2004 21:59:54, 49536 bytes

  Drive: F:
  Model: Generic DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
 Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (German), 8/3/2004 21:59:54, 49536 bytes

System Devices

 Name: Realtek RTL8139-Familie-PCI-Fast Ethernet-NIC

Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8139&SUBSYS_813910EC&REV_10\4&3B1D9AB8&0&4040
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\RTL8139.sys, 5.398.0613.2003 (English), 8/3/2004 22:31:34, 20992 bytes

 Name: NVIDIA nForce2 Memory Controller

Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01EF&SUBSYS_0C1710DE&REV_C1\3&13C0B0C5&0&05
Driver: n/a

 Name: NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 Memory Controller

Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01EB&SUBSYS_0C1710DE&REV_C1\3&13C0B0C5&0&01
Driver: n/a

Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.2180 (German), 8/4/2004 00:57:38, 77312 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.2180 (English), 8/3/2004 22:08:44, 57600 bytes

 Name: NVIDIA nForce2 ATA Controller (v2.6)

Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0065&SUBSYS_1C06147B&REV_A2\3&13C0B0C5&0&48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS
vatabus.sys, 5.10.2600.0446 (English), 6/3/2004 10:40:46, 79360 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\idecoi.dll, 1.00.0000.0001 (English), 6/3/2004 10:40:48, 294400 bytes

 Name: D3472 SCSI Controller

Device ID: PCI\D3472\0000
Driver: n/a


DirectX Components

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other Hardware:

Enermax 365 W PSU
Nero 6.6.0.3
i´ve got that stupid starforcedriver somewhere here!


#2

Hi and welcome here at CDF,

which firmware version is installed on your drive? have you updated to the latest? If not, would suggest to give it a try. It might help to get better results.


#3

well, my sw version is the current 0159


#4

All my 8x only burn at x4 whatever I do so I’ve just left it, I prefer to know it’s going to be successful, using Datawrite printable which is CMC MAG AE1 on DVD-


#5

If youve got the 1008IM, then it is not possible to write 8x dvd- media faster than 4x. My problem is that it doesnt burn them at the speed written both at the burner and the media.


#6

hasn´t got anyone further ideas?


#7

If you spent more time reading, and less time writing, you would already have your answer. The BTC1008 is a fairly good reader, and a fairly good cd writer, and one of the poorest DVD writers on the market. Period.

Go and buy a Nec3520 at Newegg for $59.99 delivered.


#8

Although, in its day (quite a while ago), it did win 2 or 3 tests as a dvd writer against the competition from Liteon, Sony, etc. If I recall correctly, it made points for burn quality. Media compatibility was limited, but if you found media it liked, it was (and is) fine. I do well burning Prodisc R03 +R media at 8x. Burners are so cheap these days I’d buy a new one if my 1008 really sucked; so far, no need for that.


#9

well, i accidently stumbled over my thread on google and thought i might say i sent the writer back, and got a full refund, which was 120€ then. i bought a benq dw1620 pro, for 60 bucks, and am fairly impressed with its write quality. the btc´s media score in nero was 0 points, where the benqs is 95 on the same media. i also lost a fairly big amount of data due top that btc bit**, roughly about 50gig of “backups”, most dvds are only partially readable…well thats how the story ended.