Hi, this is probably a very stupid question but I can’t find an answer on the net or in the forums here (I did use the search to no avail).

I friend gave me a couple of Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R to try out in my Pioneer 106 (firmware 1.07). The Pioneer burns at a max of 4x. I burned the a disk at 2x, checked for errors with DVDInfoPro, and tried it in my DVD player - everything worked fine, no errors.

So the question is: will using 8x media in the Pioneer have any ill effects? Will it damage the drive or result in data loss later? If it matters, the DVD media info is listed below. Thanks.

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Media Information
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Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO

Media code/Manufacturer ID TYG02

Format Capacity 4.21GB(4.52GB)

Book Type DVD-R

Media Type DVD-R

Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.0x 2770KBps

Available Write Descriptor CLV 1.0x 1385KBps

Write Strategy Speed 4.0x 5540KBps

2x Speed OPC beta 08

2x Speed OPC power 0E

2x Write Strategy field 1 11 87 78 80

2x Write Strategy field 2 88 80 00 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta 06

4x Speed OPC power 13

4x Write Strategy field 1 0D 10 0E 07

4x Write Strategy field 2 97 07 0D 0B

4x Write Strategy field 3 80 00 00 00

4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse 06

4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse 18

4x Write Strategy field 4 17 85 78 75

4x Write Strategy field 5 D6 89 A8 92 01 20

4x Write Strategy field 6 10 00 D0 00 00

Data area starting sector 30000h

Data area end sector 21AC9Fh

Linear Density 0.267um/bit

Track Density 0.74um/track

Number of Layers 1

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Complete Media Code
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00000000 00 6C 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0D 10 .l…@…R…

00000010 66 78 80 00 03 54 59 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 fx…TYG02…

00000020 00 00 00 00 05 AA A2 22 22 20 02 00 06 08 0E 11 …"" …