Burning Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R in Pioneer 106

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.

                        Media Information                            

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

                       Complete Media Code                           

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 …"" …

it shouldn’t cause any harm but it will only burn at 4x at max ,the disc is capable of 8x so your burner can only burn at half possible speed of disc.Most discs are backwards compatable to suit slower burners

I actually just started burning 8x Taiyo Yuden DVD-R on my 4x Pioneer 105 burner and so far it seems to be working great. I just couldn’t pass up the deal at rima.com any longer. :wink:

hrtfreak: I’m not so concerned with burn speed since I’m getting the disks for free :). I was more concerned with the warning label that came with the spindle that says the disks aren’t suitable for dvd-r drives which do not comply with the spec for 8x writing speed. I don’t see what difference it would make so I thought I’d ask.

Jesterrace: Well if your 105 explodes into flames, let me know :stuck_out_tongue:

Thanks folks!


You should be ok-

The Taiyo Yuden 8x -R’s will show on Nero “System Info” as “2x - 4x - 6x - 8x” so you should be safe to burn in these ranges and get very good burns-


Will do. BTW was that comment a pun on my user id? If so, I like it.