Can someone please advise me?

vbimport

#1

I need some serious help here. I have been on the CD Freaks forums for days reading up on my new Lite-On LTR-52246S 52x24x52. I have read various topics on firmware, different types of media to use, tip and tricks of good burning practices. I feel proficient that i have setup my system to burn perfect cds!

My system:
Elitegroup K7SEM V.1.0 MOBO w/ SIS 730S Chipset
1.2 GIG AMD Athlon
256 MB RAM
40 GIG 7200RPM Western Digital HD
Lite-On LTR 52246S 6SOF
Running Windows 2000 Advanced Server
ASPI version 4.6 Note: Had problems with 4.7

So with all that said, here is what i have learned:

I setup my HD for DMA enabled.
The burner and the hard drive are on separate IDE cables.
Clean install of windows.
4.6 ASPI layer installed
NERO 5.5.10.42 installed (latest)
EZCD/DVD Creator 6 installed (latest)
MEDIA: Mitsui 80 Minute Silver CD-R
KProbe v.1.1.16

Ok, now the problem:
No matter what speed with or without SMARTBURN, and/or DMA enabled 3/4 throught the burn my C2 goes throught the roof. Now this is only with audio, i can burn an image or data at 40x and get less than 10 C1 errors across the whole disc, this is great. I have heard that it is not good to burn at slow speeds with high speed media, so what does that mean? To only burn audio with slower rated media? I have used about five different manufacturers of media and every one has given me C2 errors. This is burning MP3 and/or wave. Here are my test results:

At 4X:

At 16X:

At 24X:

At 32X:

At 40X:

At 48X:

At 52X:

So what am i dong wrong? Or what can i do different? Im allready using high quality media with a high quality drive and latest versions of all my software? Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


#2

Try another brand than Mitsui, buy five cheap CMC’s and if you still get errors around the same area your drive is horribly f*cked. As it is now it’s already quite f-worded actually cause it’s not supposed to look like that, I would RMA it. Or your Mitsuis have suffered something very nasty.