Cheapest media that will burn at 8x

what’s the cheapest media that will burn reliable at 8x?

Arita 4x media code RICOHJPNR01 These are cheap and burn perfect for me at 8x.

Prodisc media

How can you tell if 4x media will burn or is burning at 8x?
I just started using Nero, and also DVD Shrink for backups, and all i can choose is 4x, or 2.4, or 2x or 1x.
Thanks for helping this newbie. :slight_smile:

If the media is capable of 8x it will give the option in Nero.This will depend on what firmware you are using.Herrie has hacked the NEC 2500 firmware to allow 8x.Stock firmware restricts it to 6x.

Thanks Bamo!

I have Ridata RICOHJPNR01…

Burns at 6x using stock firmware.
The question is … why is stock firmware set at 6x ? Is there a reason ?
If I flash to Herrie’s firmware, and burn at 8x, will I get more errors ?

Stock firmware is made to match the PUBLISHED speed of the disk. Herrie’s firmware is made to push the disks to their limits on the 2500a, which is a very good burner. I have had good luck with the +R RICOHJPNR01’s at both 6x & 8X.

I have ordered some -R PRODISCS03’s. I had 2 samples burned at 6X & 8X. The 8X has some dips in the read test, but no errors. The 6x looks good.

It all depends on the make of the disc. I had some pink top mountain view RICOHJPNR01 these produced errors @8x but were fine @6x. Since found out they were not grade A media. So I think you would be fine using a named disc.
If you flash with Herrie’s firmware I would recommend using 107v2b4. It also allows you to change the book type to DVD-ROM.

Managed a non CIRC error free burn to a PRINCO @ 8x once. Not a great RPM performance on readback however.

Sonic -R @8x $34 a 100 pack free shipping!!

http://www.shop4tech.com/user.htm?go=view_item&id=2422&cata=&s_cata=

You may want to go cheap, but the Ritek G04’s at shop4tech burn at 8x and I’m through 100 of them NO issues.

Budman62, you get those to burn at 8x with good results? Wow! That’s a great price. It’s interesting that those are only rated at 1x-2x by the manufacturer.

What is the media code on those discs?

i bought these about 2 weeks ago. they only burn at 2x with 1.06 stock FW… 4x is max with herries 1.07v2b4 w/ no errors. i have never got these discs to burn above 4x… i’m curious to what FW you using there budman?

BTW, these discs are MUST001… never heard of them but i posted test results over in the media forum section… u can do a search for “MUST001”

Will be 6x or 8x in next release :slight_smile:

Looks like they are getting cheaper and cheaper media for this house brand disc. The earlier batches were longten; when I brought it I got YiJhan.
I can burn mine at default 4X with stock1.06 without error. With 107v2b4 I can burn at 8x but need to avoid the last 400MB. I just stick with 4X and no coasters so far.

No more cheap stuff for me as the Prodisc/Ritek is getting much cheaper now.

Those disc’s are Yi Jhangs 001’s they burn reliably @6x with firmware 1.07v2b7 or 8, 1.07v2b9 says it will burn @8 but gives a power calibration error at startup, for the price 6x is good enough!!!

0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 f7 0e 0b 77 88 70 00 .@…R…w.p.
0010 : 03 59 69 20 4a 68 61 00 04 6e 20 30 30 31 00 00 .Yi Jha…n 001…
0020 : 05 aa a2 22 22 20 01 00 06 0b 0f 12 66 66 80 00 …"" …ff…
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 01 1b 0b 0f 08 08 00 …
0040 : 09 55 09 10 0b 90 88 00 0a 80 88 80 88 80 10 00 .U…
0050 : 0b 06 1c 13 a8 88 65 00 0c 98 9a 88 80 00 00 00 …e…
0060 : 0d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

woo hoo!!! :bow: :bigsmile: :slight_smile:

Hi All
Just had my first coaster with Arita RICOHJPNR01 @8x. First one in 50 burns so I cant complain considering they are only rated @4x. I have another 250 of these left so I will be well pleased if only 1 in 50 fail.

That’s the truth! I’m about to buy 100 of them! Thanks for the tip!