Decreasing burning CDR speed on DVD-RW liteon dh-20a4p

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On DH-20A4P. Click here to see full specs[/qanda][qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On DH-20A4P. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Hi there. I’ve got lite-on dvd-rw DH-20A4P. (newest firmware)
I want burn psx games on cd’s @ 4x speed , but i can’t (16x minimum even on good verbatims, other programs failed: alcohol120,clone,imgburn,nero etc.). Is there any way to force burning on 4x ? Im noob at this, any help will be much appreciated. If similar topic exist, sorry but search function failed :confused:

Greets
andrey

Hi and Welcome![QUOTE=andrey464;2312150]I’ve got lite-on dvd-rw DH-20A4P. (newest firmware)
I want burn psx games on cd’s @ 4x speed , but i can’t (16x minimum even on good verbatims, other programs failed: alcohol120,clone,imgburn,nero etc.). Is there any way to force burning on 4x ?[/QUOTE]No. Min 16x on CD-R is a feature of Liteon drives.
If discs burnt with that drive fail in certain players, you need a drive that has a better CD-R performance, like Pioneer x16/x17 or Optiarc AD720x/AD724x series.

Michael

It’s weird because my friend Lite-On SHW-160H6S can burn same verbatim CD-R on 8x :confused: (still not 4x eh :wink: )
maybe its firmware related problem? i tried to modify firmware by MediaCodeSpeedEdit but only DVD-R/+R/+RW/-RW/-RAM/-R9/+R9 write speeds are possible for change…

Yes, that’s how LiteOn has designed the 20A4 drive/firmware; & you won’t be getting any burns below 16x with the decent media available today unless you switch drives [no firmware tweaks exist, and no amount of software tweaking/trickery will net you the end result of a true 4x burn]. I echo mciahel’s suggestion.

Thanks for your replies guys.

Get a Plextor Premium or even better Premium2 cd-rw burner for low cd-r burnspeeds. (don’t think nowdays crap 52x rated cd media will like this though). :bigsmile:
Anyway, check at eBay for Plextor Premium cd burners. :cool:

On the other hand, my 12y old HP 9100i cd-rw can burn nice coasters at 1x speed on 52x madia. :smiley:

[B]Off topic[/B].
BTW, since when is a Litey 20A4 a BenQ/Philips burner (heh, not even a Nexperia chipset drive)…
This thread better been moved to Lite-On (MediaTEK) or general CD/DVD drives forum section. :flower:
/off topic.

[QUOTE=andrey464;2312241]It’s weird because my friend Lite-On SHW-160H6S can burn same verbatim CD-R on 8x :confused: (still not 4x eh :wink: )[/QUOTE]This is correct. These older 16x drives were able to do 8x. Still lousy CD-R perfomance.

Michael

[QUOTE=mciahel;2312370]This is correct. These older 16x drives were able to do 8x. Still lousy CD-R perfomance.

Michael[/QUOTE]WHAT old drives are you refering to…?

Who you calling old, Willis?