Dh20a4p won\'t burn at 2.4x when selected (does 4x instead)

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Lite-On DH-20A4P. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]for some reason it won’t burn anything at 2-2.4x. I choose this option in clonecd and it burns at about 5500 something kB’s, which is 4x. Most of my dl burns are crap on the second layer because of this and come out looking like the rings of a tree trunk.

Is there a way to fix this?

I heard that possibly turning the dma down from 4 to 2 might work, but it’s not in my bios and i’m not sure how to do it otherwise.


#2

What brand of DVD+R DL are you using?


#3

[QUOTE=tropic;2177603]What brand of DVD+R DL are you using?[/QUOTE]

tried both memorex and verbatim ( i know mem sucks)


#4

4x is even better for this DL (2x is not possible).


#5

[QUOTE=chef;2177617]4x is even better for this DL (2x is not possible).[/QUOTE]

For this DL burner or for this DL media?

Burning programs allow me to to choose 2.4x

4x produces to many errors on sensitive backups.


#6

4x should be best for this media & burner combo.


#7

Your media may be the reasons why this is happening.




#8

Some software [ImgBurn, ConvertXtoDVD–last I checked] allow you to choose from a multitude of speeds without actually asking the drive what speeds are available. Other software [Nero, Sonic/Roxio] asks the drive what speeds are available, and presents those speeds to you.

Which software are you using?


#9

[QUOTE=ocyl;2177628]Your media may be the reasons why this is happening.

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This was it. I can’t remember the brand now, but it was like ricoh or ritek or something with 4x min.