Well now even if Image burn or nero show that the 8x disk speed is available and I select it, the disk only burns at 4x. I re-flashed the DVR-108 firmware but is solved nothing. Something is wrong though. The YUEDEN000 T02 are 8X +R disks. The available write speeds come up as 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x. But the Pioneer website states that the TY 16x media has a max write speed of 12x so there is no way the 8x media should be showing a 16x write option. I feel that either:
1. I got a bad batch of disks - though they burn fine at 8x in my Asus DRW-24B1st (only available speeds 6x, 8x which I think is normal)
2. The firmware is not handling the media correctly - though it seems that othesr with this drive have not had problems with this media when I did a search.
3. The drive is not working correctly - though it is fine with the TY value line -r and Verbatim +r 16x media I use.
I guess I will just burn my backups with the 24b1st at 8x. Should I be wary of the media? Is it time to retire my beloved DVR-108?
What do you guys think?