I have a TEAC’s DV-W516GB burner which is OEM 1673S. I’ve upgraded it to 1693C’s KC4B quality patched firmware and I’m happy with the results (I found it here on this forum).
I have this drive in an external case, it’s connected to my computer via Firewire.
Right now my media is TDK’s TTH02 DVD-R.
So the thing is that I’m not really getting good speeds. I can’t seem to be able to burn a DVD under 10 minutes. The burn will usually start at around 5.5x and go up to 9x then at some point hit a slight pause (not a buffer underrun) and after than it will burn at 6.0x until the end of the burn process.
Also I would like to know if it’s normal that the drive spends 1 minute before the actual data writing begins… it just spins up and down about 5 times before it starts writing.
I’m thinking that maybe the unit does not like my media. Perhaps there are other media that you guys could recommend. I’ve heard that liteons prefer DVD+R discs is this true?
I’ve seen on the forum that you often post images of nero’s dvd speed. I don’t really know what exactly it all means, but if it should help here is a screenshot from a DVD that I’ve recently burned.
Disc quality 16x
Disc quality 12x
Disc quality 8x
Thanks for your advice,