Hi, folks. So, I have a trusty DW1620 which I’ve had for several years now. I love this drive. I mean, I <b>love</b> it. The DW1620 and YUDEN000 media are like a match made in heaven. Well, a mini hiccup in the DW1620 <-> Yuden relationship came my way as I recently was given a 10-pack of Memorex DVD+R DL media (ie, RITEKD01 media) as a gift.
I’ve never done any DL burning as of yet, but even I know never to buy this crap. But, even as horrible as the RITEKD01 media is supposed to be (specifically at the layer break), I’m not able to get even one marginal burn. See attachment. So, I have a few questions…
Is my DW1620 even capable of burning DL discs? It’s running fw B7W9. I burn at 2.4x, but after 5+ burns, each one is a coaster. Is the media that bad, or am I doing something wrong? I’ve tried burning with Nero, and DVDDecrypter…same junky results. Basically trying to narrow down whether the media is consistently crap or if my drive might just not be able to handle DL burning.