Hello, I have these writers and 50 Traxdata CD-R. The GCE-8400B and GCE-8525B do not burn at more than 16x CLV even when selecting the maximum speed in the recording software (40x and 52x respectively). GSA-H58N records at 24x Z-CLV even selecting 48x CAV. I have burned more than 30CD’s.
If I do a recording simulation with Nero Disc Speed, they do it at maximum speed.
Example with GSA-H58N:
In the past (2015) i had the traxdata valuepack (Ritek also) and burned them to 48x with GSA-H58N.
I don’t know what may be happening. I have noticed that my CDs are a little different from those I have seen on the internet. If I look for an image of them, they have the “Compact Disc Recordable” logo below the lines of writing and a hub code. Mine do not have that logo or anything written in the hub.
This my CD-R https://i.imgur.com/YXIVq60.jpg and this is a internet image http://ez647.sk/CD_DVD_BD_PICTURE/TRAXDATA/CDR52XS.jpg
They are fake Ritek? Or maybe my three drives are bad? I have not tried other CD-R, but also have a GSA-H10A drive crossflashed to GSA-H12N that can burn them without problems at 48x Z-CLV. I have another drive, GSA-H54N (Panasonic chipset, like H58N) with which i can try.
I’m sorry for my bad English. Thanks very much.