GSA-4120B burning Princo4X as 2x

I’m stuck, please can someone shed some light.
I am trying to burn Princo 4x, but all my options give me are 1x and 2X.
I have updated my firmware to A104 from A102, still i have no success?

What do I need to do?

it means LG just dun support 4x for Princo media, which i believe due to the fear that Princo being lousy media, the burning at faster speed will render very bad disc so thats whyburning at 2x is perhaps considered the ‘safest’ speed 4 that media.

The LG GSA-4120B can at least write my Princo’s DVD-R @ 4x. (Princo White-top)

                            Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                         PRINCO
Format Capacity                                             Not Formatted
Free Blocks                                                     411107328
Free Capacity                                              4.38GB(4.71GB)
Book Type                                                           DVD-R
Media Type                                                          DVD-R
Media Id Code Speed                                       1.0x   1385KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  4.0x   5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.0x   2770KBps
Write Strategy Speed                                        4.0x 5540KBps
2x Speed OPC beta                                                      0B
2x Speed OPC power                                                     0F
2x Write Strategy field 1                                     12 87 77 80
2x Write Strategy field 2                               88 80 00 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta                                                      01
4x Speed OPC power                                                     1B
4x Write Strategy field 1                                     0D 10 0D 08
4x Write Strategy field 2                                     99 0A 11 0D
4x Write Strategy field 3                                     00 00 00 00
4x Speed OPC beta multi-pulse                                          00
4x Speed OPC power multi-pulse                                         00
4x Write Strategy field 4                                     00 00 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 5                               00 00 00 00 00 00
4x Write Strategy field 6                                  00 00 00 00 00
Data area starting sector                                          30000h
Linear Density                                                0.267um/bit
Track Density                                                0.74um/track
Number of Layers                                                        1

@czar2004 : Could you tell us what kind of burning software you are using and what version? Have you tried other burning software? Maybe you could also post the media code of the princo’s you are trying to burn @ 4x.

Hi all, thanks for your help.
I am using Nero and it burns sometimes at 4x and then sometimes at 2x I am just confused as to why it may do this.

I know Princo may not be the most expensive media but I don’t see them as being that bad.

Is there another type of software that I should try?


It doesn’t mean Princo is bad. Can you post the media IDs from DVD Identifier? There are several types of Princo 4x DVD-R one of which I still have.