GSA-5163D -- Max Speed Option is 12x in NERO (using MCC003 Verbatim 8x-16x DVD+R)

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#1

I’m only getting a max speed of 12x for my Verbatim MCC003 discs.
Thats the maximum option in Nero 6.0.6.6.

I tried using my Firewire and USB 2.0, but the option, nevertheless stayed the same. I’ve enabled show actually write speed so I can see that it peeks at 11.7x.

I’m using my drive on my Dell D800 laptop, which shouldn’y make a difference on the speed selection… maybe the actual results, but not the option – i wouldn’t think.

I’m about to update my NERO now, but meanwhile let me know what you all think…

Thanks guys!


#2

MCC-003 is 8x media


#3

But aren’t these the Verbatim that allow 16x (i think) burns with proper firmware as noted on the label, which I’ve already torn off?


#4

Maybe but no on LG writers… and I think it is better that way.


#5

It depends on the firmware just like it says. The “proper” firmware is just that.


#6

The label on retail Verbatim 8x DVD+R (MCC003) says “Up to 12x on compatible hardware.” I don’t know of any burners that overspeed MCC003 to 16x. I have a GSA-4163B (same drive as yours, only internal) and 12x is the max with these discs.


#7

Isn’t it easy with a Lite-On 16x writer to write to MCC003 at 16x? Though miserably. :bigsmile:

@SlickVision

Where did you see that label? In LG GSA-4163B and GSA-5163D, some MCC003 are supported for up to 12x writing. Some other only up to 6x. Only 6x is supported with certain MCC003 and some other 8x DVD+R media when certain things are uncertain about which I don’t understand very well.

Anyway, use MCC004 instead for better results. I think you’ll get better results even if you burn MCC004 at 8x.