USOQ has some strategies that work better which USON does not have. I am also wondering if the drive stores some burn quality info since I am having trouble believing that my burns keep getting better and better. I have not been successful to burn ANY -R media @ 4X and get good results including the ritek -R 4X that came with the drive. I did get TDK’s +R to burn fine @ 4x and sorta @ 8X. For -R think I’ll stick to Princo’s… Those 4X princo’s work just fine @ 2x with using the new strategy. actually since it costs 1/4th to 1/8th what those other media costs, The slow speed is rather okay :), just start a burn before going to sleep.
>>>Maxell DVD-R 4X Ricohjpnr01<<< Thought that was DVD+R?
My advice from what I can figure out is buy some cheap media that burns @ 2x and get some decent burns before moving up. Once you figure out how to burn and gets things up and running it works better. Or maybe that was because I have turned off the 2 extra options in Nero next to buffer underrun protection enabled the options marked smart burn enabled and DVD high compatibility modes which causes problems with burns.
My very first DVD disk burn (ever) using US0J (Second pic at the Bottom) which came with the drive And my second burn same disk but with US0N (First pic at the top). After which I got 25 coasters. So first advice to others would be stay with what you got until you figure it all out.
Disc Type DVD+R
Book Type DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Ricoh Company Limited
Media ID RICOHJPNR01
Protection System None
Capacity 4.38 GB
Free Size 0.00 GB
Free Blocks 0
Number of Layers 1
Linear Density 0.267 um/bit
Track Density 0.74 um/track
Maximum Read Speed 8.0x
Maximum Write Speed 8.0x
Current Write Speed 8.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 1 8.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 2 6.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 3 4.0x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 4 2.4x CLV