How to force unsupported speed?

Hello!

I bought some DVD-RW media (platinum). There is an information on them that they are capable of 4x speed writing. Unfortunately - my Plextor PX-760A only sees them as 2x speed media.

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
 Disc type:           : DVD-RW
 Book Type            : DVD-RW
 Manufacturer:        : CMC
 MID                  : CMCW02
 Write speeds:        : 2 X
 Blank Capacity       : 4.38 GB
                      : 4489 MB
                      : 4707319808 bytes
Extended Information
 Layers               : 1
 Usage                : General
 Copyright protection : n/a
 Recorder information : recorded with PLEXTOR  DVDR   PX-760A  
 Disc Status          : Closed
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 D6 FD 9E D8 21 00 02 0F 05 06 88 75 0D 00 - .@....!......u..
0010 - 03 43 4D 43 57 30 32 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - .CMCW02.........
0020 - 05 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E4 70 05 00 5D 8E 40 77 - .........p..].@w
0030 - 04 00 00 00 DC 70 05 00 00 C0 D3 77 00 80 00 00 - .....p.....w....
0040 - BF F2 D4 77 7D 3F 40 77 00 80 00 00 B8 11 01 00 - ...w}?@w........
0050 - FC FF FF FF 00 00 00 00 28 71 05 00 00 00 15 00 - ........(q......
0060 - 32 07 91 7C 0B 00 00 00 98 08 15 00 00 00 15 00 - 2..|............

On Liteon drives it was possible using Omnipatcher to change write strategy for certain media.

Is it possible on Plextor drives?

I have the latest firmware installed.

Check the Plextor compatibility listing. The CMC DVD-RW is 2x media and will only write at 2x in the 760. That’s fixed in the drive firmware and you cannot change it.

I’m pretty sure CMC 4x -RW media is CMCW03

Others have posted such info too.
Seems that these RWs are a misprint…

I think you’re right, but that seems unbelievable. I’ve checked this Platinum DVD-RW discs and all my devices, including Sony RDR-HX710 standalone DVD writer - recognise them only as 2x media…

Here is scan of one of that fake 4x Platinum DVD-RW, just for the information.

“DVD Format [B]MINUS[/B]” :bigsmile:. That’s the very first time i see that ‘dash’ of “DVD -R” written out in acutal words on a disk!

Also is the “DVD”-logo at the lower left missing a “TM” at it’s lower right and and “RW” immediately below it or not?
On Verbatim and Panasonic media i have there is a “TM” at the said position and an “R” below the logo to indicate it’s a recordable media. One would expect a RW here to indicate rewritable media.

This is what it should look like: http://www.dvdfllc.co.jp/pdf/DVD-Application-Logo.pdf

Could be fake media or ‘black’ media produced without the royalties due …

That’s my suspiction too. I will try to contact the distributor and if I get any reply - I will put it here :slight_smile:

Thanks for all comments :slight_smile:

Hello, i have the same problem I guess! Did anyone found any new info on where the illegal Platinums come from? I can post a pic from my disc if needed