How to write @ 8x with Gear Pro Mastering ed. on 4x media?

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#1

How can i burn 8x with Gear Pro Mastering edition on 4x RICOHJPN R01 media (DVD+r).

Gear only lets me burn @ 4x but dvdinfo pro tells me it has an 8x write descriptor so it should be possible to burn @ 8x.

Nero does not do it for me as my standalone player does not recognize the disc when burned with nero. Gear works perfectly but does not let me burn @ 8x.

If n e 1 has a clue, please reply, Thanks.

DO I NEED TO HACK THE FIRMWARE OR IS THE HSOK FIRMWARE READY TO BURN THIS MEDIA @ 8X !!!


#2

I would think that this is a limitation of the gear software you use, probably do not support 8x DVD-writing speed.

Have you checked for upgrades for your software?


#3

I decided to give Gear a try and here is what I found:

1/ burning bundled RICOH DVD+RW took about 25 minutes even 4x speed was set.

2/ after this burn I did PI/PO check. I was used to having PI avg under 10 but after burning in Gear I got PI avg 60 !!! PO value raised as well.

3/ quick erasing +RW was damn quick!!! Only some 3 or 5 seconds and the disc was empty - still can’t believe that…

If you think your troubles are caused by Nero, have you tried RecordNow then?