Hi, I just bought my first DVD burner: the SOHW-812S, so I'm all new to this.
I'm having a little trouble with the media I'm using. I have a 25pck spindle of Memorex Discs. Here is how Smartburn identifies them:
Disc MID = 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 (CMC MA)
Disc TID = 47 2E 20 41 46 31 (G. AF1)
Nominal Capacity = 4.08GB
Manufacturer Maybe = CMC Magnetics Corporation
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 4.0X (Write)
I made a backup of one of my PS2 games and then tried to verify the writting with Kprobe 2. The test would lockup at 95%. Then I created a DVD and put a few movies on there. I tested it out and I got 67PI errors and 3.93PO errors. The disk was virtually error free till the last quarter of the test, and then the errors skyrocketed. I tried to run the disk through a Nero speed check, but it failed towards the end.
So I downloaded the latest firmware and flashed my drive. I then tried to burn a new DVD at 2x. And now everything looks good. 7.63PI and 0.01PO
Do you think I had those 2 coasters because of the old firmware, or because I was writting the disk at 2x?
Here are my first readings with the old firmware and writting at 4x:
And here is the new firmware and writting at 2x: