Increase CD-R burn speed with 4163B?

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#1

I am using generic CD-R media of which the MID can’t be identified by Nero CD-DVD Speed, but I’ve always burned these at 40x with all my other drives with no problems, but my new LG GSA-4163B refuses to burn them any faster than 8x. How can I increase the writing speed for these discs?


#2

Try installing the newest firmware 104 see if that helps.


#3

Updated to A104 but still won’t burn faster than 8x. Seems I’m forced to keep my old GSA-4040B to burn CDs now. Grrr…


#4

It’s probably limiting the speed for good reason!


#5

Can 4040B identify the MID?


#6

That’s one of the reasons for me to change my 4163b with NEC 3540.


#7

I don’t care much about CD-R writing speeds. I sometimes use GSA-4163/5163 or DVR-108 or PX-708 or SOHW-1613. Mostly 32x max. I choose 8x for DVD burning and 32x for CD burning. Sometimes 12x or 4x for DVD and 24x or 16x for CD.


#8

i use my 401s @ 411s (external) for cdr.


#9

I am guessing that when the 4163B can’t find a MID code on a disc, it uses some sort of default write strategy. This default write strategy is typically limited to a very low speed so that it has a good chance to work with as many types of discs as possible. The 4163B works that way with DVD media so I’m guessing it does the same with CD-Rs. I suspect that is what has happened with your discs.

I’ve had my own problems with my GSA-4163B and CD-Rs : I found that if I use a certain lot of black CD-Rs that look like old records made by Gigastorage, I get a coaster every time. The burn starts then halts with an error at about 1%. Tried 4 discs, even with different burn speeds and got 4 coasters. (I know these aren’t supposed to be the best sort of stuff you can get but they were lying around the house so I was just trying to use them up) The same discs burn fine on my old Plextor 121032A (12X). And no, upgrading to A104 firmware did not help.

I guess the 4163B is a little picky with CD-Rs. All you can do is to use up those discs with your older drive, then buy something else with has a MID code (but NOT Gigastorage!).