Imation 24x (Neon coloured - Made in Taiwan)
ATIP: 97m 26s 66f
Disc Manufacturer: CMC Magnetics Corp.
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. Phthalocyanine)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal Capacity: 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
After a burn, used data transfer rate to check with my TDK Cyclone 48/12/40 burner. This is a LTR-40125S rebbaged OEM w/P-CAV + Mt. Ranier firmware. It was shipped with Z-CLV. But there was an official upgrade, its rated 24x only but smartburn could detect it as 40x.. LOL
Tried the same thing with my plextor 40x Ultraplex (maybe its dying?)
Tried a scandisc on the same cdr as well with my Cyclone :
Notice how the speed drops after 52 mins in both graphs? Can someone tell me if its a bug with liteon drives OR its due to the fact that I'm using lousy quality media? I am beginning to suspect that most media which is copied all the way at 40x will have this symptoms?
Is there any media out there which can do perfect 40x copying?