Got my Liteon SOHW-812S today, installed and Patched using Omnipatcher. Used the VS04 patched firmware. Bumped speeds on MCC01Rg20, and ProDiscS03, up from 4X to 8X to test out. Checked all boxes in the lower section.
Opened DVD decryptor and here is the log from the burn:
I 16:07:02 DVD Decrypter Version 18.104.22.168 started!
I 16:07:02 Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 1)
I 16:07:02 Initialising SPTI…
I 16:07:02 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 16:07:12 Found 1 CD-RW, 1 DVD-ROM and 2 DVDÂ±RWs!
I 16:07:41 Operation Started!
I 16:07:41 Source File: J:\cold_mtn.img
I 16:07:41 Source File Sectors: 2,294,615 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:07:41 Source File Size: 4,699,371,520 bytes
I 16:07:41 Destination Device: [0:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S VS04 (N:)
I 16:07:41 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: ProdiscS03) (Speeds: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x)
I 16:07:41 Destination Media Sectors: 2,297,888
I 16:07:41 Write Mode: DVD
I 16:07:41 Write Speed: 8x
I 16:07:41 Test Mode: No
I 16:07:41 BURN-Proof: Enabled
W 16:07:41 [0:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S VS04 (N:) - Selected Write Speed: 11,080 KB/s (8x)
W 16:07:41 [0:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-832S VS04 (N:) - Actual Write Speed: 4,432 KB/s (3.3x)
I 16:07:41 Filling Buffer…
I 16:07:44 Writing LeadIn…
I 16:08:20 Writing Image…
I 16:17:07 Synchronising Cache…
I 16:17:32 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:09:47
I 16:17:32 Average Write Rate: 8,724 KB/s (6.3x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,208 KB/s (8.1x)
During the burn I had several instances where the device buffer would fluctuate abruptly say between 46% and back up to 99%. During these times the burner LED would pass from red to orange and back.
Results on my Sony standalone player: Got the FBI warning screen but that’s about all. Said disc was dirty.
Came back to try the DVD in the computer, wouldn’t play either.
Looking to hear what I may have done wrong here.
Should I only be using DVD+R’s? I have used almost exclusively -R’s on my DRU-500AX for the last year or so because they play on more standalones.
Did I expect too much on the speed?
All comments welcome & appreciated.