LDW-401S Max Speed 2.4 according to Nero?

I have Nero 6.0.0.19 and using good quality 4x speed disks (well they cost quite a lot anyway! - Bulkpaq Generation 4) . I have a speedyish machine. XP2600 processor and a gig of Ram on an Asus A7N8X mobo runnig WinXP with all latest drivers etcetera.
So why so slow at burning DVD’s? Any settings I can alter to get it up to speed? Thanx.

In my opinion: Bulkpaq is usually the cheapest low quality stuff available.

Guess your problem will disappear by using other DVD+R media. Btw is this your discs?

Bulkpaq DVD+R 4X(generation 4):

                        Media Information                            

Region information N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID MEDIA ID001
Format Capacity Not Formatted
Free Blocks 405405696
Free Capacity 4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Media Id Code Speed 2.4x 3324KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 2.4x 3324KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F …&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 4D 45 44 49 41 20 49 44 30 …MEDIA ID0
00000020 30 31 00 38 23 54 37 13 02 4A 71 02 90 66 16 16 01.8#T7…Jq…f…
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 …

Check the media id Code Speed…

This is just beefed up 2.4X discs, and they are crap quality as well, tested with 3 different DVD writers and they fails in one and is partiallyt unreadable if written in the other two…

Stay away from bulkpaq DVD media :Z :Z

Well, I’m new to DVD burning so I didn’t know about the best media. There were some cheaper ones made by the same company but I went for the dearer ones. They do say x4 on the disks themselves and are white label with a pinky/purple colour dye. Not sure how you got that detailed information?
Anyway, thanks, and can you recommend a good quality x4 to buy next time please?

Yeah, I have the same discs here, works at 4X in some drives…but works bad at 4X…

About all other 4X DVD+R discs should be good:

Arita
Traxdata
Memorex
TDK
ritek
verbatim
plextor
infiniti
fujifilm
maxell

this is just some brands :wink: -remember, get DVD+R discs, not DVD-R…

Just my soddin’ luck I picked the only ones that are crap! LOL!
Thanks for your help, appreciated.:bow:

I just got a couple of these discs, and they are indeed limited to 2.4x on the LDW-401S. They burn at 4x on a friend’s Nu Tech 8x Burner. I haven’t burned any yet.

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F .............&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 4D 45 44 49 41 20 49 44 30 .......MEDIA ID0
00000020 30 31 00 38 23 54 37 13 02 4A 71 02 90 66 16 16 01.8#T7..Jq..f..
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 1C 1E 0B 0C 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 ................