Originally posted by pinto2
[B]Hmm, now itÂ´s getting interesting. Tell us more about your setup; hardware and software (not only like: "any program"), drivers... aso.
BTW, right now we only know you have "451 with latest FW".
Edit: ever tried to burn your TY DVD+Rs @ 4X..? [/B]
Ok. I have an xp1800+ cpu, a GA-7VRX motherboard and 512Mb ram.
The burner is configured as secondary master, and I have 3 hard disks, in a 400W case (I say that because I know power supply may be an issue).
Lately, I have created a fat32 partition on the first hard disk (primary master), which I use exclusively for storing images and files to burn. Obviously it is constantly and completely defragmented, although that didn't change things at all.
As for the firmware, the problems began when I flashed GSB7, but since then I have flashed both GSB4 (not the one that came with my drive, since I don't have a backup) and GSB6, without significant improvements. Actually, the second picture I attached (the ugly one) is a scan of a disc burnt with GSB4 fw.
As I already said, I have tried 3 burning programs: Nero 18.104.22.168, Stomp RecordNow Max 4.50 (with pxEngine 5.08) and Alcohol 120% (both built-in and atapi driver). Again, the differences were not significant.
Regarding burning speed, I've always burnt -R at 2x and +R at 2.4x. I've tried burning the bundled +RW disc at max speed, and I got a result slightly worse than 2.4x, so I've never tried that again.