good morning. i am a new owner of a LG 4160B.
I have noticed something unusual. On a couple of CD-R brands, supposed to be able to be burned at max. 48x speed, the LG would refuse to burn them at more than 8x. The brands are Quixo and DS. They probably won’t say much, except that they’re both low-quality media. Here’s the info i could retrieve from ATIP:
QUIXO (Postech Corporation, 97m26s11f, TWP 7, grade C+)
DS (Toolex France, TWP 5, Grade A+)
It looks like the 1st media is a clearly cheap one, the 2nd doesn’t look that bad. Other tests on known brands showed no problems (tested Plextor, Memorex, LG, R-Planet (Plasmon), Verbatim).
Has anyone had similar issues? should i suppose that the 4160B is fussy with cheap media, or it is simply that the firmware will not correctly recognize those discs?
Running on WinXP SP2, Burner is the only device on IDE seconday Slave, DMA mode is correctly set, tried with Nero and Feurio. Firmware A302
Please share your experiences (also with DVD). thank you!