My Lite-On, overclocked as subject is behaving strange atm. I have been using a noname brand CD-R (made by Ritek) not certified for 48x writing. No trouble though, until the last 15-20 burns. I started to get a lot of errors turning the disc unreadable when, for example, copying the content to harddrive. Then i bought a new spindle with Benq (Acer) Gold, certified for 48x writing.
ATIP: 97m 22s 67f
Disc Manufacturer: Acer Media Technology, Inc.
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)
Now some strange things happends. I burn a CloneCD image at max speed, using the profile for Safedisc, no AWS. CloneCD refuses to burn over 16x speed:-(. Discs good though. I burn a plain bin/cue with latest Nero, when Smartburn is enabled, max 40x is possible to use. I turn off Smartburn, burns at 48X, the disc is unreadable. I try burning with CDRwin 3.9b, max speed, raw mode, buffer underrun enabled, disc unreadable or coaster. Again i burn a bin/cue, latest Blindwrite, max speed, disc unreadable. Max speed with Blindwrite gets up to around 32x. Nero CD Speed gives me errors all the time, cant measure there. The drive is attached to secondary channel as master, never been any problems with that. DMA is enabled, running Winxp corp sp1, P4 2.2 ghz 512 mb DDR RAM. I would like to re-flash my drive back to 40125s but i dont have the binfile. Any qualified guess whats wrong with this drive?