Media Codes...? (Lite-On SOHW-832S)

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am using DVD drive Sony DW-U18 (LITE-ON SOHW-832) flashed to DRU-700A using the CG5M firmware.

I have a question about media codes. The firmware lists the media that the burner can use, at the time the firware was produced, but is there a master list of the codes anywhere for easy reference?

For example, the media report tells me I can use CMC MAG at up to 8x speeds

CMC MAG -E01-00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
CMC MAG -F01-00 [ 2.4x, 4x ]
CMC MAG -F01-01 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]
CMC MAG -R01-00 [ 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x ]

but there are obviously different versions of this media (see above)…how do I know which is which? Is there a definition of each media type somewhere that I can refer to when buying the disks so I get the right types?



Not sure if there’s a master list as such but the best place to look and search is in the blank media forum.

Those you have listed are all CMC +R discs, R01 are x2.4 rated, F01 are x4 rated and E01 are x8 rated. CMC discs can be found under many brand names.