Used the fantastic omnipatcher to unlock certain speeds for certain media, anyhow slighty annoying thing happens with Taiyo yuden 02’s (8 -r) in nero about 5-10 % into the burn smartburn kicks in as if there is risk of buffer under run but resumes successfully each time. This only happens at the start of the burn and the rest is fine, i think its writing strategy problem. As this didnot occur before the patch. So what could be the cause of this? force shifting?
this also happens with ricohjpn01’s (rated at 4x but burned at either 6x or 8x)
This problem does not occur when the media is burned @ 4x, and its not a DMA issue as the drive is at udma33.
That Aside the omni patcher done a good job with burns @ 4x as the burn quality of my liteon 832s was much improved for -r burns.
as you see in the pic below a few PIF read spikes i don’t worry about them cause the writer handles the burned discs acceptably.