I’ve read through the forum and looks like this is sort of a known thing when burning MCC 004 @ 16x - solution seems to be burn at 12x? I’m wondering if I need the MCC 004 media I just bought based on this - I bought it thinking I could get 16x good quality burns. I can get good 12x burns all day with the 1640 using 8x TY (Fuji MIJ) media I got from Staples for $8.94 per 30 pack. Why do I need MCC 004 16x rated media to do the same thing? Am I missing something?
Granted the MCC 004 seemed to be a good deal at $7.99 for 25 packs at Best Buy - but if I can’t reliably get 16x burns then it’s just slightly more expensive media than the Fuji MIJ that I can get the same speed out of.
I’ve tried BSMB firmware and BEFB FW for the EW164b external drive. So far all the firmware I’ve tried, when burning MCC 004 @ 16x, seems to produce PIF spikes past 3gb.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated - I still have several unopened packs of the MCC 004 which I can return if it’s not worth keeping…
I do have a LiteOn 1693s - should I try the MCC 004 in it @ 16x? I could put that drive in the same box with the 1640 - I’d thought about doing this anyway to have 2 drives. If the 1693 burns MCC 004 at 16x better, I’d move the drive over.