We all know the LDW811S is not what is should be, but check out these results on this very expensive media.
What’s going on here?
I’ve always used Plextor 4x DVD+R T01s with acceptable results on the LDW811S most of the times (100 < P1 < 280 / 0 =< P1F < 6), but recently I’ve bought a couple of packs of the new Plextor 8x multispeed T02s giving me an average P1 of 1000 and P1F of 60!
What a waste of such expensive media!
All discs were burned on 4x with the LiteOn HS0P FW, and recently I switched between the HS0Q and patched HS0K, but that really didn’t make much of a difference.
I used the T01 and T02 on the same day and the results went from acceptable to insanely bad with the latter. Now, when I burn the RICOH DVD+RW that came with the drive (which was in dec 2003) at 4x, I get good results, so it’s not like something happened with drive.
Now these T02s are optimized for 8x so maybe I get better results on 8x than at 4x. On the other hand, the LDW811S is such a crappy drive it might as well get worse. Anyway, I’ll try it later.
Any ideas on what I might try? Would changing the T02 strat to T01/01 do any good?
Between you and me, I think I should just throw the drive away and get a nice, reliable Plextor.
All burned at 4x with Nero 18.104.22.168 on the LDW811S.
- Plextor-labeled Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 4x Multispeed T01, with LiteOn FW HS0P.
- Plextor-labeled Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8x Multispeed T02, with LiteOn FW HS0P.
- Plextor-labeled Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8x Multispeed T02, with OmniPatcher FW HS0K with recommened DVD media tweaks applied, stopped test manually at 16.1% (I didn’t want to scan anymore).
- Plextor-labeled Taiyo Yuden DVD+R 8x Multispeed T02, with LiteOn FW HS0Q. Scan couldn’t read at 4x, even though it’s the same disc as in (3). Interesting though, that at 2.4x the P1F is much, much lower.