Problem with Traxdata x8 DVD+R DL

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#1

Sorry for being a bother with my first post, but I am having some trouble with discs I got a while ago.

 Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                    RITEK   D03
Media Product Revision Number                                         01h
Format Capacity                                                Blank Disc
Free Blocks                                                    4253024256
Free Capacity                                              7.96GB/8.55GB 
Book Type                                                        DVD+R DL
Media Type                                                       DVD+R DL
Manufacturer Rated Speed                                   8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.4x   3324KBps
Data area starting sector                                          30000h
Layer 0 end sector                                                22D7FFh
Linear Density                                                0.293um/bit
Track Density                                                0.74um/track
Number of Layers                                                        2
Layer Track Path direction                      (OTP) Opposite track path
                                                                         
                           Complete Media Code                           
00000000 08 02 00 00 E1 0F 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 FC FF FF ......2.........
00000010 00 22 D7 FF 00 00 03 52 49 54 45 4B 00 00 00 44 .".....RITEK...D
00000020 30 33 01 40 25 25 37 0E 00 10 69 00 10 69 1E 1C 03.@%%7...i..i..
00000030 0C 0C 10 10 00 00 00 00 00 1E 1C 0C 0C 10 10 00 ................

As you can see, they should be x8, but they’re only showing up as x2.4 for some reason. Granted I did buy them a while ago, and they are still working fine at x2.4 in the xbox, but I was wondering what would cause this?
I am on the most recent firmware 1.29 now, and the x8 Verbatims I have will burn at x8 as well.


#2

@ slyman2k4,

Welcome to the Forum.

It has been passed NUMERIOUS times throughout the Forum that the only DL Media that consistently produces quality error free results is Verbatim DL MKM001/MKM003 Mitsubishis Kagaku Media. ALL other DL Media is considered suspect and should be avoided (not used).

Pioneer has extensively tested their Pioneer DVR-111D v1.29 Firmware and although your (Traxdata x8 DVD+R DL) Media MID DVD+R DL RITEK D03 is rated at 8x speed evidently their test revealed that this particular Media MID could not effectively support quality burning results at 8x speed and limited Pioneer DVR-111D v1.29 Firmware to 2.4x speed for this particular Media MID.

Although it might appear that your Media MID DVD+R DL RITEK D03 is ‘working fine’ you should perform Disc Quality Scans of your Burned Media MID DVD+R DL RITEK D03 to ensure that these Disk are in fact acceptable Disc Quality Scans. Ritek manufactured Media has a well-documented history of Reflectivity Degradation (referred to as DVD ROT) problems.

Regards,
bjkg