Reported write speed

has anyone else experienced the following.

i performed two test burns:

  1. dvdfab platinum with 8x write speed
    writing started at .1x (.6 MB/s) slowly went up to 5.8x (7.79 MB/s)
    dvdfab_burn_vso reports avg burn speed at 7.86x
    Total completion time 00:08:37

  2. imgburn with 8x write speed
    writing quickly jumped to 8.2x (11.15 MB/s) with in first 1½ min.
    imgburn_log reports avg burn speed at 7.9x
    Duration: 00:08:11

conclusion:

dvdfab shows incorrect burn speed. :confused: but reports correct speeds.

10/10/2007 7:33:29 PM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/10/2007 7:32:42 PM info Media removed. Burning layer not ready to write
10/10/2007 7:32:40 PM info Finalization Time 00:00:46 - Total completion time 00:08:37
10/10/2007 7:31:54 PM info Write finished in 00:07:51 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 7.86
10/10/2007 7:24:58 PM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Write started 2278976 sectors to write
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Writing speed requested x8.0, effective x8.0
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Media ID: SONY-D21-00
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Media type: DVD+R
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4666220544 b. (4.35 Gb.)
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
10/10/2007 7:24:03 PM info Write started
10/10/2007 7:24:01 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/10/2007 7:17:04 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R, DL DVD-R
10/10/2007 7:17:04 PM info New Drive selected : 1:1:0 - LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S MV9N [E] (Ide)
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - CyberDrv CW088D CD-R/RW 15HF [D] (Ide)
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info DLL Version 2.1.3.324
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\vso_hwe.dll
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info Version 3, 2, 1, 0
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info ExeName : “C:\Program Files\DVDFab Platinum 3\DVDFabPlatinum.exe”
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Personal Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
10/10/2007 7:16:37 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************

I 19:39:03 ImgBurn Version 2.3.2.0 started!
I 19:39:03 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 19:39:03 Total Physical Memory: 1,539,568 KB - Available: 1,200,644 KB
I 19:39:03 Initialising SPTI…
I 19:39:03 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 19:39:03 Found 1 CD-RW and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 19:39:08 Operation Started!
I 19:39:08 Source File: C:\NEXT.iso
I 19:39:08 Source File Sectors: 2,278,964 (MODE1/2048)
I 19:39:08 Source File Size: 4,667,318,272 bytes
I 19:39:08 Source File Volume Identifier: NEXT
I 19:39:08 Source File Application Identifier: DVDFAB
I 19:39:08 Source File Implementation Identifier: FENGTAO SOFTWARE
I 19:39:08 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.02)
I 19:39:08 Destination Device: [1:1:0] LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S MV9N (E:) (ATA)
I 19:39:08 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: SONY-D21-00) (Speeds: 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 19:39:08 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 19:39:08 Write Mode: DVD
I 19:39:08 Write Type: DAO
I 19:39:08 Write Speed: 8x
I 19:39:08 Link Size: Auto
I 19:39:08 Test Mode: No
I 19:39:08 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 19:39:08 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 19:39:10 Writing LeadIn…
I 19:39:54 Writing Image… (LBA: 0 - 2278963)
I 19:46:49 Synchronising Cache…
I 19:47:00 Closing Track…
I 19:47:01 Finalising Disc…
I 19:47:20 Image MD5: 8094042e1f20606ae3ec7b6c29caf9d5
I 19:47:20 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:08:11
I 19:47:20 Average Write Rate: 10,982 KB/s (7.9x) - Maximum Write Rate: 11,421 KB/s (8.2x)

It has been that way for months on every version for me.
I have other programs that use the VSO burning engine and they behave the same way…
Conclusion…It is the VSO burning engine that is at fault somehow.
As long as it works I am not changing anything.