You know, we have a general recording hardware forum also, where you can post threads that are not drive / brand specific. That’s where your thread would have perfectly fit in. Or in the media forum, since this is primarily about the Fuji TY media you bought from Newegg.
Besides, you don’t even need to “cross browse” both forums (NEC and Pioneer) to see both threads. If you click on the “New Posts” link on top of the forum page, you get all new posts in all forums listed, that’s how I spotted your crosspost. Whatever, I just mentioned it because you actually did it in a smarter way than most people (by slightly “adjusting” your threads for both forums).
So your saying if i knew how to run the software thats measures burn quality i would fine that media sustained alot of write errors at 16x and the drive actually tried to slow down to compensate? so that a 12x burn would yield higher quality burn and more consistant ( and faster ) burn times? I also have a Lite-ON 1633 BSOH FW and it wont burn them past 8x
Not actual “write errors” (if you mean unrecoverable errors), but the PI/PIF error rate (or jitter) started to increase considerably, so the WOPC feature of the drive kicked in to guarantee a good burn quality still (you may want to check that yourself by doing a Kprobe scan with your LiteOn drive). And yes, the 12x burn should be of higher quality in any case (even if your drive writes the discs in ~6 minutes at 16x like in bobmitch’s case), because at 16x, the highest speed is reached exactly where the quality of the discs is usually the worst, the end of the disc. That’s because it is very hard to guarantee consistent high quality from the first to the last sector of the disc, due to the production method primarily used today in the DVD media production process.
That’s why 12x burns can often be faster than 16x burns indeed, depending on the quality of the disc.