After going from fw 1.04 to the current 1.05, I noticed that my RICOHJPN R02
disks can no longer be written at 12x : plextools v2.16 reports MAX = 8x !!!
I’m absolutely possitive that I have already written these blancs at 12x using DVDDecrypter !!
Also DVDInfoPro 3 reports 12x :
Disc Regions are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Media code/Manufacturer ID RICOHJPNR02
Media Product Revision Number 03h
Format Type UDF 1.02
Volume Name DEEP_BLUE
Implementation id mkisofs
Recording Date/Time (mm/dd/yyyy) 7/12/2004 22:39:20
Format Capacity 4.37GB(4.69GB)
Book Type DVD+R
Media Type DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 12.0x 16620KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 6.0x 8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor CLV 4.0x 5540KBps
Data area starting sector 30000h
Data area end sector 22F1FFh
Linear Density 0.267um/bit
Track Density 0.74um/track
Number of Layers 1
What the heck is going on with Plextor ? Buggy firmware perhaps ?
BTW, I’m also one off the Plextor ‘victims’ who got a “bad” PX-712A.
To demonstrate, here is a SUM8 from a RICOHJPN R02 written at 8x.
Note that THIS IS RECOMMENDED MEDIA !! :a :a
About the same results when I use Plextors own TY 8x media (YUDEN000 T02).
1ste image : RICOHJPN R02 only 8x by Plextools v2.16
2nd image : SUM8 scan RICOHJPN R02 03 at 8x on my PX-712A.
All I can say about this is STAY AWAY FROM THE PX-712A !!
Buy a NEC, Pioneer, LG, LiteON or a Philips : cheaper AND better.