I’ve just bought an NEC 4550 to use externally with my laptop. It’s connected via firewire through a Prolific chipset.
I was using a Benq 1640, but this wouldn’t let me rip, but burns were okay. I was using Ridisc 8x DVD-R with the TTG02 dye. These would burn at 8x on the Benq, but now I find that they will only burn at 4.1x with the NEC. Supported write speed is showing up in DVD Decrypter as 2,4, & 8.
I’ve also tried a couple TDK branded disk with TTH01 dye - in both cases it reached 8x(however in the first case, it took 10 mins, in the second it took 7 mins).
Would would likely be the cause of this? I’ve just bought some Ridisc Extreme with the Ritek G05 dye…I really hope these will work okay!(Still sealed haven’t opened them yet!)