The latest SD Revision has caused the burning community a bit of trouble lately but I suspect things are not as bad as first thought. Well it seems as though a pattern is emerging. From what I can gather not every SD2 capable burner has been done over altogether.
The following burners have reported success that work in other devices:
Lite-On LTR 12102B, 24x & 32x
Plextor PX-1210A 1610A & 2410A
Plextor PX-W8220 SCSI
Plextor PX-R820 (SCSI)
Philips PCRW-804K/B (Atapi)
And I’m pretty sure that the ASUS 16x will work as well…just waiting for that report from someone!
Here’s the trick: Read at 4x & burn at the rated speed of the writer.
If reading from an SD2 compatible burner then read at 4x and burn at the rated speed of the writer (i.e. not “max”) on quality, speed certified media.
If reading from a Toshiba or Lite-On DVD-ROM you can read at max but again burn at the rated speed of the writer (i.e. not “max”) on quality, speed certified media.
If reading from another device then read at 4x.
Reducing the burn speed will produce results if the rated speed method does not work.
You can test the image with Daemon Tools Virtual Drive before burning…don’t forget to turn SD emulation off when testing.
Lite-On “2B” model LTRs can still read & write at “max”.
More info when it comes to hand.