Shintaro 8X recognised as 2X



Hi all, I’m having a problem with my newly acquired Shintaro 8X DVD-R’s (CMC MA G AE1).
My Liteon 401s@811s (HS0R) sees them as 2X in Nero. Also, KProbe v2.4.3 gives a ‘Maximum Write Speed’ of 2.0x.
DVD Identifier shows this in drive capabilities:

** INFO : Drive = LITE-ON DVDRW LDW-811S [FW HS0R]
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+RW DVD+R
** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-RW DVD-R
** INFO : Disc = [DVD-R:CMC MAG. AE1]

** INFO : An Empty Writable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results
** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)
Descriptor #1 = 2770 KBPS ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]
** INFO : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Properly Supported By Some Drives
Descriptor #1 = 2770 KBPS ( 2.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

After looking up the CMC MAG AE1’s in another section, I’ve confirmed that they’re 8X. Is my drive incapable of burning these disks at top speed… or is there something I’m missing?

Thanks in advance


You tried updating your firmware?


Yeah I already have the newest firmware installed.


thats because the media is not supported in the firmware and will only burn at 2X using the defalt strat.
check out this thread
the max speed you`ll get is 4X for - & 8X for +


Ah i see. I was searching threads with the wrong query. Sorry for the hassle, and thanks for clearing that up ako.


no probs :slight_smile:

also i had a 811s for 18months and i would advice you to use decent +R disc as liteons favor them. if you have compatability problems then change the booktype to dvd-rom.