SOHC-5236K/CRX320EE agreeable media

if somebody posted something of this nature previously, i am unable to locate it w/the search…

i have the above combo drive with firmware RK0A installed. using Nero CD-DVD Speed, my current CD-R media is being identified as Plasmon and limited to 32X. in addition, using Nero InfoTool, the drive’s max write speed is listed as 32X with the Plasmon media in the drive. with the media removed, the max write speed is listed as 52X. this leads to some questions:

  1. is this media not agreeable with this drive’s ability to burn at 52X?

  2. is this drive falsely labeled as having the ability to burn at 52X?

  3. what media is known to be able to burn on this drive at 52X

any help or links will be greatly appreciated.

TIA

Hi,

Yes. The firmware of your drive “thinks” it is better not to burn this media at full speed.

  1. is this drive falsely labeled as having the ability to burn at 52X?
    There might be some drive that burns them at 52x, regardless of quality.
  1. what media is known to be able to burn on this drive at 52X
    I would try some quality media like Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden.

On the other hand, there is little gain in burning at 52x, but quality often suffers. Many users restrict write speeds to 32x or even slower (depending on the purpose) independent from the media they are using.

Michael

thanks for the info. that’s what i get for trying to save a few $ and not copping Verbatim. i usually get Verbatim. i’ve also heard of Taio Yuden. looks like i’ll be copping some new media sooner than i thought…

thanks again…