Sony DRU-530A problems burning 8X DVD-R discs at 8X

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#1

I have the Sony DRU-530A (firmware 2.1C) and I am using TDK retail discs that are rated at 8X.

I have tried Memorex 8X discs also.

This is the DVD Identifier Info on the TDK Discs.

This is very discouraging because you would think retail discs would hold up.
Some one please help. I am assuming someone else had this issue.


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TTG02]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [TDK Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [TTG02]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4,489.3MB = 4.38GB (4.71GB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2x , 4x]
[6x And Higher Might Not Always Be Detectable]

** WARNING : Some Drives Do Not Return The Entire ‘Media Code’-Block
When Dealing with Discs That Are Rated 6x And Higher.
** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 0Eh - Pre-Recorded Information In Lead-In
0000 : 01 40 c1 fd 9e d8 52 00 02 85 0d 0c 87 89 90 00 .@…R…
0010 : 03 54 54 47 30 32 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .TTG02…
0020 : 05 ba a3 22 32 20 02 00 06 09 0a 15 98 89 90 00 …"2 …
0030 : 07 88 80 00 00 00 00 00 08 05 15 0c 0e 09 04 00 …
0040 : 09 96 05 0b 0b 78 88 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 10 00 …x…
0050 : 0b 09 18 14 97 88 85 00 0c b8 9a b8 83 00 30 00 …0.
0060 : 0d 00 00 d0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]


#2

Not all recorders support all discs at their advertised speed. I have two burners, BTC1008 and Pioneer 108. Ritek Ridata G05 8x-r discs will record at only 4x on the BTC, but burn at 12x on the Pioneer. Try different media and get different results.


#3

Its very discouraging because I don’t know what media to get. I guess I will return these discs then.


#4

here is a link to what discs will burn at what speed:

http://www.accesstek.com.tw/_english/2_product/02_spec.php?hID=2


#5

Quick update:

I have both the DRU-530A and the Accesstek DD0401 drives. These are supposed to be the same, however, I have found that the Sony won’t burn my RICOHJPN 4X DVD+R disc’s at 8X but my DD0401 will.

Perhaps Sony decided not to allow the burner to exceed the rated speed of the disc.