Hey, figure you guys could throw me a tip here. Been useful so far…
So I have three DVD burners - a Pioneer DVR-K16 slim drive, a GENERIC DVD RW 8XMax (yep, I still have that relic, a OptoRite OEM), and a TDK DVDRW1280B (OEM Lite-On SOHW-1213S). The GENERIC crapper is worthless… the Pioneer burns at 8x but only at the outer circle of the disc (Z-CLV), and the TDK doesn’t have this disc type in its firmware so it only burns at 4x, if it burns at all. It even has trouble spinning up these darn discs.
I bought a spindle of 50 of these things - I’m still trying to understand the dark art of buying media - and I’m sure not buying another until I get rid of these. But what I don’t want to do is burn through a whole spindle of these things and have them all be bad burns that’ll be unreadable in a month. I saw a scan of someone testing these ProdiscF02’s (Maxell branded; mine are Memorex) and the results were “impressive”. Mine weren’t so much.
Is there a good way to swap strategies on the TDK drive with OmniPatcher? Should I simply rename the ProdiscF01 strategy (which, by default, permits 8x)? Anyone got any advice there?