Unusual read speeds from AD-7260s displayed in Opti Drive Control

Hi All,

Purchased Opti Drive Control last night, and was doing some Dis Quality tests on Verbatim DVD+R DL 8x media burned at 4x using ImgBurn and an external Optiarc 7260S.

Under the Read Speed in Opti Drive Control (1.51), the options I’m given are 4.7x, 7.6x, and 11.4x. When using the demo version of Opti Drive Control, the Read Speed options for the same media were 6x and 8x, but I don’t remember which version the demo/trial was.

I checked the same test on Nero DiscSpeed, ver #.#.#.#, and it shows the read speed at 4x, 7x, and 11x.

The same disc, when read from the internal HP-AD-7701H in my HP laptop, shows Read Speeds of 6x and 8x in Opti Drive Control, and the same thing: 6x and 8x in DiscSpeed.

Any thoughts? Does this sound like a problem with my 7260S?

Apologies if I’m posting this in the wrong forum – not really sure where it belongs.



Any thoughts? Does this sound like a problem with my 7260S?
OptiArc drives may report odd speeds when the disc is not full.
If you insert a full DVD and press the refresh button next to the speed selector you should get ‘normal’ speeds which are typically 5x, 8x, 12x and 16x for OptiArc drives when a single layer DVD is inserted.

Thanks, Erik!