WH10LS30K Dual Layer doesn't burn at full speed! Only 2.4X!

Hi,

New to the forum. I tried searching for issues with my WH10LS30K LG drive. I read that the BH10LS30K firmware works with my WH10LS30K drive. I updated it but my dual layers only burns at 2.4X max with IMGBurn. However, my 5 year old IDE Plextor drive can burn at 8X max no problem.

I have a Asus P6T SE motherboard if that helps at all. I tried checking the Bios for any type of settings but didn’t see anything significant.

Any suggest would be much appreciated. Thank you

Which blank disks are you using? We highly recommend Verbatim for DL disks, and the only alternative that I would use would be the Falcon/FTI DL blank dvds.

If the firmware of the drive limits the choice to 2.4x with your particular blank disks, then ImgBurn cannot force the drive to use a faster speed.

I’m sorry. I should’ve clarified.

Verbatim Dual Layers all the way!

Well, that was my best shot. I burn Verbatim DL at 4x all the time, and have successfully tested it in my older LG blu ray burner, the GGW-H20L, so this newer drive should be able to do so as well.

Best wait for mciahel or one of the other LG drive experts to chip in.

Anyone?

Please post the part of the ImgBurn logfile where the possible speeds and the speed settings are shown.
Example:

I 20:10:31 Destination Device: [4:8:0] HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22LP20 2.00 (R:) (SCSI)
I 20:10:31 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKF1) (Speeds: 4x; 8x; 12x; 16x)
I 20:10:31 Destination Media Sectors: 2.297.888
I 20:10:31 Write Mode: DVD
I 20:10:32 Write Type: DAO
I 20:10:32 Write Speed: 8x
I 20:10:32 Link Size: Auto
I 20:10:32 Lock Volume: Yes
I 20:10:32 Test Mode: No
I 20:10:32 OPC: No
I 20:10:32 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 20:10:32 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 11.080 KB/s (8x)

Michael

I 12:31:26 ImgBurn Version 2.5.2.0 started!
I 12:31:26 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7600)
I 12:31:26 Total Physical Memory: 6,282,360 KB - Available: 4,993,656 KB
W 12:31:26 AnyDVD can interfere with ImgBurn’s ability to verify accurately, please ensure it’s disabled!
I 12:31:26 Initialising SPTI…
I 12:31:26 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 12:31:26 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH10LS30 1.00 (F:) (ATA)
I 12:31:26 Found 1 BD-RE!
I 12:31:37 Operation Started!
I 12:31:37 Source File: D:\downloads\FIFA 11.dvd
I 12:31:37 Source File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:31:37 Source File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes
I 12:31:37 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 12:31:37 Source File Volume Set Identifier: ec67c000MS UDFBridge
I 12:31:37 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 12:31:37 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 12:31:37 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 12:31:37 Destination Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH10LS30 1.00 (F:) (ATA)
I 12:31:37 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 12:31:37 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824
I 12:31:37 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:31:37 Write Type: DAO
I 12:31:37 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:31:37 Link Size: Auto
I 12:31:37 Lock Volume: Yes
I 12:31:37 Test Mode: No
I 12:31:37 OPC: No
I 12:31:37 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:31:37 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)
I 12:31:37 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 12:31:37 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 12:31:37 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 12:31:58 Abort Request Acknowledged
I 12:32:08 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
E 12:32:08 Operation Aborted! - Duration: 00:00:31
I 12:32:08 Average Write Rate: N/A - Maximum Write Rate: N/A
I 12:32:12 Operation Started!
I 12:32:12 Source File: D:\downloads\FIFA 11.dvd
I 12:32:12 Source File Sectors: 3,827,488 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:32:12 Source File Size: 7,838,695,424 bytes
I 12:32:12 Source File Volume Identifier: DVD_ROM
I 12:32:12 Source File Volume Set Identifier: ec67c000MS UDFBridge
I 12:32:12 Source File Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.45 (12/06/2000 TM)
I 12:32:12 Source File Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF
I 12:32:12 Source File File System(s): ISO9660, UDF (1.50)
I 12:32:12 Destination Device: [5:0:0] HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH10LS30 1.00 (F:) (ATA)
I 12:32:12 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x)
I 12:32:12 Destination Media Sectors: 3,827,520
I 12:32:12 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:32:12 Write Type: DAO
I 12:32:12 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:32:12 Link Size: Auto
I 12:32:12 Lock Volume: Yes
I 12:32:12 Test Mode: No
I 12:32:12 OPC: No
I 12:32:12 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:32:12 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 3,324 KB/s (2.4x)
I 12:32:12 Book Type Setting: DVD-ROM
I 12:32:12 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,913,760
I 12:32:12 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: Copied From Original Disc
I 12:32:12 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!
I 12:32:12 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 12:32:13 Writing LeadIn…
I 12:32:14 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 12:32:14 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 3827487)
I 12:32:14 Writing Layer 0… (LBA: 0 - 1913759)

This line would have been enough:

I 12:31:37 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: MKM-001-00) (Speeds: 2.4x)
Okay. MKM001 IS 2.4x rated media. Overspeeding that media was not intended by the drive’s manufacturer. This is by design and nothing to be worried about.

Michael

unfortunately I have to close this thread because of this:

I 12:32:12 Source File: D:\downloads\FIFA 11.dvd
:cop:
You might please review the forum rules.