Originally posted by pchilson
[B]I wonder why 8x DVD Writers are firmware programmed to write with Z-CLV instead of CAV or even a straight burn at 8X?
A lot of media has the highest error rates at the lower burn speeds and gets better as the speed increases.
Looking at this kprobe scan, if it burnt at 8x all the way through it would be far better looking than it is.
CAV is a lot harder to do and requires some pretty smart software. That's why CD writers were Z-CLV to start with. At the moment manufactures can sell more drives by boasting faster speeds then they can from better writes and CAV.
It will happen eventually, but not in the near future.