Write Speed Miscompare

vbimport

#1

Hi. Have a problem with IMGBURN that has just started happening. I have two burners in my PC. And i like to queue them up and then alternate which the drive, so when the burn is finished on the first drive, the next job starts in the second drive.

But i’m now getting this message when it comes to burning on the second drive.

“I 23:04:22 Destination Media Type: DVD-R (Disc ID: RITEKF1) (Speeds: 4x)”

“W 23:04:23 Write Speed Miscompare! - Wanted: 11,080 KB/s (8x), Got: 5,540 KB/s (4x)”

So IMGBURN is saying that the exact same media i just used to burn in the first drive at 8X is now only capable of doing 4X?

And help with this problem and what might be causing it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


#2

Hi,

your second drive is different drive hardware?

In that case, nothing seems to be wrong. This drive supports only 4x for that particular blank media, according to the log snippet you posted.

Michael


#3

Hi, thanks for reply.

Yes they are two different manufacturers alright. I didn’t think that would make any difference though? I’m able to burn at higher speeds than 4X on the second drive using different media.

Anyway, just to compare, these are the two different information tabs for each drive with the media inserted.

Manufacturer ID: RITEKF1

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,495,103
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Performance (Write Speed):
Descriptor 1…
-> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 2298495 (0x0023127F)
-> RS: 9,168 KB/s (6.8x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)
Descriptor 2…
-> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 2298495 (0x0023127F)
-> RS: 9,168 KB/s (6.8x) - WS: 11,079 KB/s (8x)
Descriptor 3…
-> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 2298495 (0x0023127F)
-> RS: 9,168 KB/s (6.8x) - WS: 11,080 KB/s (8x)
Descriptor 4…
-> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 2298495 (0x0023127F)
-> RS: 9,168 KB/s (6.8x) - WS: 22,159 KB/s (16x)
Descriptor 5…
-> B0: 0x02, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 2298495 (0x0023127F)
-> RS: 9,168 KB/s (6.8x) - WS: 22,160 KB/s (16x)

HL-DT-ST DVD±RW GWA4164B E113 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD-R

Disc Information:
Status: Empty
Erasable: No
Free Sectors: 2,297,904
Free Space: 4,706,107,392 bytes
Free Time: 510:40:54 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 4x

Pre-recorded Information:
Manufacturer ID: RITEKF1

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: 0@P-!-00
Book Type: DVD-R
Part Version: 5
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 1
Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP)
Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 2,495,103
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0

Performance (Write Speed):
Descriptor 1…
-> B0: 0x00, B1: 0x00, B2: 0x00, B3: 0x00
-> EL: 0 (0x00000000)
-> RS: 13,850 KB/s (10x) - WS: 5,540 KB/s (4x)

What would be causing that? Is it a matter of the first drive being the primary one?


#4

Supported Write Speeds: 4x
says it all.


#5

Hi,[QUOTE=thedudeabides;2497603]
Yes they are two different manufacturers alright. I didn’t think that would make any difference though?[/quote]Yes, that makes a difference. A huge one.

I’m able to burn at higher speeds than 4X on the second drive using different media.
Perhaps. But this drive supports these Ritek F1 at 4x only.

What would be causing that? Is it a matter of the first drive being the primary one?
Different drives (no idea what your first one is) handle blank media differently. With updated firmware, media support might improve, but a drive model A will treat the same media in a different manner than a drive model B.
This is (normally) unrelated to the position of the individual drive on the cable.

Michael


#6

Thanks Michael.