Writer won't burn 8x emtec discs at higher speed than 2,4x

vbimport

#1

I’ve recently bought some emtec 8x +R discs
but my NEC 3500A writer (with now hacked 2.18 firmware by Liggy) will only burn them at 2,4x (the lowest speed)

I’ve gotten this info from disc identifier:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MJC-003-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [Not Available]
Manufacturer Name : [MJC Pte. Ltd. Singapore ]
Manufacturer ID : [MJC]
Media Type ID : [003]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,295,104 Sectors = 4,482.6MB = 4.38GB (4.70GB)]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x , 6x-8x]

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

and the media code seems to be very rare :confused:

anyone know of a (safe) way to burn these discs at a higher speed?
or a (safe :p) firmware that will work for these discs?


#2

I’d say post in the NEC forum and see if you and Liggy can help each other out – I don’t think many people have any of these discs at all, so you might have to be the guinea pig to try out some custom-built firmwares with various strategies for this media code. Once a good strategy is found, other people can benefit from it in a future Liggy firmware.

Hopefully you have access to a PI/PIF scanning drive so you can test which strategies work the best.

FWIW, the Benq 1620 can apparantly write this media at 12x.


#3

Are you sure DMA hasn’t been disabled?


#4

uhm yeah, guess i’ll try that.
don’t usually test my discs though, so i’ll need a little help on how to do that :stuck_out_tongue:

dma is enabled.