I have not burnt any media at X8 before, but i have now. I have burnt 2 Verbatim Pastel TY X8 discs, each disc was from a different packet. The second one i burnt with alcohol ver.1.9.5 it started of slow,did'nt start to burn anything for about 1 minute,then it started to burn at X6 at around 9% it seemed to stop dropping to X0.8 it then started up again after about 30 - 60 seconds and went to X8. After burning the program said it took 9m 19s and had a avarage speed of 5.9X, is this normal ?. Now the 109 reads it fine but for some reason my toshiba m1612 wont, well it will play the disc but when i try and run a benchmark in cd/dvdspeed ver.4.01 it starts to spin up gets to 3 seconds left of the pre spin up and then give me a unrecovered read error message, when i run a scan disc i get damage and bad sectors, dvdinfopro also gets these damage sectors. Ive never had this happen on a X4 burnt disc.
I got the same when i burnt a iso with dvd decrypter, although that does'nt say the avg speed or time taken. Didnt get as meny damaged or bad sectors but they was still there.
Any ideas ??? my has never done this on any discs before.
109 firmware is 1.57