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Old 30 Apr 2006, 02:54 AM   #1
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I have a question,

I just recently started to use ImgBurn
and I am using NEC 3550 to burn with curently Verbatim 8X DVD+R media

however Imgburnis reporting burn speeds of 12X?

This is the 2nd time ImgBurn has reported write speeds higher than the media says. Is this normal , what is happening?

I checked the 1st DVD and it seemed fine (I forgot to set verify.....)
anyhoo here is the log form the second burn.

what do u all think?


I 12:27:37 ImgBurn Version 1.3.0.0 started!
I 12:27:37 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600 : Service Pack 2)
I 12:27:37 Initialising SPTI...
I 12:27:37 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 12:27:37 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD▒RW!
I 12:27:38 Operation Started!
I 12:27:38 Source File: C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\JOEY\MY DOCUMENTS\MY DVDS\ALIEN_RESURRECTION_DISC1.ISO
I 12:27:38 Source File Sectors: 2,285,873 (MODE1/2048)
I 12:27:38 Source File Size: 4,681,467,904 bytes
I 12:27:38 Source File Volume Identifier: ALIEN_RESURRECTION_DISC1
I 12:27:38 Source File Implementation Identifier: DVD Shrink
I 12:27:38 Source File UDF Revision: 1.02
I 12:27:38 Destination Device: [1:0:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A 1.Y6 (D (ATA)
I 12:27:38 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: MCC-003-00) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x)
I 12:27:38 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 12:27:38 Write Mode: DVD
I 12:27:38 Write Type: DAO
I 12:27:38 Write Speed: MAX
I 12:27:38 Link Size: Auto
I 12:27:38 Test Mode: No
I 12:27:38 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 12:27:38 Filling Buffer...
I 12:27:39 Writing LeadIn...
I 12:28:03 Writing Image...
I 12:34:04 Synchronising Cache...
I 12:34:05 Closing Track...
I 12:34:19 Finalising Disc...
I 12:34:36 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:06:57
I 12:34:36 Average Write Rate: 12,664 KB/s (9.1x) - Maximum Write Rate: 17,433 KB/s (12.6x)
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Old 30 Apr 2006, 03:32 AM   #2
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It is your firmware doing this. I have same drive and firmware. Verbatims 8X are such good media that Liggy's and Dee's will allow burning at 12X (overburning). You have to set your speed in ImgBurn!
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Yeah - you got write speed MAX. Those blanks can write 12X with the correct firmware. Set the speed manually as Gary says.

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Related question,

I have Image Burn set at 4x but it burns at just over 6x.

Decrypter did the same thing.

Is this normal?

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If you have a liteon or one of it's rebadges(sony?) some media can be only burned at 6x or higher
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It would be a Lite-On.

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