How do you force 4x burning on Verbatim DL media

Discussion in 'CloneCD' started by nododo, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. nododo

    nododo Member

    I'm using the following:

    CloneCD 5.3.01
    Sony DRU 830A (S22 firmware)
    Verbatim DL +R (95310 Singapore) advertised as 2.4x-8x

    I set cloneCD to burn at 4x but as soon as it begins writing the image, it quickly reverts back to 2.4x. I got the impression from one of WebSlinger's threads that 4x was possible and apparently robust. How do you do it?

  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That might be a limitation of your drive's firmware; I'm not sure. Keep in mind Clonecd shows the actual write speed while burning--and not just what you selected.

    You should take a look at you Clonecd log and see what write speed you selected. (Tools-->Log)

    Using one of my burners, a Plextor PX-760, in this case, and the same media, when I select 4x, it does say in the Clonecd log that the write speed is set to 4x, and my burn speed about halfway through is showing about 5300-5500 kB/s, which is consistent with a 4x write speed for that burner.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  3. nododo

    nododo Member

    I checked and the average burn speed is 3320 kB/s or roughly 40mins per disc. That's alright, though, I can live with that, considering the output is very reliable. Thanks for looking into it.
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Normally, I would suggesting trying faster burn speeds or trying different firmwares, but Verbatim + R dl media is very pricey stuff to be testing different methods on.

    Maybe James or someone else will have a better answer than the one I have provided, which, I realize doesn't amount to much more than something like, "Well, it worked for me." Not a very satisfying response, I know . . .

  5. Bunnyrip2

    Bunnyrip2 Well-Known Member

    Verbatim Dual Layer

    I have used quite a few Verbatim Dual Layer (DVD+R DL) I can tell you for sure this much: No matter what the media says the speed is "Up to". Your burner and firmware determines how fast the Burner will support on any given brand & type media. I find it useful to use Nero Info Tool, insert a blank disc in your "burner". cancel autorun, open Nero Info tool, take a look in your burner model at look at the disc, it will tell you the coding, and it will tell you "supported burn speeds". I would not try and force a higher burn speed than the burner supports. Example: I have a GSA-4167B LG Burner, it Will support 6x burning on the newer Verbatim DVD+R DL media. However, I have played with it and it does best @4x. A lot of burners will do best at 2.4x. Slower can be better. A Full, Dual Layer Back-Up can be time consuming for sure, but these discs are a little pricy still to make coasters with. My sound advice is, if you are not sure what speed, try 2.4x to be safe. That is, If you have a burner that suports this newer media.
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Excellent point! :agree: