apchoo wrote:However, I burnt my first +R DL disc last night using a Verbatim 2.4X MKM-001 disc. I was surprised it burnt at 2.4X. The 1640 supposedly could burn at 8X. Can anyone confirm this is the case with their 1650/1655? My Pioneer 108 could burn the Verbatim at 4X so this is a step backwards for me! Should I have gone for the 1640 instead? Or should I wait for a new firmware release that would enable me to burn MKM-001 media at faster than 4X?
The 1650/1655 drives are limited to 2.4x for MKM-001. They both will burn the newer MKM-003 at 8x, however.
What you can do, though technically it voids your warranty, is run the firmware through MediaCodeSpeedEdit, where you can change the MKM-001 media to write at 8x. You can download it from their website:
Of course, your mileage may vary. Some MKM-001 media will not do as well at 8x than others will. I've had some that have scanned quite poorly, whereas others were fantastic.