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Cendyne CDICD00173/Liteon LTR-52246S Slow CD-RW Writes

Postby 2aussies on Mon Mar 03, 2003 9:22 am

My new drive will only record to 16X high-speed certified Memorex CD-RW's at 4x. I updated the Flash BIOS to the latest R526SOC dated 1/27/03 on Lite-on's website. I am using Roxio EZ CD Creator 5.1.154.

It works great and fast with CD-R's, but the CD-RW writes are slow ! Can anyone suggest a soultion ?

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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 03, 2003 9:39 am

Don't use Memorex CD-RW media. It is junk:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 9476#49476
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 5698#45698
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=9290

On the other hand, people have reported good success with the Verbatim 24x CD-RW media. You can find it for sale all over the place. Just do a search on Google:

5 pack - Verbatim 94458
10 pack - Verbatim 94457

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Postby ZiggyXIV on Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:06 pm

On a similar note, I've got a stumper... (And I appologize if this has been asked before, but I didn't see anything on it, and I'm a bit new around here)
The drive claims to be 52x24x52x, right? But when I go to the speed selection dialogue in any of 3 burning programs, the highest option for CDRs is 40x, and more concerning, the only option for CD-RWs is 2x?!?!?
Any idea what might be causing this? Granted, the discs I've tried are't the best in the world, but I would think they'd be able to go higher than 2x.
thanks
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Postby cfitz on Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:09 pm

What discs, exactly, are you using? And what speeds are they rated at?

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Postby ZiggyXIV on Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:35 am

Mostly some older Memorex, but I've tried a handfull of others as well... I don't expect them to go to teh full 24x, but they are rated to at least 8.
What brands work reasonably well? Like I said, I've had no problem with CDRs (I'm working through a generic 100pack I got when I had my 8 speed, and they seem to work fine up to 40x), just CD-RWs.
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Postby MediumRare on Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:02 am

ZiggyXIV wrote:What brands work reasonably well? Like I said, I've had no problem with CDRs (I'm working through a generic 100pack I got when I had my 8 speed, and they seem to work fine up to 40x), just CD-RWs.
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You can't go wrong with the Verbatim UltraSpeeds. Only drawback is they're just 74 min / 650 MiBytes.

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Postby cfitz on Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:21 am

And Memorex CD-RW media is poor quality. There are a number of threads around here discussing that and showing examples.

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