diskdocx wrote:When you say unless limited to 1x or 2x, I assume you mean unless the burner being used cannot exceed these speeds (as was the case with my old Sony DRU500a)?
No- actually I mean the limit in the firmware. The DRU500a will have different burning strategies implemented. Usually it's old media
that is limited to 1x or 2x in newer drives.
diskdocx wrote:So with 8x media, I should be able to choose either 4x or 8x (I will need to get more 8x media to verify this)?
Yes. Normally you should have a 6x option as well.
diskdocx wrote:When the drive lists speeds for DVD-r from 1x-12x, that means it will burn old media which is 1 or 2x speed, but you're saying that for 4x media and up, the minimum speed on this burner is 4x, correct?
Pretty well, yes.
I'm basing my statements on the information in the firmware as reported by Omnipatcher. These are the speeds reported by Nero and other burning or diagnostic software (CD-DVD-Speed, KProbe2 or DVD Identifier).
If you want it, I can mail/PM you the Omnipatcher media code report for the BY02 firmware (BY01 has fewer media codes and differs in the max. speed for some newer media types). It's ca. 300 lines long and posting it isn't really of general interest because anyone can generate it using the codeguys' tools.