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Postby music_lover on Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:09 am

Hi there
Idd rather get on with my prob for now
well the thing is i bought this Samsung SW 248Fi.e 48x24x48x writer
a week ago .I flashed it with the latest upgrade
the problem is that when i dont have a cd in it Nero shows the drive writting speed as 48x but when i pop in a cd r in it nero shows the writting speed to 40x is it a problem or is this drive ok .I use the Princo cd 48x one and i flashed it thru the samsung official site the latest one i.e R 603 Please help me out
Thanks
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Postby cfitz on Tue Feb 04, 2003 4:01 pm

Try some other good quality media like Taiyo Yuden. There is a good chance that what you are seeing is simply normal operation of the Samsung drive's JustSpeed technology. It may be limiting the burn speed of the Princo to improve burn quality.

There are a number of examples of other drives limiting the burn speed on Princo discs to below the rated speed in the media compatibility thread:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6005

And here are more detailed experiences of some people:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=5569

I guess Princo discs aren't the best quality. :(

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Postby Bhairav on Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:19 am

music_lover:
Good advice, as usual, from Cfitz. Try getting some other media , although those Princos seem to burn just fine in my Lite-On 52246S.

Cfitz;
Hey. Those Princos are not ALL bad... most of the time they give me good burns on the 52246S, with a very low C1/C2 count. I dunno, maybe some people have been getting bad batches?
Atleast of all the media available here in India (which mainly consists of low-grade Chinese knockoff media!) Princos seem to be among the best (which is not saying much :wink: )!
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Postby Guzo on Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:10 am

princo is good at first.

but it is very sensitive (temp, sun, scratches)
and it reflexive layer weakens after some period, 6 months is usual.

they cos .35$ if you buy 100pcs piece so they are very cheap :-)
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Postby cfitz on Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:26 am

bhairavp wrote:Cfitz;
Hey. Those Princos are not ALL bad... most of the time they give me good burns on the 52246S, with a very low C1/C2 count. I dunno, maybe some people have been getting bad batches?

Although I would be interested in doing so, I've never actually tried a Princo disc (they don't seem to be common in the U.S. and I've read Philips won an injunction against their distribution in Europe), so I have to rely on the reports of others. It may be that Princo discs are like CMC discs: inconsistent quality. Some batches/grades work fine, others are poor quality.

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