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Cannot Select Drive's Max Cd-r Speed (emc 7.5, Creator Classic)


michaeltee

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Hi,

 

I have 3 external drives connected to my PC via firewire. Two of these drives (BenQ DW1655 and LG GSA-4166B) have a maximum CD-R buring speed of 48X which can be selected in the Creator Classic burn window. However my 3rd drive (Sony DRX-810UL, aka: DRU-810A) has a maximum speed of 40X but the fastest I can select is 32X. The UI "shows" 40X but this changes to 32X as soon as I insert blank media. This only seems to happens with Roxio. Other burning apps allow 40X on this drive with no problem. No question my CD-R media is rated at 52X so I can't understand why the 40X setting isn't avilable. Any comments appreciated :-)

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Roxio communicates with your drive to see the max speed that it will do a good burn. You should try to udpate the firmware for that Sony unit if you already haven't. Most people will not burn at max but at a little less than max. Unless you are making an awful lot of discs, the 32X to the 40X is not a lot of time difference compared to trying to assure that you have a good burn. This is really important for any video work.

The Sony site for finding the firmware updates is

http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/firmware.htm

Make sure that you select the correct firmware and that you follow the instructions exactly. Make sure you remove Roxio's Drag 2 Disc and any other packet writing programs now on your computer. (This is in your instructions but they don't mention D2D)

 

Hi,

I have 3 external drives connected to my PC via firewire. Two of these drives (BenQ DW1655 and LG GSA-4166B) have a maximum CD-R buring speed of 48X which can be selected in the Creator Classic burn window. However my 3rd drive (Sony DRX-810UL, aka: DRU-810A) has a maximum speed of 40X but the fastest I can select is 32X. The UI "shows" 40X but this changes to 32X as soon as I insert blank media. This only seems to happens with Roxio. Other burning apps allow 40X on this drive with no problem. No question my CD-R media is rated at 52X so I can't understand why the 40X setting isn't avilable. Any comments appreciated :-)

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Roxio communicates with your drive to see the max speed that it will do a good burn. You should try to udpate the firmware for that Sony unit if you already haven't. Most people will not burn at max but at a little less than max. Unless you are making an awful lot of discs, the 32X to the 40X is not a lot of time difference compared to trying to assure that you have a good burn.

Thanks for the quick reply sknis. Since switching my drives from USB2 to firewire 400 I've seen a dramatic improvement in burn quality at max speed with both DVD-R and CD-R but your point is well taken. Even though my CD-DVD Speed quality scans have been excellent I often knock my burning speed down a notch or two just to play it safe. As for firmware, I'm using the latest version.

 

I was concerned that something was wrong but from what you've said, when EMC probes the firmware it's receiving the intended response, 32X in this case.

 

Thanks again :-)

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