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The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 6:56:05 AM   
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Hi everyone,

A lot of FAQ's and previous discussions on this, but no straight fix to my specific problem has been presented. So:

I'm trying to get my 40125W/WS03 + Nero 5.5.7.8 (I think) to successfully munch on Infiniti 99min CD-R's. My settings for Nero _are_ OK - but no luck. Seems I need to upgrade the f/w.

Anyone out there with the same drive who has upgraded the f/w and been able to use the Infiniti 99min blanks? What f/w are you using?

-S

P.S. Why Infiniti? - I got them cheap, a motherload of 'em. ;(

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 7:37:08 AM   
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Try Nero v5.5.9.0 and also upgrade to f/w revision vWS05 as this adds more media compatibility and may fix you prob.

Also you must enable overburning in Nero preferences --> Expert Features - and set the maximum capacity to 99.59.74 (msf).

When it promps when you click record, click "Write Overburn CD" (or something like that ).

That should fix, if not, try other media and see if they are working...

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 8:25:14 AM   
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The Nero version I am using supports overburning with the 40125W - overburning works just fine on all 80min blanks that I have tried.

All my Nero settings are correct - but with 99min blanks I get no chance to click on "Write Overburn CD", the drive just pukes out the blank and asks for a larger media.

I'll switch to the Newest Nero, although I could not find any documented improvement for overburning support for the 40125W.

40125W + Infiniti 99min users out there? What f/w are you running on?

-S
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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 8:42:32 AM   
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Just update f/w to what I told you...

All versions of Nero 5.5 support overburning. BUT YOU MUST ENABLE IT IN PREFERENCES FIRST!!!!

Burning an 80min CD is not overburning!!!

Run a CD Speed overburning test with the Infinity 99mins, to see if they are actually are 99min and the drive has no probs. It won't waste the CD, it does a simulate.

It will then give you the maximum overburning capacity for that media. You can't put more on, it won't fit.

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 8:55:46 AM   
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Hi Clint
You Say " Run a CD Speed overburning test with the Infinity 99mins, to see if they are actually are 99min and the drive has no probs. It won't waste the CD, it does a simulate."
Yes that is the first thing he should do I have come across some so called 99min CD's that have only been 80min CD's and they had been wrongly labeled 99min's !!!!

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 8:59:34 AM   
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quote:

Hi Clint
You Say " Run a CD Speed overburning test with the Infinity 99mins, to see if they are actually are 99min and the drive has no probs. It won't waste the CD, it does a simulate."
Yes that is the first thing he should do I have come across some so called 99min CD's that have only been 80min CD's and they had been wrongly labeled 99min's !!!!

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 9:34:36 AM   
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Clint,

Thanks for the speed test tip! :) :)

I agree, burning an 80min disc is not overburning, but burning 82:59 on it _is_ overburning. I have been successful with this - and yes, thus my Nero has overburning activated.

The problem is not overburning itself, but that Nero recognises the Infiniti 99min media as an 80min media.

I found web tests stating that burning up to 99:59 on Infiniti media has been successful.

I will do the f/w upgrade as soon as I can. I was just curious to know if someone has tested the Infiniti blanks with this drive, and if successful, what f/w they were using - like the 48125W versions instead of WS05 so I could go directly to 48X... ;)

Cheers,

-S


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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/18/2002 9:54:24 AM   
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quote:

Clint,

Thanks for the speed test tip! :) :)

I agree, burning an 80min disc is not overburning, but burning 82:59 on it _is_ overburning. I have been successful with this - and yes, thus my Nero has overburning activated.

The problem is not overburning itself, but that Nero recognises the Infiniti 99min media as an 80min media.

I found web tests stating that burning up to 99:59 on Infiniti media has been successful.

I will do the f/w upgrade as soon as I can. I was just curious to know if someone has tested the Infiniti blanks with this drive, and if successful, what f/w they were using - like the 48125W versions instead of WS05 so I could go directly to 48X... ;)

Cheers,

-S





No probs, only glad to help

Yes 82:59 is overburning, I didn't know what exactly you meant (or if you had enabled overburning at all).

Every burning program/drive will not recognise any media above 79:59"74 as being of higher capacity, simply because there is no such entry in the CD standards books, thus, thats why you must overburn to use the full extent of the 90, 99min CD-R.

I have 3 Lite-On's. LTR-32125W, LTR-40125W and LTR-48125W. But I do NOT have any 99 min media at all let alone Infinity ones , but I can tell you those 3 drives work well with my Akai 90min media without any problems.

Try OC it to a LTR-48125W, VS02 or VS06 f/w and see if it helps your case .

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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/19/2002 1:49:21 AM   
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Woo-hoo! Success at last! :)

I upgraded to Nero 5.5.9.0, and now 99min blanks work as they should. To be honest, I assume that reinstalling the old version could have worked as well. So, no f/w upgrade was necessary!

97min worth of data was an easy match at 32X, but 100:30min at 32X proved too much and I had my first-ever coaster with the 40125W. Have to try at lower speeds...

If anyone has experience on overburning to over 99min with the 40125W, I would appreciate your comments on track length, burn speed, media and f/w version used... thanks!

-S


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RE: The 40125W and 99min mayhem... - 7/19/2002 3:17:08 AM   
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I told you, right from the start the upgrade would work

I rest my case...

Glad to be of service, lol !!

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