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The ULANSeN 7-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express Expansion Card

The ULANSeN 7-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express Expansion Card

Hi everyone, Today, we will see the ULANSeN 7-Port USB 3.0 PCI-Express Expansion Card. This is a USB 3.0 PCI Express Expansion Card that provides us with up to 7 USB 3.0 port, of which 2 are USB-C. This card is also a PCI Express x1 card, so it will fit on any PCI Express slot you may have available. I got this card because I was having some issues with the integrated AMD USB 3.0 ports where my devices…

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Burning the SmartBuy DVD+R DL 8.5GB disc in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive

Burning the SmartBuy DVD+R DL 8.5GB disc in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how well a SmartBuy DVD+R DL disc burns in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive: This unit supports burning these discs at a speed of 3x, 4x and 6x. This post will focus on a disc burned at 6x. Burning the disc seemed to have gone well until it switched to the 2nd disc layer: Unfortunately, the drive could not burn this disc successfully. I retried it and it seems this time it worked: This drive…

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Burning a Windows ISO to a DVD+R disc from PlexDisc using the Pioneer DVR-XD09 drive

Burning a Windows ISO to a DVD+R disc from PlexDisc using the Pioneer DVR-XD09 drive

So, now that we have successfully downloaded the Windows UUP files, created the ISO image, and optionally patched the Windows 11 ISO, now it’s time to burn it to a DVD. While today most people prefer to make a bootable USB drive, burning the image to a DVD have the advantage of archiving it for later use, while a USB drive may be formatted later for additional use. I always prefer to burn the images to disc because they provide…

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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the HP version of the LG GT80N

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the HP version of the LG GT80N

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll see how well the PlexDisc DVD+R discs burns in the HP version of the LG GT80N optical drive: We will be using ImgBurn to perform the writing and verification. It reports the media code to be OPTODISC-R16-00 and supports writing at 4x and 8x. We will be burning it at 8x: The drive burned the disc using a CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) strategy, starting at about 3.3x and gradually going up until reaching 8x: The disc…

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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc in the LG GP96YB70 optical drive

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc in the LG GP96YB70 optical drive

Hi everyone, Today, we will be burning a PlexDisc DVD+R disc in the LG GP96YB70 external slim drive: This drive supports burning these discs at 4x and 8x. We will be burning it at 8x: This unit supports setting the DVD+R Book Type to DVD-ROM. This is useful as this can improve the disc compatibility with older drives: The drive was able to burn the disc successfully: And verified it correctly: The drive burns the disc in Constant Angular Velocity…

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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive with the 1.02 firmware – Part 2

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive with the 1.02 firmware – Part 2

Hi everyone, Today, we will be attempting again to burn a PlexDisc DVD+R disc in the LG BP50NB40 crossflashed to the BP60NB10 firmware 1.02. This time, we will burn the disc at a speed of 2.4x, the slowest and only speed it allows us to use besides the 8x speed we used before: As we can see, the drive only supports either burning the disc at 2.4x or 8x. We will use the 2.4x: The burning process was successful, but…

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The Samsung SE-506 External Blu-Ray Writer

The Samsung SE-506 External Blu-Ray Writer

Hi everyone, Today, we will see the Samsung SE-506 optical drive: This is an External Blu-Ray Writer that can burn CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray XL media. I could not find a data sheet with the supported write speeds. This drive is already discontinued. ImgBurn reports that the drive can read and burn all of the popular disc types: This drive is a standard slim tray-loading device: It uses a Micro USB connector: Here, we can see the optical mechanism:…

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The Pioneer DVR-XD09 External DVD Writer

The Pioneer DVR-XD09 External DVD Writer

Hi everyone, Today, we will see the Pioneer DVR-XD09 optical drive: This is an External DVD Writer that can burn the following media: CD-R and CD-RW at up to 24x DVD+/-R and DVD+/-RW at up to 8x DVD+/-R DL at up to 6x DVD-RAM at up to 5x. ImgBurn reports that the drive cannot read and burn DVD-RAM, but it also has an issue where it cannot retrieve the buffer size. It also states it does not support Layer Jump…

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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive with the 1.02 firmware

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive with the 1.02 firmware

Hi everyone, Today, we will be burning a PlexDisc DVD+R disc in the LG BP50NB40 crossflashed to the BP60NB10 firmware 1.02: We will be using ImgBurn to perform the burning and verification process. This drive reports to be able to burn these discs at 2.4x and 8x. We will be burning them at 8x: The burning process was successful, and it burnt in CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) mode starting at 3.3x and going all the way up to 8x: The…

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Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive

Burning the PlexDisc DVD+R Disc on the LG BP60NB10 optical drive

Hi everyone, Today, we will be burning a PlexDisc DVD+R disc in the LG BP50NB40 crossflashed to the BP60NB10 firmware v1.00: We will be using ImgBurn to perform the burning and verification process. This drive seems to be able to burn these discs at 2.4x and 8x. We will be burning them at 8x: The burning process was successful, and it burnt in CAV (Constant Angular Velocity) mode starting at 3.3x and going all the way up to 8x: Unfortunately,…

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