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newbiesforever 04-20-2013 11:03 PM

surprised--my new DVD burner can burn at 4x
 
As far as I know, many (perhaps most) optical drives can no longer burn at such a slow speed as 4x; but I guess they can if optical drive manufacturers allow for it. My new DVD drive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846 ) can apparently burn at that speed; I selected 4x but didn't think it would work. I was first told (around eight years ago) to burn ISOs at 4x to avoid errors; more recently, I've heard Linux users downplay the need for that, but I err on the side of caution if possible.

frankbell 04-21-2013 08:16 PM

I usually burn at the default speed and almost never have problems and, when I do, they usually turn out to be bad blanks.

Optical hardware has improved a lot in eight years I've been burning CD/DVD discs. The quality of blanks, not so much, but they've gotten so cheap that I choose to live with the occasional bad blank.

H5X00R 04-21-2013 09:26 PM

I burn iso images at 16x with no issues.

SLW210 04-22-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4936101)
I usually burn at the default speed and almost never have problems and, when I do, they usually turn out to be bad blanks.

Optical hardware has improved a lot in eight years I've been burning CD/DVD discs. The quality of blanks, not so much, but they've gotten so cheap that I choose to live with the occasional bad blank.

That has been my experience, spend the money for quality blanks, even then you may have to chunk a few.


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