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Old 04-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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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.
 
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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.
 
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I burn iso images at 16x with no issues.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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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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