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Old 08-16-05, 05:22 PM
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Difference between 16x and 8x dvd-rs?

What is the difference? is it a slower speed. My dvd burner will burn disc up to 16x.
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Maximum Speed Rate for the media. Since your Burner is capable of 16X, you can use blank media rated up to 16x. I tend to burn at slower rates that my burner is capable of....

FYI-The "X" means 150kb/second. Therefore 16 x 150=2400/kb /seconds burn rate, roughly
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Or you can hack your firmware and burn 8x media at 16x speed.
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Originally Posted by BigPete
Or you can hack your firmware and burn 8x media at 16x speed.
Eh, I can wait the extra 4 min.
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16x burning speed doesn't burn anywhere near twice as fast as 8x. The drive speeds up as it burns the disc and very little burns at full speed.
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
I tend to burn at slower rates that my burner is capable of....
What is the benefit of doing that? Does it prevent errors?
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Am I the only one not that concerned with speed? And yes, I have slowed things down to try and reduce errors (don't know if the perceived improvement is just anecdotal).

Normally it's like...

Several hours of encoding, 6 minutes of burning.
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Originally Posted by yashan
What is the benefit of doing that? Does it prevent errors?
Maybe on slower machines, but with DVD-Video's I like to be a little safer than have a coaster. Maybe a paranoia. Waiting a couple of extra minutes doesn't bother me. I have some good media Dynex (RITEK...R03.8) and had a few coasters in the first bundle. Sometimes, the burn would fail at ~24% into the burn process.Sometimes durning the lead-in it would fail. I could re-use the same disk later on(lead-in failure) and it would burn. That trusty "Power Calibration" error would be the culprit. I finally have reliable burns after some trial and error. Brand new NEC ND-3520A.
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Maybe on slower machines, but with DVD-Video's I like to be a little safer than have a coaster. Maybe a paranoia. Waiting a couple of extra minutes doesn't bother me. I have some good media Dynex (RITEK...R03.8) and had a few coasters in the first bundle. Sometimes, the burn would fail at ~24% into the burn process.Sometimes durning the lead-in it would fail. I could re-use the same disk later on(lead-in failure) and it would burn. That trusty "Power Calibration" error would be the culprit. I finally have reliable burns after some trial and error. Brand new NEC ND-3520A.

So, say you burn at 4x. Do you buy only 4x media or discs rates with higher burn speed capablities? Does that make a difference too? I suppose the 4x only media would be cheaper but perhaps it is also older? Thanks for the information.
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is it just me or do you never get coasters. of the hundreds of dvd-rs i've burned i've had one fail due to a system lock up. always burn them at 8x (full speed) while multitasking and never a problem. same with cd-rs.
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Originally Posted by sureAV421
is it just me or do you never get coasters. of the hundreds of dvd-rs i've burned i've had one fail due to a system lock up. always burn them at 8x (full speed) while multitasking and never a problem. same with cd-rs.
You must use good media, have a good burner and a solid DVD player.

Last year, I had a very good Pioneer burner and a brand new compatible DVD player and experienced endless problems with cheap media. I honestly had about an 80-90% coaster rate. Since deciding to spend a few bucks and get Taiyo Yuden -Rs, I've had one or two bads out of maybe 100 burned discs.

Burning DVDs seems to be a fairly immature process at this point. You still need to do some trial and error to get everything to work properly.

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