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8x dvd-rs on 8x burner will only burn at 4x

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by medialife, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. medialife

    medialife Member

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    I just bought some Ritek G05 8x dvd-rs, and I have a Plextor 708A, which is supposed to be an 8x burner. However, when I try to use the 8x dvd-rs, Nero will only let me set the max speed to 4x. Even if I do the "find fastest possible burning speed" setting thing, it still burns at 4x. Is there any way to change this?
     
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Check your version of Nero and see if you have the newest version. You may need the upgrade.

    Jerry
     
  3. saugmon

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    Hey media life, i have been researching for my next burner. The plextor 708a i looked at yesterday on ebay stated the specs were 8x on +r, 4x on +rw. For - formats. Only 4x on -r and 2x on rw's. I get a lot of good info off of ebay and i just looked it up again. I don't know why - formats are slower than + but this may help you out. Later
     
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    Well medialife, there is your answer. It seems you can only burn -R media at 4X max. I guess it helps to read the drive specs. I just checked this site and it says the same thing.

    http://www.videohelp.com.

    Jerry
     
  5. saugmon

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    hi again media life, How do you like that burner? Would you recommend it?
     
  6. medialife

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    Saugman,

    I've burned 400+ dvds and haven't had a bad burn (to my knowledge... haven't actually watched ALL of the dvds yet). But it's still producing good burns after a year. If you can get it for cheap, go for it. It's an older model, so you could probably find it for cheap, though I wouldn't recommend buying a used one. There's a new one that has a 12x rating, though it's probably dvd+r, and you can get that one for $100. Plextor seems to have a reputation for making great drives, so I'm sure either model would work.
     
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    @saugmon

    I've been using my 708A for a little over a year now with absolutely no problems or complaints. Top quality and top performance is why Plextors are the only burners I'll buy :)
     
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    Thanx for the info, medialife and Nephilim. I will put this brand on my (A) christmas wish list. I am in no hurry for it so I will try to find a bargain on the plextors. Later
     

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