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Burning Slower than 4X with Plextor PX-716A?

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by turbo_vw, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. turbo_vw

    turbo_vw Member

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    I have tried 4 different media types including Verbatim and Ridata G04 2X/4X and the slowest I can select is 4x on all the media.

    Is it just the media I have tried or am I missing something in the drive settings?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. turbo_vw

    turbo_vw Member

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    Anyone?
     
  3. hawaii808

    hawaii808 Guest

    I can't help, because i wondering the same thing, but if you look at plextor website, it says some dvd-r 2x burn at 2x. Just a suggestion try a buy a disc that only burns a 1 or 2x
     
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    Thanks I will give the new firmware a try.
     
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  6. eric545

    eric545 Regular member

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    Your Plextor burner is fine. I have two PX-716SA's (one with firmware version 1.04 and one with 1.05). They will burn 8x DVD-R's at 16x and dual layer DVD+R's at 4x instead of the rated 2.4x. The reason the drive (or burning software) won't let you burn at 2x is because that would be a complete waste. I still have an 8x Pioneer A08 burner in my system and when using it, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 will let me burn at 2x. However; since using the Plextors for a couple of months now, I have no reservations about burning at 4x, which is the lowest speed that Roxio will let me burn DVD's while using one of the Plextors.
     
  7. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    I agree with Eric. I don't know why you would want to burn at a slower speed than 4x, but unless you want to get a round of golf in, while you are burning the disc, it is a waste.
     
  8. turbo_vw

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    I was having issues using my backed up ps2 games and the majority of people agree that burning at 2x would fix the issue.
     
  9. hawaii808

    hawaii808 Guest

    exactly
     

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