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Dark ring on disk

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by tvlover, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. tvlover

    tvlover Member

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    Hello
    I've burnt 100's of dvd's with complete success, but lately a dark ring will show up on the disk at different locations, and the dvd will freeze when you play it, when it gets to that point.
    I have a plextor 712A burner, i use Ridata 8x dvd-r media.
    Not every burn does this, but i would say every fifth or so.
    Is it bad media, or is my burner slowly dying.It is only 10 months old, and has burnt @ 250 dvd's
     
  2. wolfniggr

    wolfniggr Regular member

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    Are you burning those Ridatas at top speed?
     
  3. Unjust2u

    Unjust2u Regular member

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    That brings up a good question ? About how long or how many burns do you get out of a decent dvd burner ??
     
  4. wolfniggr

    wolfniggr Regular member

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    You get a hell of a lot more out of it if you have a seperate dvd drive to read and one to burn. I had over 600 dvd burns and well over 1000 cd burns with my first burner. I only replaced it and my dvd rom because I couldn't pass up the price of the 16x dual layer burner I saw. I ended up buying 2. A buddy of mine is still using my old drives without problems. He's had them for close to a year now.
     
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  5. tvlover

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    Burning at 8X speed
     
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    I had the same problem when my burns were to fast. Slow down the burn.
     
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    wolfniggr Regular member

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    Pony's right, try 4x or even 2.4x. Your media and/or your burner may have issues with high speed burning.
     
  8. tvlover

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    thanks
    that's what i'll do
     

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