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Sony drive won't burn below 4x!!! please help!

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by Acoustic7, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Acoustic7

    Acoustic7 Member

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    I have tried everything I think. I have a sony DRU-710a. I have bought Verbatim, Fuji and maxell dvd-r's. All of them say they support 1-4x speed. When I try to burn anything, DVD Decrypter and Nero will only burn at 4x. I cannot chose anything else. On dvd decrypter it says 4x under supported write speeds and nothing else. I just bought this drive and this has been a problem ever since I installed it. There is no Firmware update for this drive. I wouldn't mind so much other then my Ps2 backups. I have searched the threads and people are only getting GTA San andreas to play properly when burning it at 1-2x. I am all out of ideas please help guys!! thanx
     
  2. Biosgain

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    Is this the only speed option you get with a blank disc in the drive, like it would give you the maximum speed only to burn at if there is no disc in the drive.
     
  3. wcampbell

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    Hey Biosgain!
    Buy the cheap noname blank dvd's , There speed is usually 1 to 2x. I'm using a 530 and a 710A , and my two hour movies are burning in 15min. using a 4x blank.
    So ya, the Sony's tend to give you max speed.
    Also I didn't like the newer nero software disc, so I use the older Veritas software that came with the sony 510A , it's more controlable, but I'm set to max burn. GOOD LUCK
     
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    Do you know where to get good 1-2x dvd-4 media ?
    I checked around and the only 1-2x I can find is Sonic dvd-r's....
     
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    ritek g04 should burn at 1-4x
     
  6. Acoustic7

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    I have a sony burner that auto sets the burn speed(that's what sony told me)therefore in order to burn at 1-2x, I need media that is 1-2x, not 1-4x
     
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    I have a sony 510A. Just a question, Why do you want or need to burn below 4X? I usually burn at 4X no problem but I am not an expert. What would be the advantage of burning below 4X?
    I use RecordNow that came with my sony drive and maxell media. I use to use memorex but got alot of coasters, no coasters using maxell so far after about 40 burns.
     
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    Nevermind, I see that you need to to burn under 4X for your Ps2 game to work. Sorry, I don't know anything about that but I checked my RecordNow burnner program that came with my Sony drive and it has an option for 1x and 2x. If you have that program I would try it.
     
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    As I said, using the older Veritas Software you can set the burn rate. But beware, it will not copy protected media.
     

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