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DVD speed confusion

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by Thunder97, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Thunder97

    Thunder97 Member

    Jun 19, 2007
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    Hi, I am new here... I am in need to buy a DVD burner that burns DVD-R at 16X.

    I have taken this extract from the website that sells DVD burners:
    LG GSA-H55N IDE Black 20X DVD-Writer W/SecurDisc 20xDVD+R/-R 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 12xDVD-RAM 10xDVD+/-R9 DL 48xCD-R 32xCD-RW W/Software OEM

    OK so this DVD burner does all that. So what's the difference between DVD-Writer 20x and DVD+R/-R 8x?
    Will I be able to burn a DVD-R at 16x? Either way, what is the difference between DVD Writer and DVD+R/-R??

    Thank you
  2. aabbccdd

    aabbccdd Guest

    if you by 16x media you will. BUT burning at 16x isn't recommend i and many others in the know burn at 8x max.

  3. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

    Feb 20, 2006
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    >> Dvd Drive Buying Guide <<

    Anyway, as aabbccdd said, it is reccomended that you burn your media @ half the rated speed. So, 16x = burn at 8x.
    Also bear in mind that burning too slowly can cause errors too.

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