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DVD Drive Read/Write Speed Problem

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by tah2002, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. tah2002

    tah2002 Thread Starter

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    My DVD burner isn't up to par. I have a Toshiba Satellite M45 notebook and I looked up the statistics; The drive is supposed to have 8x read/write capabilities but my software merely writes and burns at 2.x times.... why?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    When a disc is inserted, the burner does a trial burn to a special test area to determine the useable speed of that disk in that drive.

    Different brands of media suit different burners.

    Only a few burn at the recommended maximum speed of the drive, in my experience (but that can depend on the drive to a large extent).

    Change the media brand and the results may change.
     
  3. tah2002

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    Looks like I'll have to keep trying then, because this is my second brand of dvd's... I also heard a lot of ram helps... is that true?
     
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