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Solved: What speed is my CD writer?

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  1. 4dsmom

    4dsmom Thread Starter

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    I have an HP Cd writer series 9500. Although I have all the manuals, I can not find what speed it writes at. After having it for 5 years I want to buy some re-writable discs. They ask me what speed my drive writes. How can I find this out? Went to HP site to search, with no luck. Tried to email them and they want serial#. Sorry but I am not ripping the drive out to find out. Any one know the answer to this question ? :confused:
     
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    Thanks John. Downloaded this tool and it only tells me it has a read speed of 48x. Write speed is NA. So I still don't know what speed discs need. I have only ever bought recordable discs in past and have had no problems with them. A little late on my part but I just checked my recordable discs and they are 12x, so I assume I would use the same for rewritable. Am I right?
     
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    If it tells you the write speed is N/A, it's not a CD writer! :D

    Did you try checking the speed with a CD-RW in the drive? Here's what I see with no disk in the drive, this is a DVD DL burner.
     

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    sorry I did not read scan information thoroughly. I did not notice dropdown at top of page. I was reading info for my cd drive. Dropdown listed my cd-r drive. It is 12x. Thank you so much for your help.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted out. I forgot to mention the dropdown. :D
     
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    To be more specific:

    Write: Up to 8x (CD-RW)

    Write: Up to 12x (CDR)

    Read: Up to 32x (CDR)

    Read: Up to 20x (CD-RW)

    From HP's site :D
     
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