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toshiba odd-dvd sd-r6252 speed???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by babymeena, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. babymeena

    babymeena Thread Starter

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    Hi, guys. I have the above DVD+R/RW & CD-RW combo drive on my laptop. Now I want to buy some blank disks for it but want to find out what the writing speeds are for DVD & CD writing. I can't figure out how to access that.
    Also if my DVD+R writing speed is only 2.4, does it help to buy X8 disks or should I stick with cheaper X2.4 disks. Same question goes for blank CDs.
    I've encountered comments about this drive not recognizing certain brands of disks. I've yet to try burning so I don't know for myself. However I already bought Phillips X2.4 disks. I wonder if I should exchange that for Ridata DVD+R 4x because I found it on sale today. Does brand really matter???
    Any help would be real nice~~~!
    Thanks.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Its not a true Toshiba drive, its used by OEM manufacturers(most HP/Compaq) for their laptops. I also know many people have trouble with this drive - as in its pretty much crap. If you actually get it burn and read DVD's succesfully it will be rare from what I have heard.

    If you look up the laptop model on the manufacturer's website it should tell you the speeds - probably 2.4X but maybe 4X if it works at all. It will also tell you wether it uses DVD-R and DVD+R, I know it does + but not sure if it does - media as well.

    And brand /speed can matter - some drives are picky on the media used - trial and error might be the only way to find out.
     
  3. babymeena

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    Hi, Triple6. Thanks for the reply. I looked up all kinds of specs, it doesn't specify the speed. Probably really low since they're not bragging about it. I'm sad to hear that I have a crappy burner because one of the biggest reason why I picked this laptop is because of the dvd burner... =( I wonder if Best Buy will replace it with another dvd burner since I bought their three year service plan. What do you think?
     
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    I know HP replaced a lot of those burners with different models. I don't its up to Best Buy but the manufacturer of the laptop to replace any parts.
     
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