Speed rating of DVD-rom and DVD+/- Burner

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Vince, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest

    Hello Group:

    How important is the rated speed of the DVD burner and roms?

    Both the DVD+/- burner (a PHILLIPS unit) and the DVD-rom within my PC
    are rated as 16x speed.

    I have not yet found 16x DVD+R blank media at COMPusa or STAPLES
    stores. I have seen 16x DVD+Rs only in the DELL catalog.

    What am I loosing if I purchase 8x storage media?


    de ~Vince~
    Vince, Mar 2, 2005
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  2. Just a little speed. An 8x burn takes about 9 minutes. A 16x burn
    takes about 7. So, it takes you only 2 minutes longer. It's hard for
    a computer to supply data fast enough for a DVD burner to lay it down at
    16x anyway. The burn-proof technology has to kick in a few times when I
    try to burn at 12x on my 8400 with my NEC 16X DVD Rom.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
    Patrick L. Parks, Mar 3, 2005
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