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Montano
Jul 3, 2003, 03:45 PM
I thought the Pioneer 103 was a 1x/2x DVD burner? I have 4x DVD-R media, so that's not the problem. I have the 1.90 firmware, so that's not the problem. Is it the burner, or is it Toast 5.2 ? Any ideas ?

Thanks

funkywhat2
Jul 3, 2003, 10:57 PM
What machine is it? I'm not sure on which ones have what drive.

zaphoyd
Jul 3, 2003, 11:09 PM
If you have a 2x SuperDrive it will burn high speed (4x) media at 1x. This is due to a firmware issue that originally would have caused the superdrive to melt. An update from pioneer prevented this by clocking high speed media to 1x. In order to burn at 2x on a 2x superdrive, get 2x media.

Porshuh944turbo
Jul 3, 2003, 11:35 PM
um... the 103 is a 1x drive... sorry....

Montano
Jul 4, 2003, 05:52 AM
everymac.com as well as Pioneer.com show the 103 to be a 2x burner.

Porshuh944turbo
Jul 4, 2003, 07:27 AM
then what is the a04? I have an A04 in my DP 867 and it's a 2x... wasn't the first superdrive only 1x??

Montano
Jul 4, 2003, 07:35 AM
The A04/104 was simply the second generation 1x/2x burner.

I'm finding that the burn speed depends more on the media, than the burner !!

solvs
Jul 4, 2003, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Montano
everymac.com as well as Pioneer.com show the 103 to be a 2x burner.

It is. Only the Laptop Superdrive is 1x. The A/104 is the next generation, but also 2x DVD-R.

Use 2x media. Preferably good quality. As mentioned, the 4x will often burn at 1x. Even if you've upgraded the firmware.

iEric
Jul 4, 2003, 09:15 AM
I haven't even burnt 1 DVD yet and I have a superdrive. Dont know why i got it...I guess I got it for the "Just in Case" senario.

Montano
Jul 4, 2003, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by solvs
It is. Only the Laptop Superdrive is 1x. The A/104 is the next generation, but also 2x DVD-R.

Use 2x media. Preferably good quality. As mentioned, the 4x will often burn at 1x. Even if you've upgraded the firmware.

But where to find 'true 2x' media ? I have bought 1x/2x DVD-R's and they always burn at 1x. As mentioned, even the 4x burn at 1x. If you know of a particular brand that burns at 2x, please let me know.

Thanks

rundevilrun
Jul 4, 2003, 01:29 PM
I've had very good luck with 2x verbatim discs, I get them from TapeResources (http://www.taperesources.com)

Porshuh944turbo
Jul 4, 2003, 09:47 PM
go to allmediaoutlet.com


I buy Princo 2x but now I have a 4x 105 drive, I get the Princo 4x...

no complaints

P-Worm
Jul 5, 2003, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by iEric
I haven't even burnt 1 DVD yet and I have a superdrive. Dont know why i got it...I guess I got it for the "Just in Case" senario.

Give it a shot, you might end up loving it. DVD's aren't just for videos, but they are awesome backup. So mauch space on so few discs. Amazing.

P-Worm

acj
Jul 6, 2003, 01:46 AM
This makes no sense to me. Does 4x media have something that identifies it to the drive?

benixau
Jul 6, 2003, 09:23 AM
dunno - tell you this though, in aus Apple DVD-R media is half the price of any other brand. Why get anything else?

G4scott
Jul 6, 2003, 09:57 AM
If you have a 2x SuperDrive, get 2x DVD media. If you use 4x media, it will only burn at 1x.