|May 29, 2005, 03:19 AM||#1|
PowerBook DVD write speed funkiness
When I burn a DVD on my 12" PB using toast the drive (Matshita UJ-825) only writes at 2X for the first 2 minutes or so and then the drive whirls up (makes lots of noise) and writes the rest at 4X (happens every single time >30). When the disc is done you can see on the disc when the write rate sped up as there's a clear demarcation. Is this just normal for this drive or is there something wrong with mine?
12" G4 PB 1.33GHz 80GB HD 1.25GB
17" G4 iMac 1GHz 80GB HD 768MB
4G iPod 20GB
|May 29, 2005, 03:58 AM||#2|
You're not the only one. That's been a major flaw on my PowerBook, though my problem has been much worse. Mine won't write above 2x at all ever, won't burn DVD+R and spits out worhtless discs. Maybe 25% of the discs I've made have actually worked, CDs included. There's a discussion on Apple Support about the problem; those that have complained to Apple have essentially been told that unless the problem is widespread, they aren't culpable. I'd recommend complaining to Apple, as I did. Hopefully they'll soon issue a recall and replace them for free.
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