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Old Feb 4, 2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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External DVD writer speed

I burn and need to read a lot of DVD's and the removal of the optical drive I consider to be a big mistake. Regardless, I purchased an LG external writer that can write DVD's at 24X because all the other drives were limited to 8X. Unfortunately, using either Burn or Premiere Elements to burn a disc, my speed is limited to 4X which is pretty unacceptable. Anyone have any suggestions? Is this totally a limitation of the software, or the iMac?
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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Does the media you want to burn to support writing at speeds higher than "4x"?
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 07:31 AM   #3
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...and most DVD-RWs (note the "W") are 4x max write speed only.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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...and most DVD-RWs (note the "W") are 4x max write speed only.
I believe we have a solution. I actually had no idea RW's were that limited as i always use regular +R's, but I had some RW's around and I figured I'd use them to test it out. Will try again with +R's. Thanks to both of you...
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