My DVD burner is burning so slowly!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Basar, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Basar macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iMac g5 this weekend and it came with an 8x superdrive. for some reason, my dvds burn at 2x :( I checked my DVDRs and they are 16x... whats wrong? :(
     
  2. cairo macrumors regular

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  3. Basar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No but I tried the same media on my Windows machine and it burns with 8x :(
     
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  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    what brand DVD-Rs are you using? Some drives are picky.
     
  6. Basar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Memorex.
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    That's most of the problem, I've had very bad luck with Memorex media. Do a search on MR as I've answered more than a few threads like this. The media that works really well is Verbatum and TDK as well as a few others. If you can return them I would and get a different brand.
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Ya memorex sucks for me too...I use Fuji DVD-R's and they work well for some reason.
     
  9. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    I have had bad luck with Memorex media... I can't burn at anything above 4x on my Mac mini.

    I have had good luck with HP, Sony, and Verbatim. Stay away from Philips, because the foil(?) on the top peels off after a while... sucks for slot-loading drives.

    Mike
     
  10. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Verbatim works great on my 15" PB DL. Verbatim 16x media burns at the PB's max speed (8x). Only have to wait 6 min to finish a full 4.7 GB burn :)
     
  11. Basar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Weird, I guess its a Mac thing because I have used nothing but Memorex on all my Windows machines and never had any problems in the past 3 years... I guess I gotta go get some other brand. Ok, thanks all.
     

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