macbook burning extremely slow?

juanster

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Mar 2, 2007
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this is the first dvd i burn since i go tmy macbook 6 months or so ago, for some reason it may be just me but burning at 3x? isn't that exxxxxxxxtremely slow? or is it because it's a DVD, or is this speed just normal for a MB?
 

Detlev_73

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Jul 20, 2004
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Every Sunday when the Sunday edition of the newspaper adds come out, you can usually count on seeing a 100 pack of DVD-Rs at any number of retailers for about $24.99. Try getting the Memorex or the TD DVD-Rs. Never had a coaster and you can get the 16x, which will burn in about 8 minutes for about 4.3 GB.
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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I think if I remember correctly my MBP can only burn a DVD at about those speeds too, but the DVD's I use have a maximum write speed of 4x so that is probably why.
 

juanster

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my disks are 8x (memorex) have no idea how good they are i just got them from my friend, but yeah i was probably seeing as cd writing speed, thinking dvd and cd would be the same

Edit: Mad Jew you were right, cd burning is going at 21x.... like always thx guys