macbook burning extremely slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by juanster, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. juanster macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Remember that DVD burn speed and CD burn speed are completely unrelated. :)
     
  3. theocurrie macrumors newbie

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  4. Detlev_73 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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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.
     
  6. juanster thread starter macrumors 68020

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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
     

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